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Russia plans to expand the geography of military supplies in Africa

Exporter domestic weapons Rosoboronexport intends to expand its contacts in Africa by scheduling negotiations with the 25 countries of the Black Continent, reports RIA News.

Russia plans to expand the geography of military supplies in Africa

The press service of Rosoboronexport reported that "at an exhibition in South Africa, the corporation will offer training-fighting Yak-130 aircraft, transport workers, helicopters and infantry fighting vehicles to Africans."

The international exhibition "Africa Aerospace and Defense 2014" will be held in Pretoria (South Africa) from September 17 to 21. Rosoboronexport will present there the most popular samples in Africa aviation, land and naval equipment.

“In recent years, a good foundation has been created for working with Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea. There are prospects for the supply of weapons and military equipment to Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti, Ethiopia and other countries. ”- said in a press release.

Over the last two years, Rosoboronexport has signed contracts with African states totaling $ 1,7 billion.

“We consider the exhibition in South Africa, in which we are participating for the seventh time, as the most important platform for the advancement of armament and military equipment to the continent, especially in sub-Saharan Africa”, - said the head of the company delegation, Yuri Demchenko.

According to him, “despite the relatively small share of these countries in the volume of Russian arms supplies - of the order of 2% - the steady growth of orders has been observed over the past few years”.

The delegation will pay special attention to military-technical cooperation with South Africa “both on a bilateral basis and within the framework of the BRICS”.

“We can offer the South African side the supply of military products with partial localization of its production in South Africa. In addition, we are ready to jointly develop modern types of weapons and military equipment for both the South African armed forces and in the interests of third countries, including the BRICS participants. It is precisely scientific, technical and industrial cooperation that can become the main vector of development of our cooperation. ”- said Demchenko.

The delegation expects an increased interest at the exhibition to the Yak-130 combat training aircraft, the Il-76MD-90А military transport aircraft, and the Mi-35М transport and combat helicopter. Visitors may also be interested in patrol boats, BMP-3, BTR-80A, Cornet-E / EM complex and special small arms.

In addition, “Rosoboronexport will for the first time hold a presentation of the Safe City conceptual program to create an integrated security system for cities, individual regions, state borders and objects of special importance,” the press service said.
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  1. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 17 September 2014 12: 30
    It’s necessary to increase your market the more the better
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 17 September 2014 12: 57
      Yes, Africans know a lot about weapons
      1. Artyom
        Artyom 17 September 2014 13: 50
        Rocketman in African! :)
      2. Anatole Klim
        Anatole Klim 17 September 2014 14: 03
        Quote: Kibalchish
        Yes, Africans know a lot about weapons

        It was in the early 90s, they called from the district military police service and said - now African comrades will come, prepare them demonstration samples of PG-7 rounds of old release years, they want to buy a couple of thousand. Well, we removed a dozen drawers, laid them out on the tables. Of course, they had a raid, a little corrosion. A fat Ethiopian, colonel arrived, talked, it turned out, they graduated from one school, the teachers recalled, in general, a normal man and loves Russian vodka (after he proved it). They went to look at the ammunition and then he said to me:
        -Noet, ne will go!
        -Tekle! (Name) I say, you understand normal shots, they will fly, explode, pierce, and the fact that a little bit of pitting corrosion is understandably not new.
        -Neeet, valuta dollar, no way! I was taught at your Soviet school, now don’t be offended, we’ll only buy the good ones.
        In general, they found in another part which suit. So I respect the African (Arab) comrades who graduated from our Soviet military schools, remember Gaddafi’s son Khamis, the commander of the special forces brigade who graduated from the Academy. Frunze. Something like that.
  2. pomegranate
    pomegranate 17 September 2014 12: 30
    And what kind of Beha is this in the photo, who knows?
    1. Neighbor
      Neighbor 17 September 2014 12: 52
      It looks like a joint Russian - French BMP "Atom", the other day there was a publication here.
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 17 September 2014 13: 15
        Quote: Neighbor
        And what kind of Beha is this in the photo, who knows?

