Russian state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport sees prospects for the Piranya mini-submarine meant for patrolling littoral waters and the larger Amur Class Diesel-electric submarine in Qatar, a statement issued on the occasion of the DIMDEX 2018 event in Qatar said.
Qatar is facing up to a Saudi-led air, land and sea blockade and just last week it complained that UAE naval ships kidnapped its fishermen while they were operating in Qatari territorial waters.
Great attention from the part of foreign customers is expected to be paid to the ‘Amur-1650’ diesel-electric submarines of project 636 as well as to small submarines of littoral area based on the ‘Piranya’ project, the Russian firm said in a press release today.
“The market of the naval equipment and armaments in the Middle East has a steady trend of growing. At the DIMDEX show we will present more than 200 state-of-the-art models of Russia’s military equipment, which provide for an adequate counteraction of present-day threats and challenges ensuring protection of national interests of the region’s countries,” said Sergey Ladygin, Rosoboronexport’s Deputy Director General.
As part of its exhibit at DIMDEX 2018, Rosoboronexport will present ‘Tigr’ corvette of project 20382, ‘Gepard-3.9’ frigate, ocean-going patrol ship ‘Gepard-5.1’, project 21635 ‘Sarsar’ missile ship, project 22160 patrol ship, ‘Alexandrite-E’ mine countermeasures littoral ship of project 12701, project 21301 search and rescue vessels designed to save crews of submarines in distress, project 12322 ‘Zubr’ large amphibious hovercraft, speedy transportation and landing cutter BK-16 of project 02510.
In addition, the variety of onboard weapon systems of surface ships and submarines will be represented by ‘Kalibr-PLE’ (Club-S) and ‘Kalibr-NKE’ (Club-N) integrated missile systems, ‘Universal-Puma’ 100mm ship artillery system, AU-220M 57mm shipboard artillery system, naval automated air defence artillery complex ‘Palma’ with air defence guided missile ‘Sosna-R’, universal electric remote-controlled target-seeking torpedo TE-2, small-size antisubmarine weapon system ‘Paket- E/NK’ with an anti-torpedo, sea bottom mines and MSHM sea shelf mine, self-propelled remote-controlled seeker-designator of mines ‘Maevka-E’, integrated system of mines search and destruction ‘Alexandrite-ISPUM-E’ as well as coastal missile systems ‘Bal-E’ and ‘Bastion’.