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Russia expands the geography of the arms trade: Angola, Brazil, Peru

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Dmitry Rogozin last week visited Angola at the invitation of the leadership of this country, who wants to revive cooperation with Russia. As part of negotiations with the Angolan Vice-President Manuel Vicente, memorandums of cooperation in the field of health and culture were signed. Rogozin also called promising cooperation in the field of hydropower, industry, the creation of service centers, personnel training. LUKOIL is exploring large oil fields near Angola.


But the main reason for inviting the chairman of the Military Industrial Commission was the desire of the Angolan side to revive cooperation, naturally, first of all in the military sphere. Angola is going to spend about 6 billion dollars to rearm the army. And it is quite logical that we will take part in this rearmament. At one time, our country made a great contribution to the struggle of Angola against the UNITA factions and the regular troops of South Africa. Angola was assisted by Soviet military advisers, and its army was armed with Soviet military equipment. And today, according to Rogozin, “Angola does not have a very calm environment. Therefore, we would be happy to help provide additional security. ”

While the first agreements on the supply of weapons. Angola can get the 18 fighter Su-30K. These are former Indian machines, they were delivered temporarily, until the completion of work on more advanced Su-30MKI. For Angola, they will be modernized and supplied with a solid set of weapons. Angola will also buy from us medium-sized transport helicopters of the Mi-17 series, with our help will upgrade the Soviet military equipment. The amount for which the first contracts are concluded can reach 1 billion dollars. We will also continue to train the Angolan military (over the past year, Russian military schools have released more than 500 Angolans).

Another area where we intend to increase the presence of our weapons is South America. Our delegation, led by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, is currently making visits to Brazil and Peru. According to some reports, we offer Brazil, like India, to join the development and production of the fifth-generation fighter T-50 PAK FA.

Collaboration on a promising aircraft can change the balance of power in the current Brazilian competition for 36 fighters needed to replace the outdated Northrop F-5 and Dassault Mirage. The fighters Gripen NG (Swedish company Saab), Rafale (French Dassault) and F / A-18E / F Super Hornet (American Boeing) officially participate in it. Until recently, the victory of Boeing almost no doubt. However, the revelations of the former NSA officer Edward Snowden, who revealed the surveillance by the US intelligence services of the Brazilian president, have already postponed the summing up of the competition. In the current situation, the American F / A-18E / F Super Hornet is not likely to be the winner. And our delegation can offer for the competition the fighters of the SU-30 series or even the Su-35.

Prior to this, our machines simply could not win the Brazilian tender, since the entire technical base and nomenclature of the Brazilian Air Force’s air armament differs from our standards. But if the agreements on the PAK FA are reached, then it will even be desirable for Brazilians to begin to master the Russian equipment, its operation and maintenance.

Peru also has an interest in our military equipment. After armory We left the T-90S tank for additional tests in Lima in May this year. Now Peru is armed with about 250 units of domestic T-55, purchased in the 70s of the last century. They are still in good condition and in operation. But the Peruvian army is in need of more modern cars. To begin, Peru is going to buy a batch of about 50-100 new tanks and is currently determined by the supplier. The T-90 has competitors - these are M-1A1 Abrams (USA), K-2 Black Panther (South Korea), "used" tanks Leopard 2A4 (from the Spanish Armed Forces) and 2E6 (Netherlands), T- 64E and T-84 Oplot (Ukraine).

The T-90C showed itself well in tests conducted at Peruvian test sites. Defensa.com leads a photo report from one of the tests and describes in detail the results of the shooting. So in a series of 48 shots at a distance from 1600 to 3000 m T-90 showed the effectiveness of 94,7%. Its excellent mobility on stony and sandy Peruvian soils is also noted. The Peruvian military expressed a desire to visit Russian training grounds in order to familiarize themselves with the quality of T-90C body armor in full-scale shooting. But preliminary agreements can be reached already during the visit of Sergei Shoigu.
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  1. Altona
    Altona 17 October 2013 12: 57
    +3
    The interest of third countries in Russian weapons is apparently caused by the "price-quality" ratio ... They can not afford to buy American aircraft, apparently, and not everyone can be sold ...
    1. Rustam
      Rustam 17 October 2013 13: 34
      +7
      For a whole week they came out one after another under big names anticipating Shoigu's visit to Brazil and Peru

      the result is something not very joyful (not a single contract is signed) I said that we like to wishful thinking

      Brazil-All week we were told how Brazil is interested in the SU-35S and T-50 and that we will make an excellent offer, it is stated that Brazil will bring its FX-2 tender to its logical end, and will think about the T-50, but the same.

