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Russian arms exports. September 2017 of the year

September 2017 of the year was rich in newsrelating to the export of Russian weapons. In particular, it was in September that details of the deal for the supply of Triumph S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, as well as information about a very large contract for the supply of BMPT-72 Terminator-2 to Algeria, appeared. In addition, Algeria may have become the second export customer of the Iskander-E operational-tactical missile system. Traditionally, there were some news related to the Russian military aviation. For example, Kazakhstan is purchasing 12 more Su-30SM fighters from Russia.

Details of the contract with Turkey for the supply of C-400 "Triumph"

The contract for the supply of Turkey anti-aircraft missile system C-400 "Triumph", of course, can be attributed to one of the most important contracts 2017 year. For a long time, Russian experts doubted that this deal could actually take place, but the contract between Moscow and Ankara was indeed signed, becoming one of the largest, especially in Russian-Turkish relations in the defense sphere.

On the signing by Russia and Turkey of the contract for the supply of C-400 in mid-September, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported. “Our friends have already signed an agreement on the supply of C-400, as far as I know, the first installment has also been transferred,” the Turkish edition quotes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. - The process will continue to transfer the loan to us from the Russian Federation. Both I and Vladimir Putin are decisively disposed about this issue. ” The signing of the agreement between Russia and Turkey was confirmed by TASS and Vladimir Kozhin, who is the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation (MTC). According to the newspaper "Kommersant», The Federal Service for the PTS edition confirmed that the Russian Federation is ready to implement this contract. At the same time, Rosoboronexport abstained from commenting on this.

According to Kommersant, the agreement between the countries provides for the transfer to Ankara of the C-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system in the number of 4-x divisions worth over two billion dollars. So far, the issue of providing the Turkish side with a loan, as well as technology transfer has not been finally resolved, additional negotiations will be held on these issues. In case of their successful completion, Turkey will become the third country in the world after Russia and China, which will receive the C-400 complex, and the first country - a member of NATO, which has concluded such a large arms supply contract with Russia.

The contract is very important, as this is the first such deal between the countries since 2008, when Ankara bought the 80 Kornet-E ATGM in Russia. The next transaction could take place in 2013, when Turkey announced a tender for the supply of modern air defense systems for a total of 4 billion dollars. The tender was won by the Chinese state corporation CPMIEC, it not only lowered the cost of the contract for its HQ-9 complex to 3,44 a billion dollars, but also agreed to transfer technology to Ankara. However, a firm contract was never signed. Then Moscow explained its failure with the Antey-2500 air defense system with political motives.

Military diplomatic sources of Kommersant journalists admit that the signing of the contract for the supply of Turkey's C-400 is a consequence of the political agreements reached at the highest level - between the presidents of the two countries. In March and May 2017, this issue was one of the key during the personal meetings of Putin and Erdogan. Most likely, this is exactly what made it possible to conclude a contract in record time - less than a year. For comparison, a firm contract with the PRC for the supply of 4's C-400 divisions was signed after three years of difficult negotiations, the amount of this transaction is estimated at 1,9 billion dollars. The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation did not disclose the details of the deal between Moscow and Ankara, citing the sensitivity of this topic, while stressing that Turkey’s C-400 supplies are in Russia's geopolitical interests. It is worth noting that this contract was not only the largest in relations between Russia and Turkey, but also Russia with the state - a member of NATO.

Algeria may have become the second foreign buyer of Iskander-E OTRK

Algeria may have acquired four Iskander-E tactical missile complexes in Russia, thus becoming the second foreign recipient of this system after Armenia. This September 12 wrote a specialized military blog bmpdThe experts of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), with reference to their own Algerian sources.

Launch of the Iskander-M cruise missile during the active phase of the Zapad-2017 exercise, photo: Minoroborony.rf

The Iskander-E is the export version of the Russian operational-tactical complex with the range of shooting lowered to 280 kilometers, and the Russian Iskander-M has a declared range of 500 kilometers. OTRK "Iskander" was adopted by the Russian army in 2006 year, now the troops have about 120 launchers of this complex as part of 10 rocket brigades, the supply of the complex to the troops continues. The main purpose of the Iskander OTRK is the defeat by combat units in the usual equipment of both small and area targets in the depth of the operational formation of the enemy troops. It can be effectively used for the destruction of enemy missile defense and air defense systems, destruction of important objects (airfields, warehouses, storage bases, military units) covered by them, as well as command posts and communications centers, convoys of troops and equipment, including on the march.

Curious is the fact that in June 2016 of the year, Sergey Chemezov, who is the head of Rostec state corporation, told reporters that export of Iskander OTRK from Russia is prohibited and this complex will not be sold to foreign customers, despite the increased interest in it , for example, by the military from Saudi Arabia. Just a few months after that - on September 16 of the year 2016, at the parade in honor of the 25 anniversary of the independence of Armenia, the combat vehicles of the operational-tactical missile complex "Iskander-E" were first demonstrated in Yerevan. Thus, the Armenian army became the first foreign customer and operator of these complexes. Presumably, the contract for their delivery to Armenia was signed in 2014.

