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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has started to deliver Solntsepek multi-barrel rocket launch systems to Saudi Arabia under the 2017 contract, a source in the defense industry told Sputnik Wednesday.

    "The exports of TOS-1A Solntsepek to Saudi Arabia have been started. The first batch of the system has already been delivered to the kingdom," the source said.

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    In 2017 Russia and Saudi Arabia reached an agreement on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defence systems to Riyadh.

    In the fall of 2017, following the results of a visit to Moscow by the King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, several defence contracts were signed. In particular, they discussed a memorandum on the purchase and localisation of the production of TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems, Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems and AGS-30 grenade launchers.

    It was also reported that Russia and Saudi Arabia were preparing a contract for the supply of S-400 Triumf air defence systems.


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