Russian official: Negotiations are in advanced stages with Saudi Arabia regarding...

A Russian official confirmed that negotiations between Moscow and Riyadh regarding the production of a modernized version of the Kalashnikov assault rifle on the territory of the Kingdom have entered advanced stages.

“Regarding the Kalashnikov-103 we are now in the advanced stages of negotiations and continue to cooperate on the production of this type of rifle on the territory of the kingdom,” Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told reporters on Wednesday.

The official expressed the Russian side’s readiness to discuss the possibility of issuing licenses for the production of other firearms in Saudi Arabia, if there are official requests in this regard.

Shugayev pointed out that Russia was able to settle all issues with India regarding the production of “Kalashnikov-203” rifles in its territory, explaining that the amendment of some points of the contract concluded between the two countries in this regard allows it to be implemented in the near future, so that India becomes the first foreign country to produce “Kalashnikovs”. -203″.

The official pointed out that during the “Army-2021” exhibition, Russia had concluded contracts worth a total of more than two billion dollars with various countries, including India, China, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Myanmar.

Shugayev revealed that a number of Arab countries and countries in the Southeast Asian region have submitted requests to acquire the winged “Brahmos” missiles produced by Russia in cooperation with India, which are considered the fastest missiles in the world.

The official also confirmed that Russia had exported the “Terminator” armored combat vehicle to an African country, whose name was not revealed.

Source: “TASS”

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