Algeria acquired the BMPT-300 "Terminator-72" 2 combat vehicles

According to the Algerian Internet resource "Menadefense", Test data BMPT-72 in Algeria appeared in 2013 year. Even then, the Algerian military was very interested in the Russian novelty. This combat vehicle is necessary for them to enhance the power of their armored units. Later, the Russian resource "" announced the existence of a contract between Russia and Algeria for the supply of BMPT-72. According to the journalists of the publication, this contract was signed last year.

As Algerian journalists write in the article “Le BMPT-72 en Algérie début 2018”, deliveries of military vehicles from Russia will begin in the first quarter of 2018, they will continue at least until the end of 2019. The modification prepared for Algeria by Uralvagonzavod will be unified as much as possible with the main combat tanks T-90CA, which is already being delivered to Algeria. The article also says that the contract was not signed in 2013, because Algeria was waiting for the appearance of a more advanced version of the BMPT - “Terminator-2”, the weight of this combat vehicle was reduced, and the number of crew members was reduced from four to three people .

BMPT-72 "Terminator-2", photo:

The total number of BMPT-72 ordered by Algeria exceeds 300 units. Their main task in the Algerian army will be to escort T-90CA tanks as part of armored divisions and ensure their protection on the battlefield. At this point in time, the Algerian military use a combination of Shilka ZSU and Land Rover cross-country vehicles, which are equipped with Russian Kornet-E anti-tank systems, to protect their tanks.

"Terminator-2" is a fighting machine of fire support, created by experts of "Uralvagonzavod". This vehicle is able to effectively deal with infantry fighting vehicles and enemy tanks, as well as other armored objects, to hit enemy firing points, as well as infantry using grenade launchers and anti-tank systems against attacking tanks. The main armament of the Terminator-2 is the twin 30-mm automatic gun 2А42 and 4 PU for guided missiles. The armament complex is controlled remotely; it was moved beyond the limits of the inhabited compartment and is located in a special armored superstructure.

Kazakhstan bought more X-NUMX Su-12CM fighters from Russia

12 September TASS agency reported that Russia and Kazakhstan signed a contract for the supply of X-NUMX Su-12CM fighters. The journalists were told by the Assistant to the President of Russia on military-technical cooperation issues Vladimir Kozhin. “As part of the work of the Army-30 International Military-Technical Forum, this framework contract was signed. The terms of the contract imply its phased implementation within three years from the moment of the first delivery of the fighters, ”Kozhin noted. According to the official, the agreement will be implemented within the framework of the existing agreement on military-technical cooperation between Moscow and Astana, which was signed in 2017 and implies direct interaction between the Russian Irkut corporation and the Kazakh state enterprise KazspetsExport.

Su-30SM at a military base in Taldykorgan, photo:

It should be noted that the cost of one Su-30CM aircraft for the Russian Air Force is estimated at about 50 million dollars. Earlier, the vice-president of the corporation "Irkut" on state defense orders and flight work in an interview with the Kazakh edition Voxpopuli He noted that within the framework of the CSTO, Russian weapons and military equipment are sold at prices that are valid for the armed forces of the Russian Federation. He also noted that in terms of their technical equipment, the fighters acquired by Kazakhstan are fully consistent with those currently used in the air force of Russia.

As noted by a specialized blog bmpd, Russia and Kazakhstan concluded a framework agreement for the purchase of additional 12 multipurpose Su-30CM multi-seat fighter jets. Within the framework of this agreement, specific contracts will be concluded by Kazakhstan, as was the case earlier, on the fighter’s 4 party annually. It should be noted that Kazakhstan, under two contracts with Russia, has already ordered a total of 11 Su-30SM aircraft manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of PJSC "Irkut Corporation". Earlier there was information that the Kazakh military are going to purchase a total of 2020 multi-purpose Su-36CM fighters before 30.

Sri Lanka is negotiating the purchase of X-NUMX fighter Su-6K

According to the online publication "Sri lanka guardian", The Sri Lankan government is currently negotiating with Rosoboronexport JSC for the purchase of X-NUMX remaining Su-6K fighters (former Indian machines), which are located at the storage base of 30-Aviation Repair Plant OJSC in Baranovichi (Belarus), as well as a number of other types of Russian military equipment. Sri Lanka is going to make purchases against Russian loans.

According to the online publication, the Air Force of Sri Lanka is going to buy 6 fighters remaining in Baranavichy, after 12 of other Su-30K planes were acquired by Angola under a contract from 2013 of the year. The first two fighters under this contract were recently transferred to the African side after the repair at the 558 aircraft repair factory.

It is reported that negotiations on the purchase of six Su-30K fighters remaining in Baranavichy took place here in early November 2016. They included, on the one hand, high-ranking officers of the Sri Lankan Air Force, Czechoslovak Export Ltd and Lanka Logistics and Technologies Limited, on the other hand, representatives from Rosoboronexport JSC, 558 Aviation Repair Plant OJSC and Corporation Irkut. According to the results of negotiations held in Baranavichy, the parties signed a joint protocol.

