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Russia and the United Kingdom can sign an agreement on cooperation in the military-technical sphere

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A few days ago, the British press published the first information about a possible agreement between the UK and Russia. According to The Telegraph, the contract will be signed this spring, after which the two countries will be able to start cooperation in the military-technical sphere. Official confirmation of the existence of the draft agreement has not yet appeared, but British journalists cite statements from several unnamed sources.


Russia and the United Kingdom can sign an agreement on cooperation in the military-technical sphere


With reference to a representative of the UK Ministry of Defense, it is reported that the parties are currently working on the full text of the agreement and are making the necessary changes to it. The agreement, which must be signed by the British Ministry of Defense and the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, will define the conditions, rights and obligations of defense companies of the two countries in the field of military technology. The exact terms of the agreement have not yet become known.

According to the publication The Telegraph, the main consequence of the bilateral agreement will be the ability to buy weapons and equipment abroad. Thus, the British military will be able to buy Russian weapon and equipment, and the Russian army will have the opportunity to purchase British-made military products. At the same time, however, the cooperation of the two countries will not be limited to the purchase of finished products. It is possible that the defense enterprises of Great Britain and Russia will begin to exchange technologies and work on joint projects.

The subject of future transactions may be various military products. For example, the publication of The Telegraph mentions the opinion of unnamed Russian diplomats. They hope that in the foreseeable future the new treaty will have the most interesting consequences, including the delivery of Kalashnikov assault rifles to the British armed forces. Of course, such expectations may not be justified, but mutually beneficial purchases of various elements of equipment or equipment look quite realistic.

According to The Telegraph, the new agreement between Russia and the UK will concern “free access technologies”. Based on this information, it is possible to outline an approximate circle of technologies and products that will become the subject of new bilateral agreements. Most likely, the parties will order from each other some products that are not associated with complex and new technologies. Therefore, it is unlikely that Russia and the United Kingdom will sell each other armored vehicles or anti-aircraft missile systems.

At present, the parties are only preparing a draft agreement and therefore it is too early to talk about its conditions and consequences of a military-political or military-technical nature. Nevertheless, it can already be noted that such a treaty would be useful for countries from the point of view of international relations. After a series of events in recent years, relations between official Moscow and London have noticeably deteriorated. The signing of contracts on cooperation in the military-technical sphere will have a positive effect on the relations between the two countries.

Cooperation in the military-technical sphere can also be viewed as a way to expand the economic ties between the two states. So, currently in Russia there are about 600 British companies. For comparison, the number of German firms doing business in our country is more than an order of magnitude more: there are about 7000. The agreement on cooperation in the field of armaments, equipment and equipment can attract British businessmen to Russia and thereby have a beneficial effect on the economic ties between the two countries.

The international agreement, the signing of which may take place this spring, will be the next step in strengthening ties between Russia and the UK. The strategic dialogue between the foreign policy and military departments of the two countries began thanks to the agreement of Russian President V. Putin and British Prime Minister D. Cameron. In 2012, they agreed on the need for new negotiations involving diplomats and the military.

The bilateral dialogue continued in March 2013, when Defense Ministers S. Shoigu and F. Hammond discussed common issues of cooperation between countries in the military sphere. Finally, last fall, Russia and the United Kingdom agreed to jointly provide security at the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. In accordance with the existing agreement, the British intelligence services will provide all possible assistance to their Russian colleagues.

As we see, the available information on a possible Russian-British agreement on cooperation in the military-technical sphere indicates a future strengthening of ties and improvements in relations between the two countries. At the same time, information published by the British press, which has not yet received official confirmation, does not allow us to speak with confidence about the consequences of signing a new agreement. Perhaps some points of the agreement will certainly be useful for the Russian defense industry and the armed forces, and the implementation of others will be associated with some problems.

Currently published information allows you to make only the most general assumptions. If the staff of The Telegraph has received the correct information, then the terms of the Russian-British agreement will be available in the next few months. As already mentioned, according to British journalists, the contract will be signed in the spring.


