Russian weapons exporter plans talks with Middle East countries during show in UAE

Most popular products for export to the Middle East and North Africa are Sukhoi Su-35 and Mikoyan MiG-29M/M2, Yakovlev Yak-130, as well as Russian attack and transport helicopters

MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. The exporter of Russian weapons, Rosoboronexport, plans to have negotiations with practically all Middle East countries during the Dubai Airshow due in the United Arab Emirates on November 8-12, head of the Russian delegation Mikhail Zavaliy told TASS on Saturday.

“Sure, we shall also have talks with counterparts from other regions as well, including Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa,” he said.

Most popular products for export to the Middle East and North Africa are Sukhoi Su-35 and Mikoyan MiG-29M/M2, Yakovlev Yak-130, as well as Russian attack and transport helicopters.

Besides, he said, some North African countries express interest in initial-training planes Yak-152.

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Manufacturer ready to consider Russian Armata tank exports to foreign countries

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MOSCOW, September 14. /TASS/. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod, a manufacturer of railway cars and defense-related machines, said on Monday it is ready to look at possible exports of the new-generation tanks, T-14 Armata, to foreign buyers.

He said among potential buyer could be countries with big defense budgets, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar. “Sure, there is interest from Europe too,” he noted.

Earlier, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov said Russia was ready to discuss with its foreign partners possible supplies of Armata tanks after 2020, when Uralvagonzavod was through with the orders under the state armaments program.

The Armata is a commonized heavy platform that has served as a basis for a tank and an IFV. An armored recovery vehicle is being derived from it too.

The new tank is furnished with an unmanned turret, all-digital controls and an isolated armored crew compartment. Its main armament is a 125-mm gun, but the introduction of a 152-mm gun sometime in the future is a possibility.

Russia’s Rosoboronexport to supply over 100 helicopters abroad in 2015

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In particular, more than 60 various helicopters have been already delivered this year

MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport plans to supply more than 100 helicopters to foreign customers this year, the company’s first deputy director general, Ivan Goncharenko has said.

“In particular, more than 60 various helicopters have been already delivered this year. In total, foreign customers will receive over 100 helicopters until the year-end,” Goncharenko said ahead of the MAKS-2015 air show held near Moscow.

MAKS-2015 will be held in Zhukovsky outside Moscow between August 25 and 30. More than 600 Russian organizations and over 150 foreign companies are expected to take part in the event, which will be attended by delegations from some 80 countries.

Russian arms industry targets new markets

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Russia sold weapons worth $10 billion in 2014, a 9% increase over the preceding year, says IHS Jane’s Annual Defence Budgets Review. However, Rosoboronexport says that in 2014 Russian arms exports were $3 billion higher than the figure published by IHS Jane’s. Against the background of what the United States achieved during this period, even this figure loses its impressiveness. In 2014, US arms manufacturers sold weapons worth $23.7 billion, racking up a 19% growth over the previous year. In other words, even if we make an adjustment, in terms of absolute value ​​(American weapons being more expensive), the growth of US sales dynamics are almost two times higher than that of Russia’s.

Russia exported over $15 billion worth of armaments to over 60 countries in 2014 — Putin

Russia exported over $15 billion worth of armaments to over 60 countries in 2014 — Putin

January 28 - Russia exported more than $15 billion worth of military products to more than 60 foreign countries in 2014. New contracts worth almost $14 billion were signed as well, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of the Commission for Military and Technological Cooperation with foreign countries on Tuesday.
The president noted that Russia is a reliable and predictable partner on the global armaments market and it does not link fulfillment of its commitments to the current political situation.
According to Vladimir Putin, Russia will be expanding its presence on the markets of arms sales in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
"Today’s new challenges and threats force many countries to change their military doctrines, upgrade their national armed forces," Putin said at a session of the commission on the military and technical cooperation with foreign countries.
"Russia will be expanding its presence on such perspective markets as the Asian and Pacific region, the African continent, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin," Putin said.

