Russia in January sold arms abroad by $ 1 billion

  • First deputy head of FSMTC Alexander Fomin
  • First deputy head of FSMTC Alexander Fomin

BANGALORE (India), February 8 — RIA Novosti.Russia for the first month of 2013 weapons worth $ 1 billion, according to RIA Novosti director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin.

"In January 2013, we have shipped arms to one billion dollars of orders for $ 46 billion," — said Fomin.

In total, he said, last year Russia exported overseas arms for $ 15.2 billion.

In the 20 days of January Fomin pointed out that, according to preliminary results, the corresponding figure was 15.16 billion dollars, plans were exceeded by almost 12%.

"The volume of Russian arms sales abroad by the end of 2012 is 15.2 billion dollars," — he said on Friday.

According to him, today we continue to doslushivat reports of MTC, and there are over 20. "This will last until mid-February. Then report to the President will be made, followed by a forecast FSFTS plans for arms sales in 2013, and it will not be less than the amount of 15.2 billion dollars. Upon approval of the President of the plan will be made public.

For comparison, in 2011 Russia, reportedly sold weapons and military equipment to $ 13.2 billion, of which 10.7 billion were from a single state agent contracts of "Rosoboronexport". The plan of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation in 2012 called for sales of $ 13.5 billion.

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