On the materials of the sites:
http://telegraph.co.uk/
http://rt.com/
http://ria.ru/
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  1. Denis
    Denis 31 January 2014 08: 27
    +15
    And whether it is necessary?
    They never were and never will be friends. If only for the sake of appearance
    With mutual benefit, cooperation will immediately establish without any contracts
    1. invisibility
      invisibility 31 January 2014 08: 36
      +10
      Yes, that is the question! Do not forget, England is the first US ally. How do you exchange technology after that? England has only permanent interests ....
      1. washi
        washi 31 January 2014 17: 07
        0
        Or maybe they will understand that the United States is far away, and our jurisdictions have already bought up half of their land, i.e. already ours. And since our land, then we will settle the Tajiks there.
      2. Simon
        Simon 31 January 2014 18: 05
        +4
        Yes! If our technologies didn’t sail for free overseas. !!! what
    2. edeligor
      edeligor 31 January 2014 08: 44
      +1
      Quote: Denis
      They were never friends and never will be.

      The more common ground, especially in business, the better. Friends, in the short term, they will not be for sure, but also enemies too.
      1. Canep
        Canep 31 January 2014 09: 06
        +10
        Did I miss something? Now 31.01.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX? I don’t seem to thump ... Do not really Great Britain left NATO. When did Russia and Great Britain sign an alliance treaty?
        According to The Telegraph, the main consequence of the bilateral agreement will be the ability to purchase weapons and equipment abroad. Thus, the British military will be able to buy Russian weapons and equipment, and the Russian army will have the opportunity to purchase military products of English production.
        What can the British offer us? They still have everything in inches, miles, pounds, feet. What can we offer them without compromising our own security? Or the British decided to rearm in Kalashi. ... bewilderment ...
        1. Rakti-kali
          Rakti-kali 31 January 2014 12: 32
          0
          Quote: Canep
          They still have everything in inches, miles, pounds, feet.

          Now for the use of non-metric measures in the UK, you can get a fine, and even go to jail. The exception of emnip is made only for bars, because the "pint" is sacred. smile
        2. washi
          washi 31 January 2014 17: 12
          -1
          They liked our Kamazs, and their ships are g., Which showed two world wars.
          1. blizart
            blizart 2 February 2014 13: 35
            0
            Well, it’s you who have turned down in a patriotic rage, the British are useless shipbuilders. You are my friend ... Dreadnought, Manxman and so on. and so on. In short, remember the joke about the grass on the lawn that they cut 300 years
      2. Fin
        Fin 31 January 2014 09: 54
        +6
        Quote: edeligor
        Friends, in the short term, they will not be for sure, but also enemies too.

        They were, are and will be enemies in the foreseeable future.
      3. Denis
        Denis 31 January 2014 10: 00
        +6
        Quote: edeligor
        but also enemies.
        They won’t. and always have been
        The gut is thin for open conflict, but quietly forever
        Where are all the garbage thieves, Chichika politicians, etc., etc. heaps?
      4. Bigriver
        Bigriver 31 January 2014 12: 19
        -1
        Quote: edeligor
        ... The more common ground, especially in business, the better. Friends, in the short term, they will not be for sure, but also enemies too.

        +
        Even if you do not take into account the economy, but only politics winked
        By itself, such cooperation has the potential to reduce the intensity of confrontation between Russia and the Western coalition and dilutes the "ranks" of the latter.
        Well, and, a nice bonus. Such cooperation is a newsmaker of positive information about Russia, works on our image.
      5. washi
        washi 31 January 2014 17: 10
        0
        Quote: edeligor
        Friends, in the short term, they will not be for sure, but also enemies too.

        Friends have never been and never will be.
        They can only be enslaved, as was already in their history, but not in our
      6. Simon
        Simon 31 January 2014 18: 09
        +3
        Oh! England throughout its entire historical life has substituted Russia everywhere. Even when they were allies. belay Believing England is dangerous!
        1. blizart
          blizart 2 February 2014 13: 37
          0
          Why are you silent?! Any h..nyu think of me!
    3. 755962
      755962 31 January 2014 09: 38
      +5
      general assumptions


      muddied, something ....
      1. Heccrbq.3
        Heccrbq.3 31 January 2014 10: 10
        -5
        This is the surrender of yet another position of Russia by Putin’s Camarilla. (The one who now protects him with even greater zeal will speedily throw him with the threshing floor, axiom.)
    4. Rustam
      Rustam 31 January 2014 11: 27
      +2
      And whether it is necessary?
      --------------

      Great news. Make joint products and obtain a license and production technology
      First of all, from BAE

      France will be there too. Work with us more seeing competition

      In the meantime, the MO is armed with special forces and airborne forces-5000 English rifles L-96

