The Russian aerospace Industry

The Russian aerospace industry has inherited from the Soviet Union brilliant technologies and competencies in the fields of space carriers, rocket engines and satellites.

Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, owns most of the large space-related companies. It supervises almost all operations, including purchases, production, international cooperation and R&D.

Despite this high level of control, official development plans and projects in all three segments are ambitious and open new opportunities for foreign companies as the development of civil applications are increasingly becoming a priority.

Drivers opening up business opportunities for foreign companies:

  • The need to modernize manufacturing and make it a world-class industry
  • The objective to increase the share of civil products to an average of 30% by 2025, and to 50% by 2030
  • The necessity to develop a more reliable suppliers’ network for the aviation, space rocket industry and satellite construction, where the share of foreign components reaches 70%

The region of Samara in the Volga Federal District is the main Russian Aerospace Cluster. It concentrates activities in all three major segments and accounts for about 45’000 jobs in this industry.

Any questions on the Russian aerospace industry?
Check out our latest Russian Aerospace Industry Report or ask for a free consultation; our team will be glad to help you research the market, develop sales or help you set up your company in Russia.

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>1700

Aircrafts

The number of new airliners needed by Russian aviation companies by 2035.

175’000

People

The estimated amount of workers active in the aerospace and aviation industry throughout Russia in 2018.

640

Sattelites

Will be sent to orbit by the year 2028 for the needs of the Russian project «Sfera».

1’300

Billion roubles

The budget of the Russian federal space program for the period 2016–2025.

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