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The head of the FSMTC named the amount of contracts for the export of weapons for “Army-2020”


Within the framework of the Army-2020 forum, Russia will sign contracts for the supply of weapons abroad for hundreds of millions of dollars. This was stated by the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev on Friday, August 28.

Unmanned offensive: anti-aircraft “SuperPantsiri” will go for export Contracts are being prepared for the supply of unique anti-aircraft missile-gun systems and attack drones “Orion” abroad

Shugaev did not announce the exact amount. At the same time, he said that some contracts have already been signed, reports TASS.

On August 23, the head of the FSMTC said that since the beginning of the year, Russia, despite the current international restrictions, has sold arms totaling more than $ 7 billion. More than 40 countries have acted as buyers. He called this a good indicator.

Also Shugaev then said that Russia is discussing with Turkey a new deal on the S-400 complexes, now negotiations are at an “advanced” stage: the terms and technical details are being agreed.

In addition, a number of countries, he said, have expressed interest in the Russian-Indian BrahMos missiles, but there are no specific contracts yet.


The competition “Excellence in Military Intelligence” has become the most spectacular among the competitions held as part of the “International Army Games – 2020” in Novosibirsk. The teams, which included representatives of 10 countries, had to go through several stages: landing and making a march, a specialist scout competition, a shooting competition, and the passage of the “Scout’s Trail”. The most exciting moments of the Games are in the Izvestia photo gallery Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317773

Russia hosted on its territory the national teams of 32 countries participating in the World Army Games Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317843

Teams from Russia, China, South Ossetia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Laos, Congo and one person each from South Africa and Afghanistan arrived in Novosibirsk for the competition “Excellence in Military Intelligence” Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317873

Each team, except for two single ones, consisted of 12 people: a commander, a senior scout, a sniper, a machine gunner, a grenade launcher, a sapper, a radiotelephone operator, an orderly, a scout, a driver mechanic and two spare fighters Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317881

To carry out combat missions, the scouts were provided with BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and an ALH RudrA helicopter Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317798

After disembarking from the helicopter, the team makes a 15-kilometer march, during which it is necessary to pass five control points and find a way out of the forest. Each group has its own map Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317770

“The scout’s path” – one of the most difficult stages – includes dozens of obstacles that must be overcome at speed: fences made of stone and barbed wire, imitation of destroyed buildings, trenches, stretch marks, a concrete wall several meters high … Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317852

Representatives of Laos showed miracles of accuracy Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317828

A traditional combat dance performed before the start of the competition helped a group from Congo overcome the obstacle course.Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317785

The Belarusian team solves the combat mission in its own way Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317851

Representatives of the armed forces of Uzbekistan on the trail of scouts Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317847

A serviceman from Afghanistan Azizi Arash went to the competition to reconnoiter the situation and while defending the honor of the country alone. His team plans to take part in the Games next year Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev RIAN_6317844

According to the results of two stages of the competition, the Russian team retained the leadership. The competition “Excellence in Military Intelligence” will last on the territory of the Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School until September 5 Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev


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