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.
Germany and the UK are at loggerheads over the former blocking the export of MBDAs Meteor long range air-to-air missile for use on Saudi Arabias Eurofighter Typhoons. Berlin is understood to have blocked the sale citing German-made components in the missile as it is opposed to Saudi Arabias use of the Meteor-mounted Typhoons in the Yemen conflict and over the Jamal Khashoggi affair
Navantia has started the construction of the first corvette for the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy. This symbolic action consisted of cutting the first steel plate for the vessel, belonging to block 401 of the engine room
Raytheon has won $81million modification contract for design, engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea, Portugal and Greece. Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday
Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for the procurement of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems for an approximate $15 billion. Saudi officials alongside their US counterparts signed the government-to-government agreement earlier this week,
The United States approved arms sales worth an estimated $8 Billion to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and some other countries after President Donald Trump used emergency authority to approve nearly two dozen such deals. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) put up some of the State Department approvals of the deals on its website while various US media reported that the combined value of the deals as $ 8 Billion
Russia is expecting mega-deals in engine sales as India seeks to increase the number of Su-30MKI, MiG-29 fighter jets and order new helicopters. All these engines are developed and produced by the United Engine Corporation (UEC), the consortium of aerospace engine manufacturers in Russia
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