      Even on the Shell, the contract was not signed, and at a meeting with Shoigu it was stated that the Brazilian delegation would arrive to resolve the issue in a month, or maybe three (I think they will take it all the same)

      But to amuse and believe in fairy tales, which are constantly rubbed by storytellers like Fomin and others about a breakthrough into the Brazilian arms market, it’s not worth it, we like to run ahead of the train

      Well, at least we will send the remaining 3 (mi-35m) and close this multi-part contract

      Peru- there was particular hope on the part of Rostec and UVZ to sign the contract for T-90S and supposedly BTR-80A - postponed to next year
      apparently competitors are not asleep, like the Netherlands and the Spaniards with their Leopards

      so here you still have to fight

      Angolait’s good that they signed and finally added 18 SU-30K units that Vietnam, Sudan, Uruguay and others refused to do, and for the Angolan Air Force this is a big step forward, and Angola is a longtime ally and our companies conduct business there
    2. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 17 October 2013 16: 42
      0
      In addition to the price-quality criterion, there is also the criterion of sovereignty and its protection. Under these conditions, the quality of American weapons is not even considered.
      1. Altona
        Altona 17 October 2013 16: 46
        +4
        Why? It is even considered ... It depends on what they buy and on what terms ...
    3. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 17 October 2013 17: 27
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      The interest of third countries in Russian weapons is apparently caused by the "price-quality" ratio ... They can not afford to buy American aircraft, apparently, and not everyone can be sold ...

      Their salvage is ours. Our technologies, not all. And against amers, yes we will be friends on their mainland. Here is such mathematics. Yes and our quality will be better. Experience taught. I said, we will win Syria, orders will go in batches.
    4. cdrt
      cdrt 17 October 2013 17: 48
      +3
      The interest of third countries in Russian weapons is apparently caused by the "price-quality" ratio ... They can not afford to buy American aircraft, apparently, and not everyone can be sold ...


      So this is actually the definition of the term "market niche" laughing
      Well done.
      Well, Peru, Angola, okay - probably for our money (loans at 2% per 100 years), and they used to be users of Soviet weapons.
      But Bralilia - EMNIP, even in Soviet times, our weapons were not there.
      If it grows together - Urra (in the sense of great) will be laughing
    5. APASUS
      APASUS 17 October 2013 19: 33
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      The interest of third countries in Russian weapons is apparently caused by the price-quality ratio ..

      The Brazilian arms market was 100% American. And only Snowden's exposure sober up Brazil. NOT everyone wants to be under the hood of the most "friendly" state !!
  2. 31231
    31231 17 October 2013 13: 08
    +1
    Huge plans that life will show next. At least get orders from the BTT market. UVZ has power.
  3. Sergeant
    Sergeant 17 October 2013 13: 10
    +8
    ... Angola at the invitation of the leadership of this country, wishing to revive cooperation with Russia ...


    Is it hot? Yes, it gets hot in Africa ...
    The fact that Russia is not only "banging" with weapons, but also trying to promote its business interests in these countries is commendable and encouraging. wink
    1. nazgul-ishe
      nazgul-ishe 17 October 2013 13: 29
      +2
      It was always hot in the tropics, as well as diamonds, uranium and oil.
      1. Fin
        Fin 17 October 2013 14: 14
        +1
        Quote: nazgul-ishe
        It was always hot in the tropics, as well as diamonds, uranium and oil.

        And Angola for cash or on credit? Or for the right to develop diamonds, uranium, oil, and then the income in the pocket of the oligarchs? That is the question.
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 17 October 2013 17: 51
          +2
          And Angola for cash or on credit? Or for the right to develop diamonds, uranium, oil, and then the income in the pocket of the oligarchs? That is the question.

