Useful for ourselves: how Russian arms exports have changed this year

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Useful for ourselves: how Russian arms exports have changed this year
Useful for ourselves: how Russian arms exports have changed this year
16 August, 15:40EconomyPhoto: Соцсети
According to Western sources, Russia failed to sell the promised weapons to several countries of the world.

The head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said that this year alone, the state corporation signed contracts for the export of arms worth a trillion rubles, and the total portfolio of orders reached three trillion rubles. “The impact of a special military operation on supplies is not seen”, - he said at the plenary meeting of the Army-2022 international military-technical forum. According to the official, attempts by Western countries to isolate Russia do not interfere with work with foreign customers.

However, Western media are reporting that a series of Russian arms sales deals have been canceled or suspended. The influential British edition of The Times, citing its sources, lists which contracts with which countries were thwarted.

Algiers. The publication claims that the Kremlin has already informed Algeria about delays in the execution of contracts for the supply of military equipment, including amphibious aircraft.

Vietnam. Russia could also suspend deliveries of artillery systems and anti-tank missile systems to Vietnam.

India. In April, India also refused to buy the Mi-17. In total, Russia was supposed to supply 48 military transport Mi-17V5. True, the Indian media then reported that the decision was made long before the start of the war and was associated with the support of the national Make in India program.

Myanmar. According to the publication, the Russian Ministry of Defense in July proposed to terminate the contract for the supply of Orlan-10 drones and pay compensation. Russia also offered Myanmar to postpone the delivery of four Su-30SME fighters, two Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems and a radar system.

Serbia. According to the newspaper, Russia suspended the contract for the supply of two Ka-32 helicopters to Serbia. Journalists believe that this decision is due to Western sanctions and a shortage of equipment due to a special operation in Ukraine. At the end of July, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said that the country was still waiting for the delivery of helicopters, which "were paid for a long time ago." And in early June, the president expressed concern about whether Western sanctions would allow the delivery of helicopters from Russia to Serbia.

Philippines. In June, the Philippine government refused to buy 16 Russian Mi-17 military transport helicopters. According to former Defense Secretary Delphine Lorenzana, the November contract amounted to about $228 million, and the contract was prepaid. But they decided to refuse the deal anyway, since the country could face sanctions from the United States, Lorenzana explained. On August 15, Reuters reported that Russian helicopters could replace American ones.

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