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Russian weapons for French Algeria

Algeria, historically associated with France, intends to acquire a large batch weapons Russian production.

A large batch of land, sea and aviation Algeria intends to acquire Russian-made equipment in the near future. Among them are the latest and best examples of Russian weapons. Algeria has historically had close economic and partly political ties with France. However, a significant part of the weapons for the Algerian army is purchased in Russia.

The main reasons are that Russian weapons are cheaper than French ones, no worse than the best world models and are not accompanied by political conditions. In addition, a significant number of military specialists are trained for the Algerian army in Russian military universities, including the Academy of the General Staff.

According to the French-speaking Algerian online edition, it is planned to acquire long-range C-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and Thor mobile complexes for the country's air defense system. The Algerian Air Force can receive the 2-4 squadron of the Su-34 bomber and the 3 squadron of the new Mi-28 helicopters in addition to the existing Mi-24 drums. As light attack aircraft, combat training aircraft Yak-130 can be used, to which great interest is also shown. This aerial equipment can be used to combat terrorist groups in the south of the country.

Up to 180 modernized can be purchased for armament of the Ground Forces tanks T-90SM. In addition, the acquisition of combat vehicles supporting BMPT tanks of the Terminator-2 type is being considered. For the first time it was widely displayed at the arms exhibition in Nizhny Tagil.

The Algerian Navy is showing considerable interest in submarines and corvettes of the X-STUM project. Corvettes of this type are in service with the Russian Navy and are considered among the best in their class. To protect the Algerian coast, it is possible to purchase coastal anti-ship complexes "Bastion".

In the case of these purchases, Algeria will become a serious geopolitical force, as it can completely block the Strait of Gibraltar and the western part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Algeria, like Vietnam, is today coming to the fore among buyers of Russian weapons. This is due to a sharp decline in the activity of China and the preservation of such purchases at the same level from India.
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  1. self-propelled
    self-propelled 25 November 2013 11: 03
    well, all that remains is to wish the Russian defense industry large orders!
    1. experienced
      experienced 25 November 2013 11: 06
      Quote: self-propelled
      well, all that remains is to wish the Russian defense industry large orders!

      I wish that the money paid, and bad loans ran past ... hi
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 25 November 2013 11: 15
        Quote: seasoned
        I wish that the money paid, and bad loans ran past ...

        everything is in order with money, more than 6 billions, by the way, as I understand it, there will be a large purchase of spare parts for Soviet / Russian equipment already in service, there are 95% there, even T-55 / T-65
        1. mvg
          mvg 26 November 2013 20: 51
          t-65 is something new. huge plans, with whom to fight then? again sell on credit and forgive ..
    2. AVV
      AVV 25 November 2013 15: 07
      Why buy expensive weapons when you can buy both good and affordable prices !!!
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 25 November 2013 17: 29
        Quote: AVV
        Why buy expensive weapons when you can buy both good and affordable

        Political exchange.
        They, "Castruli"
        We, support in Mali and in general on the "black" continent (Alstom, Areva, Rosatom).
        They, consumer-mortgage loans (general and favors are asking for financial slavery) and localization Renault LOKhan (at a price 3 times more expensive than a car can actually cost, although VAZs are the same).
        We have the opportunity to trade on their plots.
        And so on and so on.
  2. Russ69
    Russ69 25 November 2013 11: 06
    For the country's air defense it is planned to purchase long-range S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems

    Wishlist has not yet grown. And for the rest, for God's sake, they would pay during ....
  3. Migari
    Migari 25 November 2013 11: 12
    This is good news, due to the fact that the rate of sale of our weapons in the region has decreased.
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 25 November 2013 11: 12
    I remember at one time ALGERIA abandoned the planes already purchased in RUSSIA; 15 MIG-29s were returned back.
    So with ALGERIA it is necessary to trade more carefully.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 25 November 2013 11: 34
      Because in the oppressed MiG, cunning uncles sat, who instead of new gliders put Algeria's old 9-13 converted into SMT instead of new gliders. In the contract, Algeria wrote new gliders. So he returned and immediately re-purchased the Su-30MKA. Of course, Poghosyan is personally to blame. wassat !
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 25 November 2013 15: 57
        "Of course, Poghosyan is personally to blame for this."
      2. SV
        SV 25 November 2013 16: 38
        Lobby, what more do they harm or corruption?!?!?! recourse Something that another phenomenon has penetrated into all environments ...
  5. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 25 November 2013 11: 41
    Such news about how "someone" is "going" to buy weapons from us is published by the media almost every day .... however, they all turn out to be "dummies" and facts indicate that this year we sold much less weapons than in the past, and with new real contracts, the same is bad ...
  6. marder4
    marder4 25 November 2013 13: 35
    and the guys don’t seem to be sick with money, if they threaten such volumes
  7. UVB
    UVB 25 November 2013 13: 36
    A familiar helicopter saw in the article; I replenished my collection with this about 4 years ago. And with the same tail number!
    1. tomket
      tomket 26 November 2013 00: 16
      it seems to me or the screw on the tail boom has insufficient x-shape ????
      1. UVB
        UVB 26 November 2013 07: 48
        You don’t think so. This design is used to increase efficiency and reduce noise.
  8. sv100year
    sv100year 25 November 2013 13: 44
    Algeria is an oil and gas producing country, but you need to keep your ear upwind with them, those peppers, since 2007 I have been working on them
    APASUS 25 November 2013 20: 53
    Africa is beginning to come to the fore. It seems that some countries are beginning to realize that military democratization may affect them. Recently, the number of such news has doubled. Are we on the verge of a new redistribution !?
  10. alone
    alone 25 November 2013 21: 49
    if on credit, then returning it is very problematic. Africans do not like to repay debts.