Russia's Rosoboronexport, the country's main arms exporter (controlling roughly 85% of all defence-related sales), has this year sold weapons and military equipment abroad worth USD7 billion, deputy director general of the company Sergey Goreslavsky told RIA Novosti on 7 September.
"We are keeping to our schedule," he said, confirming that Russia plans to export arms worth USD15 billion this year. "Like last year, we are planning to sell weapons worth USD13 billion. Together with the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) index [which includes exports of other Russian companies entitled to conduct arms export activities] this would be about USD15 billion."
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