In August 2014, Germany prohibited its defense giant Rheinmetall from continuing to take part in the project due to Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
"We are pushing for fines, and these fines are now being considered in court," Gen. Arkady Bakhin said without giving any further details about the lawsuit.
Bakhin gave assurances that the Mulino training center would not suffer from the Germany company's breach of contract, as Russia is capable of producing laser simulators for weapons itself.
The European Union, alongside the United States, has introduced several rounds of economic sanctions against Russia over its reunification with Crimea and alleged involvement in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied all claims as groundless and counterproductive.
The sanctions are aimed in particular against Russia's traditionally strong defense and energy sectors.