KUALA LUMPUR (Sputnik) — Joint efforts at military research between Russia and Malaysia should enter a new era, Defense Minister of Malaysia Hishamuddin Hussein said Sunday.
"Russia has a long history of cooperation with Malaysia. We have Russian MiG and Sukhoi fighter jets. But I think we have to look to the future, to a new era of military-technical cooperation with Russia," Hussein told RIA Novosti.
On Thursday, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a press release that Russian military equipment is in high demand on the Malaysian market.
A united delegation of Rosoboronexport and its parent company, Russian state technology corporation Rostec, will be attending the 15th Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference on April 18-21 in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. The Rosoboronexport delegation will demonstrate the Mi-171Sh helicopter, the T-90MS tank, the BTR-82A armored vehicle, and the Pantsir-S1 air defense system to Moscow's Malaysian partners.