The Saudi Ambassador to Moscow Rayed Krimly said that the negotiations on the purchase of Russian-built S-400 missile air defense system is ‘advancing well’ and both the parties are working out on technical details of the contract.
"We signed the contract during the King’s visit, what is now happening is the implementation requires technical details of technology transfers, other technical details between experts of both sides … Experts need to finish their discussions, we cannot put a date for the end of discussions, but it is proceeding in a very positive manner," Krimly told Sputnik in an interview on Thursday, added that many delegations were discussing this issue.
On October 5, Russian media quoted the information office of The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) as confirming an agreement with Saudi Arabia, for the sale of the S-400 air defense system, a Kornet-M anti-armor system and a rocket launcher Tos-A1, the AGS-30 grenade launcher and the Kalashnikov AK-103, during King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s visit at the time.
CEO of Russia's Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov said in December that talks were underway, but no contracts had been signed yet.
The S-400 Triumf is considered the latest Russian long-range anti-aircraft missile system.
Negotiations on sale of Russian S-400 missile systems to Saudi Arabia have entered the technical and logistics details stage. "Regarding the S-400, detail discussions are continuing between the two sides on the final arrangements of this
Russia and Saudi Arabia have likely signed contracts on the supplies of S-400 missile systems on Monday. "We have well-known contracts on air defense and other issues, which have been signed," Head of Russias Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev was quoted by
Bahrain and Russia are in talks for purchase of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard said Monday. "We are currently in the stage of negotiations, but with gods help we will finish this process," the commander Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa told reporters during on-going BIDEC expo held in Manama this week, Sputnik reports
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103. As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said
Russian units operating the S-400 air defence system will receive the 40N6 advanced long-range surface-to-air missile which was recently has been accepted for service in the Russian Army. "The 40N6 long-range missile has been accepted for service
Russia successfully conducted a test launch of a new interceptor missile for its missile defense system, the Russian Defense Ministrys press service said on Thursday. "At the test site of Sary-Shagan (Republic of Kazakhstan), a unit of the Air and Missile Defense of the Aerospace Forces has conducted another test launch of a new missile interceptor for Russias missile defense system," the ministry said in a statement, obtained by TASS
The United States efforts to dissuade its allies and partners from buying large defense systems from Russia using the Countering America's Adversaries through Sanction Act (CAATSA) seems to be running into a brick wall with India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia likely to go ahead with S-400 missile defense systems purchase from Moscow. The CAATSA requires that the countries that have significant defense cooperation with Russia can be sanctioned by the US for no fault of theirs except that they have entered into a commercial buyer-seller agreement with a Russian defence industry entity
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