Russian arms exporter plans to expand deliveries to Turkey

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport plans to expand deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Turkey, the company’s press service announced Tuesday, Sputnik reports.

“[W]e are actively working on expanding deliveries of Russian arms and military equipment to Turkey,” Rosoboronexport’s press service cited Anatoly Aksyonov, who is heading the company’s delegation at the IDEF-2015 international defense industry exhibition in Instanbul, as saying.

He added that Russian-Turkish technological cooperation would continue in joint projects to include short-range missile defense systems, tactical digital communications, orbital space systems, as well as various military and marine equipment and arms.

According to Aksyonov, as quoted on the Rosoboronexport website, Russia currently provides after-sales service for Mi-17 transport helicopters and supplies spare parts for Russian-made military equipment. The company is also expected to offer programs to upgrade Russian equipment supplied earlier.


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