The export of foreign weapons to Russia now exceed $ 100 million 0207124

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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Monday, July 2, 2012, 11:44 AM
 
The export of foreign weapons to Russia now exceed $ 100 million.
In recent years, foreign arms shipments to Russia have increased considerably, surpassing $ 100 million, announced on Friday, June 29, 2012, to journalists Igor Sevastyanov, deputy director of the Russian arms export agency Rosoboronexport.
     
In recent years, foreign arms shipments to Russia have increased considerably, surpassing $ 100 million, announced on Friday to journalists Igor Sevastyanov, deputy director of the arms export agency Rosoboronexport Russia.
The contract for the French helicopter carrier Mistral is around 1.2 billion euros, which is not included in the current amount.
     

"With regard to imports, they are considerable. Their volume was multiplied by dozens of times. In the past, Russian imports of armaments were $ 1-2 million, they now amount to 100 million and even more," Sevastyanov said at the defence exhibition "Engineerig Technologies 2012" in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.

The head of Rosoboronexport said that this amount covered only weapons already delivered. Those to be provided in the future are not included. Of these, Mr. Sevastyanov cited French helicopter carrier Mistral. The contract which they are being totaled 1.2 billion euros.

 

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