Russia plans to sign agreements to produce Russian and Soviet weapons in Slovakia 0603132

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Defence News - Russia / Slovakia

 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:56 AM
 
Russia plans to sign agreements to produce Russian and Soviet weapons in Slovakia.
Moscow and Bratislava plan soon to sign a series of agreements for the production of Russian and Soviet arms under license in Slovakia, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the military-industrial complex.
     
Moscow and Bratislava plan soon to sign a series of agreements for the production of Russian and Soviet arms under license in Slovakia, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the military-industrial complex.
Since many years, Slovak army uses Russian-made helicopters as the M-17 HIP.
     

"The appropriate resolutions will be adopted in the coming months. As Slovakia becomes the first member country of the European Union to launch the Russian military equipment manufacturing under license, I do not exclude the possibility of further similar contracts" , the official said after a meeting of the intergovernmental commission Russo-Slovak held in Moscow.

M.Rogozine has also indicated that Moscow and Bratislava also planned to expand cooperation in the field of maintenance and manufacturing of Russian helicopters in Slovakia.

As a non-NATO member Russia had no right to repair avionics and communication systems for helicopters sold in Slovakia, these equipment must to be on NATO standards.

 

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