Russia and Egypt continue talks over Russian arms supply for the Egyptian army, said this country's ambassador to Russia Mohamed El Badri.
Moscow is not going to sign International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In order for the document to come into effect, it must be ratified by 50 states - this number might be reached by the summer of this year.
Ten companies, including the arms exporter Rosoboronexport, will present Russian military products at the International Air and Space Fair FIDAE 2014, which is going to be held in Chile on March 25-30.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has delivered a new report on arms trade in the world. The Institute’s experts qualify the US, Russia, Germany, China and France as the largest suppliers of arms in 2009-2013. Their share in the world arms exports was 74 percent, with 56 percent falling on Russia and the US.
Iran has signed eight contracts to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, Reuters reports referring to documents provided by an unnamed source. This deal violates a UN arms embargo on Iran.
With Germany being one of the largest arms exporters, many of the resources are going to the countries where children are used as exploiters in the military.
The US will deliver six Apache helicopters to Iraq. Congress has approved this first shipment of what will be a $4.8 billion deal on the sale of 24 helicopters to the country. Earlier, chairman of the US Foreign Relations Committee blocked the deal but then removed his objections. Meanwhile, violence continues in Iraq, whose government has lobbied for more American weapons and intelligence. Former CIA asset, journalist and author specializing on American interventions Susan Lindauer shared her views on the deal with the Voice of Russia.
The Russian Kalashnikov Concern has signed an agreement with the United States and Canada on exports of up to 200,000 units of Kalashnikov weapons per year, the press service of the Kalashnikov Concern announced on Thursday.
The Kalashnikov Concern of the Rostec State Corporation is due to sign an exclusive agreement with Russian Weapon Company (RWC) on the sidelines of the Shot Show 2014 in Las Vegas, the US, on January 14-17 with the purpose of the delivery of its sport and hunting rifles to the United States.
The Russian Federation may quadruple the level of its annual arms sales to $50 billion by 2020 a senior government official said on Thursday.
The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former US officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world's conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions.
The 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition, (Russia Arms Expo-2013, or RAE-2013), currently under way in Nizhny Tagil, traditionally features advanced military hardware, including export versions, and also some groundbreaking designs. Some of the more interesting exhibits are the new-generation tank chassis-mounted combat vehicles Armata, Kurganets-25 and Boomerang. All these are due to be mass-produced for the Russian army. There is also some basically new ammunition and various kinds of military equipment. They’ve been manufactured according to new concepts, which will help them enter new markets.
In the face of increasing threat of unilateral military actions against turmoil-ridden countries, Russia has raised the issue of some nations attempting to spin international law as they see fit. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has spoken on the problem of international security and the brief respite that the Russia-brokered chemical arms deal has given the embattled Syrian government in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia.
US President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday signed a landmark UN treaty regulating the $90 billion conventional arms trade, offering a major boost to the pact despite opposition at home.
New integrated entities will be formed in the Russian defense sector, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the Russian Arms Expo 2013 international weapons show, which opened in Nizhny Tagil on Wednesday.
Participants in the international weapons, military equipment, and ammunition exhibit, Russia Arms Expo-2013, which opened in Nizhny Tagil on Wednesday, plan to sign a number of large contracts with foreign clients and Russian defense and security agencies, Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy chairman of the Russian government's Military-Industrial Commission, told Interfax-AVN.
According to a news report, China has started testing its SD-10A air defence system using a new type of weapon, namely the modified air-to-air missile PL-12. PL-12 is the first Chinese missile using active radar homing. Russian engineers helped China build the missile, which makes extensive use of Russian-made component parts.
Russia is increasing its share on the world arms market. The country’s arms exports have increased to 9.7 billion dollars in the past nine months according to the country’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport. Contracts worth 13 billion dollars are expected to be signed by the end of this year.
Russia is increasing its share of the global arms and military equipment market. By early September JSC Rosoboronexport has already fulfilled 75% of its annual plan of arms export. The foreign sales volume of arms and military equipment over less than nine months of this year amounts to 9.7 billion USD. It is expected that in total Russia will sell no less military equipment that it did last year to reach the total of 13 billion USD.