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Arms trade
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:51:37 AM »
I found this interesting site listing Russia's arm trades for the last year or so and wanted to share it.  We don't have a arms sale thread so I'm putting here.

This is part
9 February 2007
 New Customers for Russian Fighters

Russia & CIS Observer, #1 (16) february 2007 (

Konstantin Makienko

The past year was a successful one for Russian manufacturers of combat aircraft. After a relative decline in export deliveries during 2005, Russia significantly increased both its order backlog and the amount of military aircraft and helicopter deliveries in 2006. Russian companies also managed to extend the geographical reach for their exports: in 2006, Algeria and Venezuela became new customers for Russian fighters. According to the 2006 results, Russia is on its way to establishing another arms export record. The last peak in defense sales was set in 2005, with $6.1 billion of Russian arms exports to foreign customers. According to Mikhail Dmitriev, head of Russia's Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service, the anticipated amount of defense exports in 2006 was in excess of $5.5 billion, and the amount was approaching $6 billion at the end of December. Considering the fact that significant amounts of export deliveries traditionally come at year-end, the resulting amount may surpass the 2005 totals. However, Dmitriev's earlier forecast that Russian arms export would reach $7 billion in 2006 is unlikely to happen. The overall share of aircraft and related armament exports for Russia was back to the more traditional 50% share in 2006, having declined to 34% in 2005. This previous drop was the result of a rising share of Russian military naval exports (including submarine and destroyer deliveries to China) and a decrease in shipments of Sukhoi fighters. In 2005, for the first time in 11 years, Russia did not export a single Su-27/Su-30 family aircraft.

The next section is
"New contracts"

Followed by
"Growing deliveries"



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