The acquisition of six of these Su-30K fighters has become part of the proposed package of contracts for the acquisition of various weapons between Rosoboronexport and Sri Lanka. Purchases will be made on account of two credit lines provided by Russia. The first of these, worth about 300 millions of dollars, was proposed by Moscow to Sri Lanka as early as 2010, and has not been used since. Russia offered another credit line to Sri Lanka during the visit of President Maitripala Sirisena to Moscow in March 2017, the cost of this credit line is about 400 million dollars.

According to the Sri Lanka Guardian website, out of the order of 700 million dollars of the total amount of loans issued by Moscow, 146 million dollars must go to pay for the Mi-2013 helicopters signed in 14 year for the delivery of 171 helicopters to Sri Lanka (including two cars in VVIP-complete set). The remaining amount should be spent on financing three other purchases from Rosoboronexport - the already designated six Su-30K multi-role fighters, 33 BTR-82A armored personnel carriers to equip the Sri Lankan battalion of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali and one patrol ship of the project "GTHNUM"

India has made significant progress in leasing the second nuclear submarine of the 971 project

According to the information of the Indian Internet resource, Delhi is in an active phase of negotiations with Moscow over a lease for Indian fleet already the second Russian nuclear submarine of project 971. It is reported that negotiations are actively moving forward. An agreement between the countries on this issue was signed in October last year. This happened during the visit of the Russian president to Goa, where the next BRICS summit was held. The cost of the agreement is estimated at $ 2,5 billion, and its implementation period will be 78 months. The cost, apparently, included the repair and refurbishment of the submarine in the interests of Indian sailors.

It is reported that during this period the submarine of the 971 project from the Russian fleet will be repaired and refurbished in Severodvinsk at the head enterprise Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, after which it will be transferred to the Indian Navy for rent for a period of 10 years. According to, a group of Indian specialists has already visited a Russian company in Severodvinsk, where it selected one of the two submarines of the 971 project there. This, according to the information of the Indian resource, is about one of two submarines of the Pacific Fleet that were delivered to Severodvinsk for repairs back in 2014, the K-295 Samara and K-391 Bratsk.

The first nuclear submarine of the 971U Shchuka-B project was leased to the Indian Navy 23 January 2012. The lease term of the submarine is designed for 10 years. At the same time, the total value of the contract concluded then was 900 million dollars. In the Indian Navy, the Russian K-152 “Nerpa” was named the INS “Chakra”.
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  1. seti
    seti 9 October 2017 12: 23 New
    Of course, all this is good. The wider our deliveries in the world, the more countries depend on our defense industry.
    1. Uryukc
      Uryukc 9 October 2017 14: 47 New
      My only annoying rent is the Pike Hindus. The boat is even converted for Hindus, and why do we need it after the lease expires. Perhaps the whole point is that it is a nuclear submarine and in this way it is demonstrated that nuclear technology remains under the control of a seller, in general this decision is not clear to me.
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 9 October 2017 16: 58 New
        Delivered for repair ... There along the way, everything is bad .. There is no point in leaving yourself, Husky is already on the way .. Yes, they delivered, already on the 14th they don’t do it (no money), and the Indians also pay for repairs , and for rent.
        1. Uryukc
          Uryukc 9 October 2017 17: 22 New
          Quote: LiSiCyn
          "Husky" on the way ..

          Come on, before Husky, at least a decade more.
      2. Fanatik
        Fanatik 11 October 2017 10: 58 New
        I don’t understand either, but I think that it would be necessary to outweigh the repair and maintenance + residual value of it as “partners” ...
    2. datur
      datur 10 October 2017 00: 28 New
      well, we’re learning from a partner !!! wink
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 9 October 2017 15: 59 New
    Turkey is a NATO country. And plus everything, the policy of this country was almost always hostile to us. And we are selling the most advanced air defense system to them !!! Why? !!! To be studied by specialists from the United States ?! I don’t understand this ...
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 9 October 2017 17: 06 New
      But the Saudis, generally Amer’s servants, will surrender even faster .. The main thing is in the “brains”, and the export version is very different ... It is not for nothing that the Turks whine that if we suddenly don’t transfer technologies, they will refuse the contract. But I think it's all "show off", not to get anywhere laughing . Patriot, not only worse, but also the price will be more. Americans, too, do not give technology.
  3. philosopher
    philosopher 9 October 2017 20: 28 New
    I hope that the 90s in the minds of the defense industry still ended and rash acts, such as the sale of Flurry submarines to the Chinese, will no longer happen. I also hope that they will guess not to transfer any technologies, especially, directly into the hands of sworn partners or their sixes, which in the end is one and the same.
  4. Wolka
    Wolka 10 October 2017 14: 05 New
    as if it’s wonderful, you can congratulate the traders on Rosoboronexport, and where are the grandmothers, or again tanks, missiles, planes now, and then money, maybe someday ...