Our homeland exceeded the plan to export arms

Russia exceeded the plan to export armsOur homeland in 2012 exceeded the plan for exports of arms and military equipment. On this, as reported by RIA announcements, Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the volume of Russian arms exports in the current year exceeded 14 billion dollars. The plan of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation for 2012 year predicts exports of arms and military equipment in the amount of 13.5 billion dollars.

"This year we go out to a record level for exports of military products", — Putin said. Our home in the last couple of years, sets records for sales of military equipment. For example, in 2005 Our homeland set a limit for military products worth 6.1 billion dollars, in 2006 — 6.4 billion in 2007 — 7400000000, 2008 — 8350000000, 2009 — 8 8000000000, 2010 — 10400000000, and 2011-m — 13.2 billion dollars.

Meanwhile, according to Putin, during 2012 Our homeland has entered into contracts for the supply of arms and military equipment worth more than 15 billion dollars. With all of this total volume of export orders knapsack President of the Russian Federation did not elaborate. According to Putin, also plans to return to Russia's position in the market to upgrade and repair of military equipment.

At the current time Russian weapons and military equipment are available in 88 states, 57 of which — regular customers. Naikrupneyshim buyer of Russian military products remains India. Namely, this country buys Su-30MKI fighters, is upgrading the MiG-29 and MiG version-29UPG, buys main battle tanks T-90, is also involved in a number of joint projects, including a fighter FGFA (based on the T-50) and supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos".

In terms of military exports Our homeland ranked second in the world after the United States. Data for 2012 year United States has not made public. According to the Office of Military Cooperation (DSCA) Pentagon, in 2011, the South American military exports amounted to 34.8 billion dollars. At the end of August 2012 was published study Congressional Research Service for Congress, according to which zabugornye U.S. military sales in 2011 amounted to 66.3 billion dollars.

According to the Stockholm Peace Research Institute problems (SIPRI), military U.S. exports in 2011 amounted to 9.98 billion dollars in 1990 dollars (17.1 billion dollars in 2011 prices according to the CPI Inflation Calculator). For Russia this figure last year was 7.87 billion dollars. The five biggest exporters also includes France, China and Germany — 2.44, 1.36, and 1.2 billion dollars respectively.

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