TSAMTO, March 9. The volume of arms transfers through the "Rosoboronexport" in 2010 amounted to 8.6 billion dollars, said at a press conference in the office of the agency "Interfax" CEO Anatoly Isaykin.
For comparison: in 2009, "Rosoboronexport" has put military hardware to $ 7.4 billion dollars, which, in turn, by 10 percent. more than in 2008.
According A.Isaykina, at the beginning of this year, export orders portfolio of "Rosoboronexport" was 38.5 billion dollars.
According A.Isaykin, "plans defense deliveries in 2011 through the" Rosoboronexport "make 9,4-9,5 billion dollars."
In 2010, 60 percent. arms deliveries were in India, China and Algeria.
A.Isaykin noted that Russia strictly observes the embargo on arms deliveries to Libya, the UN Security Council declared.
From other countries in the region, where there have been mass protests, Egypt A.Isaykin allocated. According to him, "Egypt — an important partner for Russia, and we hope that after the stabilization of relations with Cairo will continue."
With Saudi Arabia signed a contract worth several dozen million dollars. The rest of the program with Riyadh, according A.Isaykina, "are under discussion. We passed the commercial proposals for the weapons that would like Saudi Arabia, and waiting for an answer. "
A.Isaykin confirmed that Russia is in talks with NATO to supply helicopters to Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the short term, in the structure of Russian arms exports, according A.Isaykina, "will continue to dominate aviation equipment, including aircraft" Sukhoi "various modifications. In addition, the helicopter is very popular technique is also expected to increase the supply of air defense. "
One of their long-term partners in MTC A.Isaykin called Vietnam.
A.Isaykin estimated average annual import volume of Russian arms in recent years in the amount of approximately $ 100 million. This is mainly components for equipment intended to supply the Russian army, and for export. "In the case of purchase of UDC" Mistral ", the value of Russian arms imports will increase significantly," — said A.Isaykin.