Cameroon is eyeing a Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft system purchase from Russia, said Mahamat Paba Sale, Ambassador of the African Republic, on Tuesday.
“We are hoping to sign a contract. We are interested, and I believe this will be done. Russian equipment are of very high quality,” the diplomat said, during an interview with RIA Novosti.
The Central African nation also wants to buy armored personnel carriers and military transport and combat helicopters from Russia, he said.
The Pantsir-S1 is a self-propelled air defense system designed to provide protection from small military, administrative and industrial facilities from all means of air attack in an adverse radio-electronic situation. Its missiles and artillery shells can hit all types of manned aircraft and drones.
A Russian official has been accused of a large-scale fraud one of which involves selling Chinese military equipment as domestically produced ones to the Russian Armed Forces. The official, Colonel General Khalil Arslanov, Deputy Head of Russias General Staff, reportedly managed to pull off the trickery through a simple change of labels
Russias Almaz Antey has completed shipment of the second batch of S-400 air defense systems to the defense ministry, the company announced Monday. "Almaz-Antey Group has transferred the second regiment set of S-400 ‘Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to the Defense Ministry of Russia this year
Russias Il-76MD-90A transport plane has completed logistics tests and initial factory flight tests, state-owned UAC announced on Friday. The aircraft will be flown to the base in Zhukovsky after undergoing remaining factory flight tests, where second round of testing will commence, UAC said in a
Russias army aviation brigade of the Central Military District will receive four additional Mil Mi-24P attack helicopters by the end of this month. "The arrival of four multirole strike helicopters will complete the process of forming a squadron of Mi-24P gunships
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