Russia hopes to make $9.5 bln in 2011 arms sales
mars 14, 2011 Laisser un commentaire
Russia’s state-run arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, said on Wednesday it expects to make up to $9.5 billion in arms sales this year.
« Rosoboronexport’s portfolio [of orders] is about $38.5 billion; this is the target we hope to meet in three years, » company head Anatoly Isaikin said.
Last year Russian arms exports totaled $8.6 billion.
Isaikin said Russia aimed to hold on to its position as the world’s second largest arms exporter.
« We are firmly in the second position, after the United States, and we have no intention of losing it, » he said.
Aircraft and related equipment account for 43% of Russian arms exports, ships and naval equipment 22%, arms and military equipment for ground forces 10% and air-defense systems some 13%, he added.
MOSCOW, March 9 (RIA Novosti)