Russia, Egypt Discuss Antey-2500, Buk Missile Systems Delivery

Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system

 

Rostec head Sergey Chemezov said that Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and Buk surface-to-air missile system.

Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and Buk surface-to-air missile system, Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec head Sergey Chemezov said Sunday.“Today we are considering a possibility of delivering to Egypt missile systems Antey-2500 and Buk, negotiations continue,” Chemezov said during the Dubai Airshow.

Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport will supply to foreign countries arms worth at least $12.5 billion until the end of the year, Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec head said.

“Rosoboronexport should reach $12.5 billion. We hope, it will be a little more. But we will definitely fulfill the plan,” Chemezov said during the Dubai Airshow.

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Russian arms exporter reaches several agreements with Turkey at IDEF-2015 arms fair

Russian officials previously said that the Turkish side was interested in Russia’s antiaircraft defence systems, including the Antey-2500

Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile system

Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile system

ISTANBUL, May 7. /TASS/. Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport has reached a number of agreements with the Turkish colleagues at the International Defense Industry Fair IDEF-2015 in Turkey. The work on the agreements will be started in May, the company’s delegation head Anatoly Aksyonov told journalists on Thursday.

According to him, the Russian special exporter has already found “many partners in the Turkish industry that have already pooled efforts in certain spheres of work.”

“I think that after the holidays we will start the work on the agreements we have reached with the Turkish colleagues,” Aksyonov said.

He declined to specify the projects, only saying that they are both in the sphere of ground equipment and the Air Force and Navy.

Russian officials previously said that the Turkish side was interested in Russia’s antiaircraft defence systems, including the Antey-2500.

JSC Rosoboronexport is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia’s exports/imports of defence-related and dual use products, technologies and services. The corporation was set up by a decree of the President of Russia and is charged with implementation of the policy of the state in the field of military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries. The official status of Rosoboronexport guarantees the Russian government’s support in all export operations.

Russia has been taking part in IDEF since 1995. More than 50 delegations from 17 countries visited Rosoboronexport’s stand in 2013, suggesting keen interest in Russian arms in the region.

The Russian-Turkish military-technical cooperation dates back to March 16, 1921 when the Treaty of Friendship and Brotherhood was signed between Soviet Russia and Turkey. Upon its conclusion, Russia began providing financial and military-technical aid to the Turkish government. Turkey’s accession to NATO did not become an obstacle to further development of ties with Russia. As a result, Russian BTR-80 APCs, Mi-17 helicopters, anti-tank missile systems, and a variety of small arms are in service with the Turkish Armed Forces.

Russian arms exporter to present T-90S tank, Night Hunter copter at Turkey defense fair

The arms exporter has analysed the needs of major regional consumers of weapons and military equipment taking into account the recent local conflictsT-90S tank

T-90S tank

MOSCOW, May 5. / TASS /. Russia’s main arms exporter Rosoboronexport will present at the International Defense Industry Fair IDEF-2015 in Turkey about 20 samples of Russian defense products, including the T-90S tank and Mi-28NE combat helicopter, head of Rosoboronexport’s delegation Anatoly Aksyonov told TASS in an interview on Tuesday.

“The Middle East and North Africa account for a significant proportion of all Rosoboronexport supplies. In this connection, during preparations for the IDEF-2015 international defense exhibition we’ve made efforts to analyse the needs of major regional consumers of weapons and military equipment, including taking into account the recent local conflicts,” said Aksyonov. According to him, about 20 Russian defense industry samples have been chosen as a result, which, according to the company, will evoke the greatest interest among the region’s potential customers.

Rosoboronexport has listed among the main aircraft samples in the military products supplies the Yakovlev Yak-130 training plane, the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet, the Beriyev Be-200 plane, the Kamov Ka-226 light multi-purpose helicopter, Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter, Mi-28NE combat helicopter, Mi-171SH military transport helicopter and Ka-52 combat reconnaissance and attack helicopter.

The ground force component of the Russian military products is represented by the upgraded T-90S tank, BTR-80A armoured personnel carrier, BMP-3F infantry combat vehicle and a tank support combat vehicle.

Among the naval equipment Rosoboronexport named the Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine of Project 677E, Gepard-3.9 frigate, the Mirazh patrol boat of Project 14310, as well as the Mangust speed patrol boat of Project 12150.

JSC Rosoboronexport is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia’s exports/imports of defence-related and dual use products, technologies and services. The corporation was set up by a decree of the President of Russia and is charged with implementation of the policy of the state in the field of military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries. The official status of Rosoboronexport guarantees the Russian government’s support in all export operations.

Russia has been taking part in IDEF since 1995. More than 50 delegations from 17 countries visited Rosoboronexport’s stand in 2013, suggesting keen interest in Russian arms in the region.

The Russian-Turkish military-technical cooperation dates back to March 16, 1921 when the Treaty of Friendship and Brotherhood was signed between Soviet Russia and Turkey. Upon its conclusion, Russia began providing financial and military-technical aid to the Turkish government. Turkey’s accession to NATO did not become an obstacle to further development of ties with Russia. As a result, Russian BTR-80 APCs, Mi-17 helicopters, anti-tank missile systems, and a variety of small arms are in service with the Turkish Armed Forces.

Supplies of Antey-2500 missiles to Turkey fully within its powers to decide

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Possible supplies of the Antey-2500 antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey stay fully within the latter country’s powers to decide, Anatoly Aksyonov who chairs a delegation of the Russian state weaponry exporting corporation to the 12th international defence industry fair IDEF’15 told TASS.

IDEF’15 will be held in Istanbul from May 5 through to May 8. It organizers say more than 700 companies from 46 countries will be represented.

The largest displays are those of Turkey with 265 companies and the US (101 companies). German, British and French pavilions at the fair will also be impressive.

