Russian military planes banned from Farnborough Airshow

Russian military planes banned from Farnborough Airshow

The next Farnborough Airshow will take place next year

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Russian military planes won't be included in an airshow set to take place next year in Hampshire.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti was told by an event organiser that UK regulator the Export Control Organisation (ECO) that has implemented certain rules on Russian military planes.

There is currently a European Union embargo on moving weapons and military equipment both to and from Russia.

Despite this the organiser added: "We welcome all exhibitors, Russian or otherwise, that fall within these ECO guidelines. Being a major international showcase, Russian participation is really important."

She also admitted that Russian equipment was featured in the airshow in 2016, however claimed this was not military equipment, according to Sputnik.

Russian companies such as Ilyushin, Irkut, Rostek, Sukhoi and Russian Helicopters were involved in the show.

The  Farnborough Airshow is one of the largest in existence and will run between July 16-22 next year.