About the company
Rostec – (State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology Industrial Product)
Rostec is a Russian state owned company engaged in a wide range of businesses including engineering, manufacturing, and military aircraft and equipment.
Its Russian Helicopters subsidiary supplied to the Burmese military and now helps maintain MI 24 helicopter gunships, MI 2 multi-role helicopters, and MI 17 helicopters which can be used for transport and as gunships.
Its VO Tyazhpromexport subsidiary is in a joint venture with the military owned Myanmar Economic Corporation constructing and running an iron and steel plant, primarily producing pig iron. The plant is in Pang Pet, southern Shan State. Although currently suspended, there are plans to reopen the plant.
Rostec also owns the famous Kalashnikov brand.
24, Usacheva str
(Notified 5th November 2018)
Russia expands Myanmar Mi-24P repair programme – Jane’s Defence Weekly – 17th October 2017
Myanmar’s military just wants to be normal –Anthony Davis – Asia Times 15th February 2018
Myanmar delegation visits Russian Helicopters – Rostec website 5th July 2016
Rostec completes the first stage of the iron smelting plant in Myanmar – Rostec website 12st October 2015
Burmese government website
Russian Helicopters repairs Mi-24P helicopter for Myanmar Air Force – TASS -13th October 2017
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”