South Africa is interested in promoting Russian weapons in Africa
South Africa “is particularly interested in expanding military cooperation with Russia aviation and helicopter supplies, ”said Gulube. In particular, he said, the idea of "the joint promotion of services and supplies of helicopter equipment to other African countries" is of interest.
He said that companies such as Denel SOC and Paramount Group are ready to participate in these projects.
Also discussed projects in the field of armored vehicles and EW equipment.
In addition, as part of cooperation, a training program for South African officers in the Russian Federation was launched last year.
According to Gulube, “in 2015, 17 officers from South African armed forces, including five pilots, went to Russia”.
The training program consists of 2-x main parts - language and professional. “In the future, the volume of cooperation in this area will be increased,” said Gulube.
- Evgeny Biyatov / RIA News
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