January 28 – Russia exported more than $15 billion worth of military products to more than 60 foreign countries in 2014. New contracts worth almost $14 billion were signed as well, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of the Commission for Military and Technological Cooperation with foreign countries on Tuesday.
The president noted that Russia is a reliable and predictable partner on the global armaments market and it does not link fulfillment of its commitments to the current political situation.
According to Vladimir Putin, Russia will be expanding its presence on the markets of arms sales in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
“Today’s new challenges and threats force many countries to change their military doctrines, upgrade their national armed forces,” Putin said at a session of the commission on the military and technical cooperation with foreign countries.
“Russia will be expanding its presence on such perspective markets as the Asian and Pacific region, the African continent, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin,” Putin said.

 

Germany Stops Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia Amid Instability in Region

Germany ceased arms exports to Saudi Arabia, with some of the delivery contracts cancelled or left for later revision amid region's instability

In 2013, Germany approved a 360 million euro ($400 million) deal for arms delivery to Saudi Arabia.

 

MOSCOW, January 25 (Sputnik) Germany ceased arms exports to Saudi Arabia, with some of the delivery contracts cancelled or left for later revision amid region’s instability, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday citing government sources.According to the newspaper, the decision was made after the Bundessicherheitsrat (Germany’s Federal Security Council) meeting on Wednesday, which involved German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.

However, the German government has made no official statements in this respect, the security board members are also keeping silent.

In 2013, Germany approved a 360 million euro ($400 million) deal for arms delivery to Saudi Arabia, which was widely seen as a controversial step amid concerns of stability in the region as well as concerns over the country’s human rights record.

 

Experts believe the supply of weapons to Ryadh could contribute to the deterioration of the region’s stability, as it happened in 2011, when Saudi troops were sent to Bahrain to help quell the popular uprising against the ruling dynasty.

Germany’s decision, yet to be officially announced, came amid the change of power in Saudi Arabia on Friday following the death of King Abdullah. Abdulah’s half-brother Salman was named the new ruler of the country, and pledged to continue political course of his predecessor.

Among other mid-East countries who have supply contracts with Germany are the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria and Israel.

Nigeria gets Mi-24 helicopters from Ukraine

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Nigeria Air Force received two combat helicopters Mi-24, passed by the  modernization  type Super Hind Mk III on SE “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant” Aviacon “(Ukraine). January 2015

Following the receipt from the Ukraine in 2014, T-72AV and BTR-4E, Nigeria , apparently,  receives  the former Ukrainian combat helicopters Mi-24. Despite the rather poor results  for army aviation of Ukraine results of participation in hostilities in the Donbass, which led to significant losses, the helicopter  continues to leave the Ukraine for export. 

Nigerian web resource beegeagle.wordpress.com 2 January 2015 published a picture of the two combat helicopters Mi-24 received by  Nigeria Air Force,  the helicopters  passed modernization by the version of Super Hind Mk III  according to project of the South African company Advanced Technologies and Engineering.

And below the foto of  Two combat helicopters Mi-24, held alteration, presumably for Nigeria, according to an version Super Hind Mk III on SE “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant” Aviacon “(Ukraine). Ukrainian TV reportage shots. Konotop, 10/16/2014
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Along with the delivery of two upgraded helicopters Super Hind, Ukraine, apparently sent to this country also  the not upgraded attack helicopters Mi-24 series   from  Availability. In mid-December 2014 a number of web resources appeared the  foto   of Ukrainian spotter Vassily  Koba “in the district of Kiev”. The  Photo of Mi-24B which has marking of  Air Force of Nigeria and the Nigerian military side number NAF-261 (still not “shown” in  Air Force of Nigeria). The helicopter has  “desert” camouflage similar to both the Nigerian Super Hind. This  helicopter, apparently, was also pre-sale repaired on factory “Aviacon” in Konotop. Foto is below