Plan on Russian arms exports greatly exceeded

Russia in 2012 exceeded the plan by the export of weapons and military equipment abroad by nearly 12%, on this day, January 21, according to the director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin.

"According to preliminary results — final results we summarize in late January — early February, to date, the volume of exports of military products abroad amounted to 15.16 billion U.S. dollars, in terms of the plans they made to 111.85%," — said Fomin.

It should be noted that in December 2012 it was reported that the export of Russian weapons and military equipment exceeded $ 14 billion for the planned $ 13.5 billion. Compared with 2011 Russian military exports rose by two billion dollars (from 13.2 billion dollars).

In 2012, Russia began and resumed military cooperation with the foreign partners, including Fomin called Ghana, Oman, Tanzania and Afghanistan. In total, the Russian military products are sold in more than 80 countries. India is the largest buyer, bought the Su-30MKI and ordered the modernization of MiG-29 and MiG version-29UPG.

In terms of military exports Russia is second only to the United States. Mr. Fomin, since 2003, Russian military exports tripled. In addition, almost three times the order book grew to the Russian military products. As the head of FSMTC order backlog for weapons and military equipment now exceeds $ 46 billion.

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