Russia will be represented by the state corporation Rotech and its subsidiary, Rosoboronexport.

In September 2013, the Turkish Defence Industry Executive Committee crossed Rosoboronexport out of the list of participants in a bidding contest for supplying long-range antiaircraft missile systems under the T-LORAMIDS programme, Aksyonov recalled.

“In the light of it, the possibilities of such supplies stay much rather within the scope of decision-making powers of the Turkish side,” he said.

On September 2014, the committee secretariat decided to continue detailed talks on the issue with the Chinese company manufacturing FD-2000 complexes. Along with it, the Turks drew up a shortlist where the Chinese option occupies the top position, the US stands second with the Patriot missiles and the SMART systems manufactured by the Italian-French corporation Eurosam turned up at the third place.

The Antey-2500 complexes were also put up for the bidding but it withdrew from the contest upon studying the proposals.

Turkish Army plans getting twelve complexes at the first stage of the project and to pay $ 3.5 billion to $ 4.0 billion for them.

Turkey is expected to take the final decision upon the end of talks with the participants on the transfers of technologies and other crucial matters upon the end of talks.

Russian state weaponry exporter to represent 400 companies at fair in Turkey

IDEF’15 will be held in Istanbul from May 5 through to May 8. It organizers say more than 700 companies from 46 countries will be represented

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Main exporter of Russian defence industry products, Rosoboronexport, will display the produce of more than 400 Russian manufacturers at IDEF’15 exhibition in Turkey, the head of the company’s delegation, Anatoly Aksyonov told TASS.

“Rosoboronexport is the only state mediator in Russia in terms of exports and imports of the entire spectrum of defence-related and dual products, technologies and services. Its status furnishes it with unique opportunities to represent its products at the international defence industry fair IDEF’15 in Istanbul,” Aksyonov said.

Possible supplies of the Antei-2500 antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey stay fully within the latter country’s powers to decide, said Aksyonov.

On September 2014, the committee secretariat decided to continue detailed talks on the issue with the Chinese company manufacturing FD-2000 complexes. Along with it, the Turks drew up a shortlist where the Chinese option occupies the top position, the U.S. stands second with the Patriot missiles and the SMART systems manufactured by the Italian-French corporation Eurosam turned up at the third place.

The Antei-2500 complexes were also put up for the bidding but it withdrew from the contest upon studying the proposals.

Turkish Army plans getting twelve complexes at the first stage of the project and to pay $ 3.5 billion to $ 4.0 billion for them.

Turkey is expected to take the final decision upon the end of talks with the participants on the transfers of technologies and other crucial matters upon the end of talks.

IDEF’15 will be held in Istanbul from May 5 through to May 8. It organizers say more than 700 companies from 46 countries will be represented.

The largest displays are those of Turkey with 265 companies and the U.S. (101 companies). German, British and French pavilions at the fair will also be impressive.

Russia will be represented by the state corporation Rotech and Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of the former.

Russia to supply Antey-2500 missile system to Egypt by end of 2016 — source

 

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The contract is worth more than $1 billion

Antey-2500 missile system

Antey-2500 missile system

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MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. Russia will supply the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Egypt by the end of 2016, a source familiar with Russia’s military and technical cooperation with other countries told TASS on Friday. The contract is worth more than $1 billion, the source said.

“In accordance with the contract, Egypt will receive the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system with three divisions, including a command post. The contract is worth more than $1 billion. The training of Egyptian serviceman in operating the system is included in the contract, it will start this year in one of the centers of the Russian Ground Forces,” the source noted.

“The contract will be fulfilled in 2016,” he added.

The source added that the first Antey-2500 division is ready for delivery while the delivery of support equipment started last year.

Russia’s official arms exporter Rosoboronexport did not comment on the situation. “The company will not comment on this information,” Rosoboronexport’s representative Vyacheslav Davidenko told TASS.

Antey-2500 missile system

The Antey-2500 system is a modernization of S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems. The system is designed to attack aircraft, aeroballistic and cruise missiles, and other air targets at a distance of 250 kilometers and height of up to 25 kilometers. The system was first purchased by Venezuela. Russian arms producer Almaz-Antey announced delivery of the system to Egypt last year, but this information was not confirmed. Reports say that Russia offered to supply Antey-2500 to Iran instead of S-300, the delivery of which failed due to UN sanctions.

Russia-Egypt military cooperation

Russia and Egypt have signed a protocol on military cooperation on March 4 after the first session of the joint commission on military and technical cooperation.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi presided at the session.

“The sides discussed the results of the military and technical cooperation in 2014 and outlined priority prospects of cooperation in this sphere for 2015,” the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said.

An agreement on joint commission on military and technical cooperation was signed as well along with the protocol for its first session.

US Opposes Sale of Russian Anti-Ballistic Missile System to Iran

Antey-2500 anti-ballistic system

US State Department spokesperson said that the United States is opposed to Russia selling the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Iran following reports that Russia is considering providing Tehran with the advanced system.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is opposed to Russia selling the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Iran following reports that Russia is considering providing Tehran with the advanced system, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Monday.

“We’ve seen these reports and once we have more details… we will certainly raise this at the appropriate levels,” Psaki said at a press briefing.

Moscow reportedly previously cancelled a 2010 agreement to sell the S-300 surface-to-air weapons system to Teheran.

 

“If reports are true that Russia has decided not to sell the S-300 system to Iran we would certainly welcome that, but we would have similar objections to the Antey-2500 system,“ Psaki said.Iran is considering the purchase of the Antey-2500 system, said Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian state defense and technology conglomerate Rostec at a weapons expo in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.

The more advanced Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system is capable of shooting down short and medium range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.

Chemezov is on the list of persons covered by the US sanctions against Russia.

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