      PS- and most importantly, that our generals with the military-industrial complex should see competition, otherwise after relaxing Serdyukov I relax
    5. Serg 122
      Serg 122 31 January 2014 11: 52
      +1
      And whether it is necessary?
      They never were and never will be friends

      So scary! Here before the New Year, our ship brought them so much rustle - that it is better to be friends ....
    6. AVV
      AVV 31 January 2014 12: 44
      -2
      Quote: Denis
      And whether it is necessary?
      They never were and never will be friends. If only for the sake of appearance
      With mutual benefit, cooperation will immediately establish without any contracts

      If even in some areas there will be mutual benefits, then this is already good, and the Germans, of course, are ahead of Britain !!! Just do not give British intelligence, more freedom to operate on our territory !!!
    7. Knizhnik
      Knizhnik 31 January 2014 12: 59
      +3
      Relations between the Russian Federation and Britain are worse than ever, you can slightly lower the degree of glow. Only in the English elite there are many Russophobes, something really can’t be improved, and it’s not necessary
      1. Ducksar
        Ducksar 31 January 2014 14: 14
        +2
        with eternal rivals you need to keep your ear sharp, let's see what happens!
  2. Soldier
    Soldier 31 January 2014 08: 54
    +5
    The question is of course debatable whether we need anything from ,, sworn friends ,, on the other hand, examples of successful cooperation in the field of technology were, for example, aircraft engines, Rolls-Royce Merlin,
    1. brainkiller
      brainkiller 31 January 2014 15: 57
      0
      Quote: Armeec
      On the other hand, examples of successful cooperation in the field of technology were, for example, aircraft engines, Rolls-Royce Merlin,

      Or ship guns for the sailing fleet =))
      Although there the Anglo-Saxons also deceived with quality (I vaguely remember from Favorit Pikul, but I willingly believe in it)


      This news is more likely for the Germans and French, the news is that they are not alone in possessing the technologies necessary for the Russian Federation. And now, in order to preserve their share and their sector in the future, it is in their interests to comply with existing agreements.
  3. poccinin
    poccinin 31 January 2014 09: 06
    +7
    ENGLAND was crushed by a toad. RUSSIANS bought from France 2. As many as two landing ships "MISTRAL" will probably build 2 more. "WE" combat conditions are not reliable.
  4. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 31 January 2014 09: 36
    +6
    Almost immediately after the reduction of the military budget and the allied role of Britain and the United States - this news. Apparently there is a promotion "who will orientate himself faster in the new environment." This was to be expected, as well as Japan's knee-high crawl with the request to be friends and the frequent visits of the Saudi emissaries. New Year is like a new era in politics: who is with whom, or who is against whom. Russia will not overshadow Ukraine by securing its borders far from its own borders!
    hi
  5. 0255
    0255 31 January 2014 09: 54
    +1
    I do not like this collaboration ...
    Russia and England were allies only under Napoleon and Hitler, when a common enemy forced for a while to unite against him.
  6. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 31 January 2014 09: 57
    +1
    This is all nonsense, just another verbiage, neither we can offer the British anything, and they can, of course, create a company called Horns, Hooves and Sons, develop some kind of military bicycle of joint production and end there.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 31 January 2014 10: 01
    +3
    Great bewilderment! What can the British offer us? From time immemorial they were our enemies / competitors / ill-wishers. Something I strongly doubt that they are also going to buy something from us. They harbor our criminals, what kind of cooperation can we talk about? Especially military-technical?
    If we have long-standing ties with France and Germany, and we fought, and lived together, and collaborated in different fields, then the UK ... all the time there are attempts to deceive, draw into the war, finance terrorist attacks, coups, and unrest.
    I don’t understand what this contract will give us, except for a headache.
  8. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 31 January 2014 10: 12
    +2
    Stupid and naive article. The author knows very well that England in terms of arms purchases is bound by NATO standards, in Russia there are also restrictions on the purchase of foreign arms, she knows but hangs noodles on her ears or simply earns money for bread and butter. Under another apparently can not.
  9. Stinger
    Stinger 31 January 2014 10: 24
    +3
    If the Britons offer to be friends, keep your pockets.
  10. Freemason
    Freemason 31 January 2014 10: 49
    +2
    Quote: Armeec
    The question is of course debatable whether we need anything from ,, sworn friends ,, on the other hand, examples of successful cooperation in the field of technology were, for example, aircraft engines, Rolls-Royce Merlin,

