Russia, South Africa to jointly create weapons, military equipment

Russia, South Africa to jointly create weapons, military equipment
# 24 October 2019 14:55 (UTC +04:00)

Russia and South Africa plan to work together to develop and manufacture weapons and military equipment, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

"There are some promising cooperation projects related to the joint development and manufacture of weapons and military equipment both for our countries’ national armed forces and in the interests of third countries," he told reporters.

Shugayev added that South Africa had the most developed military-industrial complex in Africa, and Russia was interested in cooperating with it, taking into account the level of bilateral relations and cooperation within the BRICS group.

Head of the Russian state arms dealer Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev earlier said that Russia’s African partners accounted for about one-third of the company’s order portfolio - over $14 bln (the total order portfolio is $55 bln).

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