Russia exported weapons worth $4.6 bln in 2016 — Putin

Baku, July 8, AZERTAC

Russia has exported armaments and military hardware worth $4.6 billion from early this year to date, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, according to TASS.

"The tasks set for 2016 in the system of Russia’s military and technical cooperation are being fulfilled," Putin told a session of the commission for military and technical cooperation.

"The export deliveries of armaments and military hardware have already reached the level of almost five billion US dollars - $4.6 billion - while the order book clearly exceeds $50 billion," Putin said.

"Domestic weapons and military hardware are proving their efficiency and reliability in very diverse conditions," the head of the Russian state said.

"They are operational in the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Importantly, the geography of deliveries is consistently expanding and new inter-governmental agreements are signed and bilateral working groups are set up," Putin said.

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