Russia Begins Delivery of AK103 Assault Rifles to Saudi Arabia

  • Our Bureau
  • 06:38 AM, February 18, 2019
  • 4209
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.

Also Read

France Upset as Germany Blocks Meteor Missile Export to Saudi Arabia

February 6, 2019 @ 12:29 PM

Navantia Starts Construction of First Saudi Arabian Corvette

January 17, 2019 @ 09:42 AM

Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, 5 Others to get SeaRAM Anti-ship Weapon System

December 29, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

Saudi Arabia, US Sign $15B Agreement for 44 THAAD Missile Systems

November 29, 2018 @ 09:53 AM

Trump Uses Emergency Authority to approve $8 B Arms Sales to Saudi,

May 25, 2019 @ 06:11 AM

Mega Engine Deals Expected as India Seeks More Mig-29, Su-30MKI From Russia...

February 19, 2019 @ 09:02 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS