Russia supplies defense products to Tajikistan without compensation
Russia continues to supply defense products to Tajikistan without compensation under agreements reached between the presidents of Russia and Tajikistan, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
BMP-2 IFVs of the Tajik army (Picture source: Tajik MoD)
"The inventory worth more than 9 million U.S. dollars (603 million rubles) which has been delivered to Tajikistan includes radar stations designed to detect and track air objects and indicate targets for the air defense systems of Tajikistan," the ministry went on to say.
The aforesaid defense products are being handed over as part of a program of modernization of the national armed forces of Tajikistan. The Russian side believes that the program is the key instrument of raising the combat effectiveness of Russia’s ally in Central Asia and Russia’s contribution to strengthening the Tajik border. The armaments will strengthen the defense potential of the Tajik armed forces and will contribute to defending Tajikistan’s airspace from any manifestations of the terrorist threat.