At the Army-2021 forum, contracts were signed on the supply of weapons and military equipment with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan (together with Russia in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, CSTO), Uzbekistan (included in the CIS), China, India and Myanmar. Their total amount is 2 billion euros, said Dmitry Shugaev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, on the Zvezda TV channel.
“Among the signatories are our traditional partners – Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan and, of course, India, China, Myanmar,” Shugaev said. According to him, the amount of contracts is 2 billion euros, and such a volume has never been before. Shugaev did not provide details on the range of supplies.
Earlier, on August 23, the general director of Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, announced the signing of a new contract for the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey. Later, however, Mikheev clarified that the contract would be signed by the end of the year, and now consultations are underway, which are at the “final stage”.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense within the framework of the forum signed 41 contracts for the purchase and modernization of weapons for the Russian army for 500 billion rubles, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said yesterday. The contracts imply the replenishment of the Russian army with more than 1300 units of new military equipment, as well as 150 units already in service. According to the source of Vedomosti, some of the weapons were purchased by the Ministry of Defense on credit, since the budget for 2021 and the draft budget for 2022 do not provide funds for them. Vedomosti reported such a possibility at the end of 2020.
The contracts concluded by the Ministry of Defense relate to new shock and reconnaissance drones, armored vehicles, including ambulances, the latest modifications of T-90 tanks, modernization of Tu-95 strategic bombers to carry new missiles, modernization of the MiG-31 for hypersonic weapons carriers, as well as updating the system ” Perimeter “(in the West, the system is called” Dead Hand “), which makes it possible for a retaliatory nuclear strike even after the destruction of the leadership and all command centers by the enemy.