Putin shows off Russian advances at MAKS-2017 Aviation and Space Salon

MAKS-2017 Salon, one of the world’s largest aviation forums, kicks off in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, at the airfield of the Gromov Flight Research Institute. MAKS provides a comprehensive insight into the priorities and achievements of the Russian aerospace industry. Some prototypes of aircraft and combat systems, as well as experimental units, are demonstrated exclusively at MAKS.

During MAKS, top Russian officials are available for business communication. MAKS offers a unique opportunity to those involved in the aviation and space industries to get to know the opinion of decision-makers involved in the development, production and sale of aviation equipment and weapons.

Scientific conferences and roundtables, held under the auspices of the State Scientific Center of Russia, TsAGI (the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute), constitute a significant part of the MAKS program.

MAKS-2017 Salon runs from July 18 through July 23. (MAKS)

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Attendees observe helicopters in flight

People attend the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

Russian SU34 military jets

A pair of Russian SU34 military jets take part in an exhibition flight on July 18, 2017 at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin pays a visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)

Aermacchi MB-339 military trainer and light attack aircraft

The Al Fursan UAE aerobatic display team performs on Aermacchi MB-339 military trainer and light attack aircraft at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Marina Lystseva/TASS via Getty Images)

Chinese made drone Wing Loong

Visitors take pictures of the new Chinese made drone Wing Loong on July 18, 2017 at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Beriev Be-200 Altair amphibious aircraft

A Beriev Be-200 Altair amphibious aircraft performs during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)

Antonov 30 B military plane

A photo taken on July 18, 2017 shows the front of the Russian Antonov 30 B military plane exhibited at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Kamov Ka-226 small multi-purpose helicopter

A pilot seen by a Kamov Ka-226 small multi-purpose helicopter on display at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

Mikoyan MiG-35 multirole fighter

A Mikoyan MiG-35 multirole fighter aircraft in flight at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin delivers a speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during an opening ceremony of the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)

Visitors watch an exhibition flight

Visitors look at the exhibition flight of Russian helicopters on July 18, 2017 at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian MIG 35 fighter jet

A Russian police officer stands next to the new Russian fighter jet MIG 35 on July 18, 2017 during the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Attends examine a display

People attend the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

An Aeroflot flight attendant walks by a MiG 29K fighter jet

An Aeroflot flight attendant walks by a Mikoyan MiG 29K fighter jet on display at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin watches a display

Russian President Vladimir Putin uses a pair of binoculars as he watches a display during the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)

Mig 29 military plane

A Russian pilot stands next to his Mig 29 military plane on display at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky on July 18, 2017, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Aermacchi MB-339 military trainer and light attack aircrafts

Aermacchi MB-339 military trainer and light attack aircrafts are being prepared for a performance of the Al Fursan UAE aerobatic display team at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

Display of Russian missiles

A photo taken on July 18, 2017 shows different missiles that can be attached to Russian war planes presented during the opening day of the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow, Russia. (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Selfie with an Ilyushin Il-114 twin-engine turboprop airliner

A visitor takes a selfie with an Ilyushin Il-114 twin-engine turboprop airliner on display at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, July 18, 2017. (Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)