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Over 30% of Russian weapons are bought by Africa

Over 30% of Russian weapons are bought by Africa

Moscow, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitri Shugáev reported on Wednesday that Africa purchases 30 to 40% of Russia´s arms annual exports.
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‘Our military-technical cooperation with African countries has developed steadily and constructively over the past five years,’ Shugáev stressed at the International Military-Technical Forum ¨Army-2021¨, which is held through August 28.

Shugáev also said that North African countries mainly buy firearms, air defense systems, naval equipment, while sub-Saharan nations purchase helicopters, airplanes, air defense systems and armored vehicles, the Sputnik news agency reported.

Plus, he pointed out that Africa´s requests for military products worth $14 billion, of which $3 billion goes to sub-Saharan countries.

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