        Quote: Neighbor
        Looks like a joint Russian - French BMP Atom

        This is it, only now it will be completely domestic, without French participation, which is good in the current realities. Just what for her photo slapped, because she is not yet available for herself, not to mention export?
        1. Artyom
          Artyom 17 September 2014 13: 52
          I saw this structure up close. First impression, "steam locomotive"! This construction is on wheels, almost the size of a two-story house!
  3. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 17 September 2014 12: 30
    It is necessary to expand cooperation with AFRICA. And push Europe and the USA from there. soldier drinks good
    1. pahom54
      pahom54 17 September 2014 13: 03
      Quote: cerbuk6155
      It is necessary to expand cooperation with AFRICA. And push Europe and the USA from there

      However, although it is necessary to push out competitors, but (!!!) not "sell" the way the USSR sold it: on credit, and then, in order to maintain THEIR loyalty to our regime, wrote off these debts ... By the way, in my opinion, that of black ... well, afroniggerov even Putin some debt "forgiven" ...
      Now we are not as powerful and grandiose as the USSR, so friendship is friendship, but in the morning - money, in the evening - chairs ... No money - let's use barter ...
    2. Orik
      Orik 17 September 2014 18: 18
      Quote: cerbuk6155
      It is necessary to expand cooperation with AFRICA. And push Europe and the USA from there. soldier drinks good

      China has been grazing on our "pastures" there for a long time ...
  4. maximus
    maximus 17 September 2014 12: 31
    Yeah, give non reasonable toys laughing
    1. Tima
      Tima 17 September 2014 12: 35
      This monkey with a gun needs to be urgently sent to the White House.
      1. rf xnumx
        rf xnumx 17 September 2014 12: 47
        Quote: Tima
        This monkey with a gun needs to be urgently sent to the White House

        Arming Aboriginal people correctly and sending tourists to the USA
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Orik
        Orik 17 September 2014 18: 19
        Quote: Tima
        This monkey with a gun needs to be urgently sent to the White House.

        There is one there.
    2. zennon
      zennon 17 September 2014 16: 01
      Quote: maximus
      Yeah, give non reasonable toys

      Give, give ...
  5. Roman1970
    Roman1970 17 September 2014 12: 31
    Business is business. If we can make good weapons, then we need to earn money on this.
    TECHNOLOGY 17 September 2014 12: 32
    Allies are needed. Everywhere and always. Even the Afghans spoke Russian, it’s the Warriors. If the Russians supplied weapons to Ahmat Shah Massoud, there wouldn’t be a Taliban. There wouldn’t be Iraq and Libya. it will be incomprehensible to anyone in their own skin from the supply of weapons, we’ll try the same. We sell to anyone. Money, money, money. There is no conscience, no shame, no honor!
  7. tyzyaga
    tyzyaga 17 September 2014 12: 51
    There are two types of liberals. Those who do not care about everything, and those who “absolutely” do not care about everything. So our government belongs to the 2nd category. am
  8. bmv04636
    bmv04636 17 September 2014 13: 13
    Africa loves wheeled vehicles based on the Octopus-SD on wheels
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 17 September 2014 13: 14
    Russia has always been a major supplier of weapons to African countries ... only earlier it was in the development of our interests in the region ... now it’s a clean business. I’m even at a loss to evaluate which is better ...
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 September 2014 13: 25
    Here they snap the teeth of the mericosa.
  11. samoletil18
    samoletil18 17 September 2014 14: 01
    It is imperative to increase the speed. If we sell more of ours, they will buy less of ours, i.e. economic growth. And it is politically correct to tie it to YOURSELF in this way, than buying "bananas" from them. If you join the sanctions, you will be left without spare parts.
  12. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 17 September 2014 14: 41
    Sales markets in the world must be conquered. True, now we can supply only a range of weapons, but this is now what is most in demand in the world ... So Russia is ahead !!!
  13. korjik
    korjik 17 September 2014 15: 27
    I never understood the Russian business "Sale of arms." Firstly, in debt, secondly for greenery, and thirdly for what purposes? I would understand if for some resources, such as - we give you a Kalashnikovs carriage - you give us a ship of molybdenum, copper, silver, etc. Carriage of cartridges - a ship that we do not have enough. If the goal is stupid to let them shoot each other , then give them something more serious, some kind of bacillus and let them play. Do we need allies there? Fuck are we allies? The Union drove almost its entire economy into them, they stayed, but the Union gave an oak tree. There are no bad ones to sell our surplus and outdated samples, as we ourselves learned by clever people in our academies. WHAT FOR????????????????????????
  14. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 17 September 2014 17: 05
    Why is Africa such a sophisticated weaponry? There, the rifle mainly fights ... Well, mortars. RPG ...