Defence & Security Industry News - Rosoboronexport
|Tuesday, August 12, 2014 06:19 PM|
|Russian state agency Rosoboronexport signed major contracts with African countries|
|Russia’s main weapons exporter, state agency Rosoboronexport, has signed about $1.7 billion contracts with Central and South African countries since the beginning of 2013, Director General Anatoly Isaykin said on Tuesday. “Sub-Saharan countries make up a marginal share of our annual export, about 2% But orders are steadily increasing, and this is a long-term trend,” he said.|
Russia’s major weapon supplier exports more than $5 billion over 6 months in 2014
A foundation had been laid for cooperation with Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. Weapons and armour supplies could also go to Botswana, Niger, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti and Ethiopia, he added.
Cooperation with many countries sharply contracted or was wound up after the Soviet Union break-up. “We’ll shake the dust off these contacts, step up dialogue and switch to modern forms of partnership,” said Isaykin.