    True .. most likely it will be a technique and control / combat systems; equipment is possible; and perhaps (dubiously) large general teachings.
  11. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 31 January 2014 11: 46
    +1
    Quote: Wedmak
    Great bewilderment! What can the British offer us? From time immemorial they were our enemies / competitors / ill-wishers. Something I strongly doubt that they are also going to buy something from us. They harbor our criminals, what kind of cooperation can we talk about? Especially military-technical?
    If we have long-standing ties with France and Germany, and we fought, and lived together, and collaborated in different fields, then the UK ... all the time there are attempts to deceive, draw into the war, finance terrorist attacks, coups, and unrest.
    I don’t understand what this contract will give us, except for a headache.

    They certainly won't sell the destroyer Daring to us! laughing
  12. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 31 January 2014 13: 06
    +3
    Unfriendly attitude towards Russia in England among those who are stuck in the past. It's time to understand, no matter how it would hurt the British honor, that there is no longer the "mistress of the seas" and "Wild Muscovy", that there is no monopoly on trade with Europe, which this Muscovy threatens, there is no threat to India and other colonies, which also do not exist, ay , come to your senses, there is nothing to share with the Russians, and you are not a competitor to them for a long time. It's time to realize who Hu is and to pursue a more realistic policy.
  13. Santor
    Santor 31 January 2014 14: 58
    +1
    Quote: Heccrbq.3
    This is the surrender of yet another position of Russia by Putin’s Camarilla. (The one who now protects him with even greater zeal will speedily throw him with the threshing floor, axiom.)


    My friend, have you tried to go to a psychiatrist? But seriously - what are you reading at night, please share ... "If there is no water in the tap, then you have drunk ..." VS Vysotsky sang at one time. Is it the same for you?

    So far, everything is done as it should ... We need to follow international news ... After a referendum and secession from the British Kingdom of Scotland, and then referenda are already being prepared in Ireland and Wales, where local residents have preserved their national identity down to the language of England, rather, what is left of it will have to look for a new niche for itself both in the political and in the economic niche of the world. And for me this message is a signal that she is ALREADY looking for him. For what the English cannot be reproached with is that they do not calculate their steps much forward.

    We received from France two warships of a class that was absent from us and are building two of them at our shipyards, and the shipbuilding technology plays the first fiddle here. In this area we have lagged behind firmly, and now we are catching up with leaps and bounds, namely, catching up. I read screams saying they had to build with us ... And to think about the fact that during this time they were being built in France, our shipyards built ships for us, and were not occupied by the carcasses of the Mistral, as it was when the aircraft carrier blocked India way to building on several stocks ....

    When age will wean us to be so categorical and forget about a simple truth - not everything that is written on the fences, even in meter letters, suggests that it is IT that lies behind the fence.
  14. bear
    bear 31 January 2014 19: 08
    +2
    Firstly, I believe that the British are enemies. And do not hell with them.
    Secondly sink their fucking island along with coral.
    Thirdly, erase their history, how Europe erased ours.
    Let the whole geyvropa buy gas, oil from us, and quietly hammer among themselves, but only quietly.
  15. Theophanes
    Theophanes 31 January 2014 19: 34
    +3
    From time immemorial, the British have been the enemies of Russia! They always crap out from under the silence, with the wrong hands, bribes and other filthy monstrosities. You can rather believe Hitler than any English politician. You can’t believe them for anything. Our technology will send us and send us .... This will be exactly for the British! And as for the economy, they have climbed up everywhere where it smells of money.
  16. Svetlana
    Svetlana 31 January 2014 19: 44
    -3
    Give Russian Skylon with Saber engine!
  17. Alex Nick
    Alex Nick 31 January 2014 22: 25
    +3
    Well, they would have immediately exchanged military secrets, and the case will end. Some kind of mutnyak.
  18. Thirsty for wind
    Thirsty for wind 1 February 2014 02: 48
    +2
    They can sign, but they can not sign.
    Let the goat into the garden.
  19. PValery53
    PValery53 2 February 2014 09: 39
    0
    In the photo: the head of the great country explains (in broken aglitsky) to De Cameron simple worldly truths, and he, you see, put on the public a pose of superiority! - Here is a clown!