Russia delivers weapons and military equipment to Azerbaijan for an amount of $1 billion 2006131
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|Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:55 AM|
|Russia delivers weapons and military equipment to Azerbaijan for an amount of $1 billion.|
Russia is currently delivering huge military equipment to Azerbaijan including tanks, artillery systems and infantry fighting vehicles, Vedomosti newspaper reported Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The shipments are the result of contracts signed in 2011 and 2012, unnamed Russian Defense Ministry sources told the business daily.
A source in the Russian Defense Ministry put the total value of the weapons systems and ammunition at "no less than $700 million, possibly about $1 billion," and includes 94 T-90S tanks, around three battalions (about 100 units), infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 Division (18 units), self-propelled artillery pieces "MSTA- C "Division (18 launchers), multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) Division (18 units), self-propelled artillery" Vena "and the battery (6 units) of heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A (a new version of the system Buratino (Pinocchio)., according to Vedomosti.