          On the other hand ... it's better than just stupidly stealing budget funds.
          They will give a loan, those on him are our weapons. Factories are working, being updated. Workers from those factories have a salary. Already not bad.
  4. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 17 October 2013 13: 10
    +5
    This is all sweet.
    BUT!
    When will Russia expand the geography of the real rearmament of its armed forces?
    Yelling about the lack of production capacity for the production of weapons, etc. for their aircraft and, at the same time, increasing the production of weapons, etc. for export. angry
    1. a52333
      a52333 17 October 2013 13: 15
      +7
      These contracts fill the budget. It is especially pleasant that these distant buyers are not competitors and potential threats. Also not seen in copywriting.
      1. Peaceful military
        Peaceful military 17 October 2013 13: 24
        +4
        Alexei, I said that it’s all cute.
        BUT!

        Where for yourself? Budget, profit, efficiency, market, etc. - these are all liberalistic screens for the continued destruction of the state.
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 17 October 2013 17: 56
          0
          Where for yourself? Budget, profit, efficiency, market, etc. - these are all liberalistic screens for the continued destruction of the state.

          This is mainly microeconomics, which worked equally even in the USSR laughing For akin to math
          Do we apparently have enough weapons for defense?
          And the Strategic Missile Forces apparently died ...
          It seems that it’s where it’s really bad (and because of what we can lose) - communication there, ACS, EKO, air defense, electronic warfare, modern LMS - everything is purchased at the maximum capacity of manufacturers
      2. Altona
        Altona 17 October 2013 16: 49
        +2
        Maybe they fill both the budget and someone else’s pockets ... But at the assembly, they showed a report, men get ten or so ...
        1. Altona
          Altona 17 October 2013 18: 15
          +2
          Well, they took it and zinnusili ... I chtoli filming reports and showing about the assemblers of aircraft? I actually saw a report on TV that the peasants are not being well-trained and the youth are not staying at the factory ... Or are hard workers who are pumping up crazy money everywhere with us?
  5. nazgul-ishe
    nazgul-ishe 17 October 2013 13: 26
    +3
    Well, if it goes to the good of our military-industrial complex, then something will remain for the army. Only they would not have stolen.
    1. NC1982
      NC1982 17 October 2013 14: 07
      +1
      But it would be necessary on the contrary - for something to be left for export, or units for yourself, and for bundles for export, while declaring that there is not enough production capacity to increase the supply to the armed forces, you see ...
      1. nazgul-ishe
        nazgul-ishe 17 October 2013 15: 00
        +3
        When production facilities are busy with export work, there is a need for expansion and updating.
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  7. Cynic
    Cynic 17 October 2013 14: 30
    +4
    Yeah, that's just
    Defense Ministry to purchase Glock pistols for special forces
    The Ministry of Defense buys two consignments of Austrian Glock pistols for the Senezh Special Forces, which performs top-secret military missions on direct instructions from the Minister of Defense. As explained to Izvestia by the chief editor of the Kalashnikov industry magazine Mikhail Degtyarev, the Gloks were needed by the special forces for trouble-free shooting, since Russian pistols are not yet reliable.
    Read on: http://izvestia.ru/news/558550#ixzz2hyRhafZL
  8. 528Obrp
    528Obrp 17 October 2013 14: 32
    +1
    Russia expands the geography of the arms trade: Angola, Brazil, Peru
    Geography is certainly good. But volumes + geography are doubly better. South America market is capacious
    and potentially conflicting (forgive the sinful soul).
  9. best0719
    best0719 17 October 2013 17: 08
    +1
    Well done, what can I say?
  10. nekromonger
    nekromonger 17 October 2013 17: 29
    +1
    Quote: Cynic
    Yeah, that's just
    Defense Ministry to purchase Glock pistols for special forces
    The Ministry of Defense buys two consignments of Austrian Glock pistols for the Senezh Special Forces, which performs top-secret military missions on direct instructions from the Minister of Defense. As explained to Izvestia by the chief editor of the Kalashnikov industry magazine Mikhail Degtyarev, the Gloks were needed by the special forces for trouble-free shooting, since Russian pistols are not yet reliable.
    Read on: http://izvestia.ru/news/558550#ixzz2hyRhafZL

    a wise decision if there is no worthy pistol, and specialists need it desperately.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 17 October 2013 17: 37
      +1
      Quote: nekromonger
      a wise decision if there is no worthy pistol, and specialists need it desperately.

