Russian aircraft industry
Under the Soviet Union, aircraft and missiles were developed by organizations called design bureaus, which often manufactured as well; today's Russian aircraft industry is derived from the design bureaus. This industry develops both military and civilian aircraft for the Russian Federation, although, especially for civil aircraft, Russia is a competitive market.
This industry aggressively competes in the export arms trade, often designing aircraft principally to meet the requirements of other national markets. While some Soviet-designed export versions were made less capable than the Russian military version, some current designs are fully optimized, for example, for the needs of the Indian Air Force.
Major design bureaus include: