Russia signed over 20 contracts of weapon purchases worth over 170 billion rubles (2.87 billion U.S. dollars) at an ongoing military-technical forum ARMY 2017, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
"Twenty-three state contracts and three additional agreements were signed with 17 defense industry enterprises today for a total amount of more than 170 billion rubles," Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying after the signing ceremony.
The contracts mainly concern the purchase of precision-guidance weapons, most of which have already been tested in Syria, the deputy minister said.
The minister also announced purchase of two brigade sets of the Iskander-M tactical missile complexes worth 20 billion roubles (US$338 million). In addition, purchase of small-sized missile ships armed with Kalibr and Onyx was also announced.
More than 600 units of weapons, military and special equipment will be delivered to the Russian Armed Forces, and over 200 units will be upgraded as a result of these contracts, he said.
Russias defense ministry has signed a contract with Russian Helicopters to design the concept of a high-speed combat helicopter within the framework of the International military-technical forum Army-2017. The contract between Russian Helicopters and the Ministry of Defense involves works on determining the technical appearance of the perspective high-speed combat helicopter
Russian Helicopters has signed a contract for the supply of Three Mi-8AMTSh military transport helicopters to state special purpose aviation. Three Mi-8AMTSh military transport helicopters will be manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) and transferred to the customer in 2018, the company announced Wednesday
Kazan Helicopters has commenced assembling the first prototype Mi-38T heavy transport helicopter that will be used to conduct joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Under a contract with the Russian defense ministry signed at the MAKS air show, Russian Helicopters will supply two of the rotorcraft before the end of 2019
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