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Rosoboronexport to Deliver Mortars to the UAE

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Rosoboronexport is making pre-contractual arrangements to deliver mortars manufactured by Nizhny Novgorod based Central Research Institute «Burevestnik» to the United Arab Emirates.

«The process has begun, but, as you know, this stage can take anywhere from three to five years to complete, RIA «Vremia N» reported CEO of Central Research Institute «Burevestnik» Georgy Zakamennykh as saying.

Samples of the 82-mm 2B24 and 2B25 mortals were first demonstrated for representatives of the UAE at the IDEX-2013 international defense exhibition.

Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, gave high praise of the Russian armaments at the time, saying «they are the very best». «You have well-established advanced technologies, but most importantly you also have talented professionals of the highest order,» the prince said.

The basic properties of the 2B24 mortar are superior to other foreign and Russian counterparts. Its shooting range has been increased 1.5 times in comparison to previous mortars.

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Russian Arms Exporter Sold $13.2Bln in 2013

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Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport sold $13.2 billion in weapons and military equipment to foreign buyers last year but expects no short-term growth, its director said in an interview published Monday.

The company signed 1,202 orders last year and fulfilled deliveries to 60 countries. Among the major importers of Russian weapons and military equipment were India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Venezuela, Algeria and Malaysia.

Aircraft amounted to nearly 40 percent of the company’s sales last year, followed by anti-aircraft defense systems at just over 25 percent, Rosoboronexport Director General Anatoly Isaikin said.

“I would say that Russia is ready to offer everything from small arms to anti-aircraft defense systems,” he said.

Rosoboronexport Weapons Supplies Reach Record $13.2 Billion

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Russian main arms exporting company Rosoboronexport has delivered weapons and military hardware at a record $13.2 billion in the previous year, Rosoboronexport Director General Anatoly Isaikin said in an interview published in Kommersant daily on Monday.

“As of December 31, we have delivered weapons and military hardware at $13.2 billion. This figure exceeded slightly target figures that cannot but gladden us. In general, annual export through our company went up fourfold from 2001 to 2013. In 2013 alone, we have received and considered 1,902 bids of foreign customers. Finally, 1,202 contracts were signed,” Isaikin said.

The Rosoboronexport general director noted that geography of supplies had changed drastically in 2013 and “the same countries India, China and Vietnam are among main importing countries of Russian weapons and military hardware.” Meanwhile, “Indonesia, Venezuela, Algeria and partially Malaysia” are among them. “All in all, supplies were made in 60 countries,” Isaikin noted.

Rosoboronexport to Increase Its Aviation and Helicopter Sales

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Rosoboronexport expects a 30% increase in aircraft and a 20% growth in helicopter sales in 2013.

Mikhail Zavalii, head of the Rosoboronexport delegation to Dubai Airshow 2013, reported on the results of the international aerospace exhibition.

“We expect this year’s aircraft sales to increase by 30% and helicopter sales to increase by 20% as compared to last year,” RIA Novosti quoted Zavalii as saying.

During the exhibition the Rosoboronexport delegation held talks on military-technical cooperation with several countries, including the United Arab Emirates. Customers in the UAE have expressed interest in the Su-30 and Su-35 airplane models, as well as the upgraded Su-29 and Su-35.

23 Russian organizations participated in the exhibition, including six military-technical conglomerates: Rostec, Rosoboronexport, Oboronprom, Sukhoi, MiG, and the gas turbine company Salut.

Rosoboronexport to Strengthen Russia’s Position in Global Arms Market

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The Board of Directors of Rosoboronexport, which is part of the state corporation Rostec, approved the company’s development strategy, which extends to 2020. The strategy will allow Russia to maintain its leading position in the global arms market despite increased competition from other states. The document stipulates that from 2013 to 2016, Rosoboronexport’s sales, which account for over 80% of Russia’s arms exports, will remain at the current level, about $13 billion per year.

Rosoboronexport has long been known as a reliable, trustworthy partner that acts in full compliance with international law,” said Sergei Chemezov, Rostec general director and Rosoboronexport chairman of the board. “The new strategy will strengthen Russia’s position in the global arms market; everything is in place for this to happen.”

The Rosoboronexport strategy was developed in accordance with a decision of the company’s board of directors that was adopted on December 28, 2011.

Russia to Supply Modern Weaponry to Egypt

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Russia will supply modern weaponry to Egypt, provided that Cairo is able to finance the purchases, a high-ranking official at Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Friday.

Rumors about Egypt turning toward Russia for military assistance to meet its security needs, following the partial suspension of military aid and equipment deliveries from the United States, have been circulating in the media since last week.

Various reports indicated that Egypt is considering spending at least $4 billion on advanced weaponry from Russia.

“We are ready to negotiate with the Egyptian side the possibility of deliveries of new weaponry as well as repairing equipment supplied in Soviet times,” the Rosoboronexport official said.

Rosoboronexport: Business is Booming

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Russia’s state Rosoboronexport arms exporters say their sales this year are poised to top $13bln. They also had $38bln worth of orders as of November 1st . Their next delivery will consist of 12 Mi-17B-5 transport helicopters for Afghanistan, to be paid for by the United States.

The figures are contained in a company release out Friday.

Rosoboronexport accounts for more than 80% of Russia’s arms export.

Rosoboronexport Signs $1Bln Arms Deals With Angola

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Russia’s state arms export monopoly has signed a $1 billion deal package with Angola to deliver military equipment, build an ammunition plant and provide maintenance services.

Rosoboronexport will supply 18 Su-30K fighter jets to the southern African nation, the daily said, citing sources at the arms exports company and the Russian military.

The Su-30K fighters in question are a batch of aircraft that were initially supplied to India in the late 1990s, prior to Delhi receiving the more advanced multirole Su-30MKI variant. They were returned to Russia in 2007, Vedomosti said, and have since lain idle in a Belarusian repair plant.

Also on the list are Mi-17 transport helicopters, tanks, artillery, firearms and ammunition. Rosoboronexport will conduct maintenance for Russian-made military equipment used by the Angolan military.

Rosoboronexport to Participate in “NamExpo-2013”

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Rosoboronexport will demonstrate its military products during the International Naval Defense Exhibition “NamExpo-2013”.

In total the expo will feature 245 different kinds of military products, according to the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade. Rostec will serve as the organizer of the Russian exhibit.

The international naval exhibition “NamExpo-2013” will be held for the first time in the Indian city of Kochin from September 23 to 27. The purpose of the exhibition is to study and understand modern naval military technology, as well as the production of related weapons and other military equipment. The exhibition also hopes to interest both foreign and domestic firms in developing the Indian navy.

More than fifty leading Indian and foreign arms manufacturers, including the U.S., Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Israel, are expected to participate in the exhibition.

Russian Arms Export Booming

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Russian news agency RIA-Novosti has quoted an official of the Rosoboronexport state arms exporters as indicating that in the first 8 months of this year his company sold almost $10bln worth of arms and military equipment to foreign buyers.

This amounts to about three quarters of the planned annual sales.

In 2012, Rosoboronexport’s sales amounted to $12.9bln. The company’s order book is now at $35bln.