Russia is ready to export Iskander-E short range ballistic missile and is likely to sell it to China, during the exhibition of weapons and military equipment held in Minsk, Belarus. Voice of Russia reported today.
Vasily Kashin from the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies told the Voice of Russia that Russia is currently discussing the sale of S-400 surface to air missile with China and Belarus. Russia is likely to sell Iskander-E together with S-400 to both nations if the deals are successful.
Iskander-E is designed to replace SS-21 Scarab-B Tochka-U tactical missile.
Kashin said that Russia is ready to carry out modifications on Iskander-E if China agrees to purchase the missiles.
As the Soviet Union signed the Treaty for the Elimination of Medium-range Missile with the United States in 1987, Russia cannot make its own version of the Iskander-E cruise missile, however, China is not a signatory.
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Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, , the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 Valery Varlamov said Thursday, RIA Novosti Reported "Iskander-E is ready for deliveries to other countries, as well as S-400 Triumf SA-21 Growler, but the state authorities need to approve it first," Varlamov said. The representative said that Russia will deliver to any country, if there is such a decision of the president and the government
Russia is to present Sukhoi Su-35, MiG-29 fighter jets and Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainer aircraft and Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter and Mi-35M, Mi-28NE, K-52 and other combat helicopters at the Farnborough Airshow , Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport reported. " We are planning to present combat helicopters and airplanes for delegations from the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia," the head of the Rosoboronexport delegation, Sergei Kornev, was quoted as saying
China has decommissioned its first nuclear-powered submarine, Long March 1 (Han Class SSN 401) after more than 40 years of service in the military, the People's Liberation Army(PLA) Daily reported Tuesday. The submarine's nuclear devices have been properly disposed of and scientists have decontaminated the warehouse where nuclear items were stored during the past 40 years
Russia's Central Military District last week test-fired a cruise missile of the Iskander tactical missile system from the Kapustin Yar practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region as part of drill. "A missile brigade of the Central Military District has live-fired a cruise missile from the Iskander tactical missile system at the Kapustin Yar practice range in the Astrakhan Region today against a simulated enemys command post at a distance of about 200 km," TASS reported citing a press statement by the Central Military Districts press office on Friday
Saudi Arabia is in talks with Russia to procure Iskander tactical missile systems and other range of armaments. "Saudi Arabia is set to intensify relations with Russia in all the spheres, including in the military field," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quoted as saying by Sputnik
The Russian Defense ministry has signed a contract with Belarus to provide four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems by yearend, local media reported Wednesday. "If we speak about the summary for 2014, then this year we will finalize the delivery of four S-300 Zenit missile systems that will be handed over to Belarus
China has successfully tested reconnaissance and strike drone Rainbow No.4 and completed simulation target practice, China News reported Tuesday
China may supply components required for Russias defence industry following US and EU sanctions against Russia. Although Russia does not buy many weapons from foreign sources it does procure a lot of electronic and mechanical components to be used in its weapons systems
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