Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the growth of Russian export of military products for the first half of 2012 by 14 percent compared with the same period of 2011. This is a Mon, July 2, reports ITAR-TASS.
According to the President, for the 6 months of this year set a limit for the production of military mission exceeded 6.5 billion dollars. In addition, as reported by RIA announcements with reference to the words of the head of the country, the volume of new contracts signed in 2012 , already headed for 5.7 billion dollars, an increase of 2.4 billion above last year's performance.
In 2011, sales of Russian military products for the purpose limit was 13.2 billion dollars. According to the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Misha Dmitriev, the forecast for the past year was only 11.6 billion dollars. Plan 2012 year, as declared by the bureaucrat is about 13.5 billion dollars.
In total, according to Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation portfolio of export orders for the supply of arms and military equipment achieves 43 billion dollars. In February 2012, the head of "Rosoboronexport" Anatoly Isaykin said that the average portfolio is kept at 33-35 billion dollars. Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), in turn, estimated the amount of possible arms deals to 41.5 billion dollars.
World leader on arms exports is the United States. In 2011, the South American defense companies export transactions concluded by 34.8 billion dollars. According to Deputy Director of the Office of Military Cooperation (DSCA) U.S. Department of Defense Richard Dzheneyla (Richard Genaille), in 2012 fiscal year, the U.S. military exports may reach a record 60 billion dollars. This is based on a large contract with Saudi Arabia to supply and upgrade F-15 fighters.