      Yeah, they managed before 2013, but it’s just now.
      According to the manual firearm, only superficial knowledge, but the fact that only two models are named to justify the choice, gives rise to reasonable suspicions that this purchase from a number of gifts from the Russian budget to the French, Italians, etc. Well, I think they did not forget themselves.
  11. onegin61
    onegin61 17 October 2013 17: 45
    0
    It’s good to trade weapons, Russia produces it, develops industry segmentally, and so on. But imagine taking and stopping driving oil, gas, timber abroad and there will be a complete train. It's time for Putin to stop puffing his cheeks and admit that for 13 For years I haven’t done anything with the economy, which should at least do something competitive for sale abroad, for which we would line up, replace the export of raw materials, and not Stalypin and surround himself with the same ones, but beautiful words do not need anyone to believe they will soon cease.
  12. e3tozy
    e3tozy 17 October 2013 19: 29
    0
    Quote: Cynic
    Yeah, they managed before 2013, but it’s just now.
    According to the manual firearm, only superficial knowledge, but the fact that only two models are named to justify the choice, gives rise to reasonable suspicions that this purchase from a number of gifts from the Russian budget to the French, Italians, etc. Well, I think they did not forget themselves.

    I agree with you. Also, when it was reported that Kalash lost to Degtyaru, he believed it exactly, but when they added it as well, excuse me already.
  13. e3tozy
    e3tozy 17 October 2013 19: 43
    0
    Although about the accuracy. In the video on YouTube, the guy with the AK-12 put the whole horn into the target in line. Food for thought.
  14. Nitup
    Nitup 17 October 2013 19: 50
    0
    I think that if Brazilians have plans to become a fully sovereign state, then buying weapons from the United States and its NATO colleagues is not a very visionary undertaking. All this equipment will be cut down remotely in the event of a military conflict with the United States.
  15. Cherdak
    Cherdak 17 October 2013 20: 04
    0
    Last week, Rogozin visited Angola at the invitation of the leadership of this country who wants to revive cooperation with Russia
  16. nekromonger
    nekromonger 17 October 2013 20: 21
    +1
    A cynic (1) I’m far from your knowledge, but I don’t need to be unfounded: which of our pistols do you put on a par with the glock?
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 18 October 2013 17: 17
      0
      Quote: nekromonger
      no need to be unfounded

      Hmm, specifically stipulated that not a connoisseur shot. It’s just sometimes useful to think about the argumentation used in the articles.
      We will not touch on weapons, in a network of articles ...
      and old
      Pistols of Russia - expert opinion
      http://topwar.ru/1984-pistolety-rossii-mnenie-yeksperta.html
      and newer
      Pistol Arsenal Firearms Strizh / Strike (Russia)
      http://www.armoury-online.ru/articles/pistols/russia/Strizh/
      Well, think about what special will go into battle with unreliable weapons? Because the staff?
      Do you believe it yourself?
      In a staff one, at least a soldier’s gun can be registered, but they go into battle only with the weapons they trust and it can be any model, even Luger! These are specialists!
      1. Cynic
        Cynic 18 October 2013 19: 10
        0
        Yes, even today
        Self-loading pistol CP-1MP "Gyurza"
        http://topwar.ru/34729-samozaryadnyy-pistolet-sr-1mp-gyurza.html
  17. Migari
    Migari 17 October 2013 21: 22
    0
    Quote: Peaceful military
    This is all sweet.
    BUT!
    When will Russia expand the geography of the real rearmament of its armed forces?
    Yelling about the lack of production capacity for the production of weapons, etc. for their aircraft and, at the same time, increasing the production of weapons, etc. for export. angry

    The receipt of new weapons in the Russian troops has already begun, it’s hard not to notice it, and the latest, and thanks to the import of weapons, these capacities have been preserved, modernized and expanded. Thanks to deliveries to India and other countries, the Su-30MKI has survived, the Irkutsk Aviation Plant and in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The same factories of other weapons survived thanks to export.
  18. alone
    alone 17 October 2013 23: 05
    0
    selling finished military products is certainly good. but selling products for real money is generally super. only in this way you can develop the industry and make additions to those who do