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06:38 AM, February 18, 2019
Russia Begins Delivery of AK103 Assault Rifles to Saudi Arabia
AK103 (image: YouTube)

Russia has begun the delivery of Kalashnikov AK103 assault rifles to Saudi Arabia, director general of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev said Sunday.

​"We have signed and are now implementing a contract on the supplies of Kalashnikov assault rifles. The next stage will be the launch of production of the assault rifle for the needs of third countries as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Sputnik quoted Mikheev as saying.

The contact for the assault rifles was signed in 2017 and involves Transfer of Knowledge to Saudi Arabia.

The director general noted that the two countries would soon agree on a project over the joint production of AK103 in the country.

"We will introduce this proposal to the government to implement this project. I think that there are three to four months left until the procedures of the whole project are approved," he added.

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