The Risk behind Russia’s Bombing Campaign

In a Forbes commentary published on November 10, RWR Advisory Group’s Andrew Davenport points to the unrealized risk looming for Russia’s state-owned weapons manufacturers that are simultaneously facilitating the bombing of civilians in Syria and seeking to achieve a credible place in the global markets.  Sukhoi, for example, the manufacturer of attack jets and bombers being used in Syria, has a subsidiary that, after years of investment, is engaged in an aggressive marketing effort — including in the present window — to sell its Superjet 100 (SSJ100) commercial, medium-range airliner to countries around the world.