Russian military aircraft sold $ 20 billion


"Rosoboronexport" for the last seven years abroad put 290 Russian aircraft worth over $ 20 billion. As stated in an interview to "Russia 24" Deputy Director General of the state company Alexander Mikheyev, a large part of the exports of aircraft fell on the "Su" and "MiG". According to Mikheyev, the aviation component traditionally is at least 40 percent of the total supply of "Rosoboronexport" and continues to grow.


Earlier, the state-owned company told, that for the period from 2001 to 2011, Russia sold abroad more than 400 military helicopters. Mikheev on air "Russia 24", in turn, explained that in 2011 alone, "Rosoboronexport" has put foreigners 99 Russian helicopters worth more than $ 2.5 billion.


In the interview, Alexander Mikheyev also said that in general, the demand for Russian arms and technology remains high, despite the popular unrest in North Africa and the Middle East. "But we are in a highly competitive market with the leading manufacturers of military equipment — both American and European," — he said.


In February, the director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Mikhail Dmitriev said that in 2011 the export of Russian weapons and military equipment reached $ 13.2 billion and significantly exceeded the planned sales.

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