China once again interested in the purchase of Russian weapons

China has issued a request for the purchase of Russian weapons, report "Vedomosti", citing unnamed sources in the Ministry of Defence and the "Rosoboronexport".

China has taken this decision after a visit to China, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. Application has been made, namely, 117S engines that are used in the new Su-35, and anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.

Russian side is ready to implement the China 117S engines. But the S-400 will be able to get the PRC in 2017. This is explained by the fact that such complexes are planning to provide first Russian armed forces.

China is also the first time revealed intrigued by the acquisition of military transport aircraft Sludge-476. In 2004 he was awarded a contract, under which the Chinese side was to receive 34 of the IL-76. But the contract for various reasons have not started to be made. The representatives of the PRC rather long refuses to change Sludge-76 in the IL-476 (new model costs about four times more expensive).

As reported by RIA announcements, the total supply Russian arms in China in the period from 2010 to 2013 year $ 1.3 billion dollars.

Note that in the PRC in recent years quite rapidly developing its own military industry. Earlier China (Along with India) was listed as one of the main buyers Russian arms, but during the second half of the 2000s shipments measured pitched.

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