JSC Rosoboronexport has noted the increasing demand for Russian military equipment for ground troops and growth of the number of orders for civil and dual-purpose products in countries of South-East and Central Asia, Central and West Africa and Latin America.
In the segment of Russian products for ground troops, the greatest demand is for small arms and close combat weapons, armoured vehicles and automobiles, artillery systems and antitank missile systems, ammunition.
“Thanks to their capabilities, value for money and operability in the most complicated natural and climatic conditions, Russian military equipment often proves much more attractive than similar foreign equipment. From 2001 to present, its total export volume has amounted to about $25bn,” said Igor Sevastyanov, Deputy Director General, Rosoboronexport.
In addition to products for military forces, the order portfolio of Rosoboronexport contains a sizeable share of civil and dual-purpose products.
For example, more than 18 thousand vehicles for transportation of cargo and personnel based on KAMAZ, URAL, GAZ and UAZ have been supplied to countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America since 2001.
Besides, after amendment of the federal law On Arms, Rosoboronexport received the right to export civilian and service weapons, which will allow the company to grow the order portfolio, enter new markets and start cooperation with countries which previously were not able to procure Russian civilian and service weapons for various reasons.
The company has already entered negotiations with a number of clients.