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Putin confirms Russia’s 2017 export results

07 March 2018

Russian president Vladimir Putin has confirmed that the country had delivered USD15 billion in defence equipment exports during 2017.

The announcement was made at a meeting of the Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation with Foreign States on 5 March.

Putin added that the volume of signed contracts exceeded USD16 billion in 2017, and helped to contribute to a total orderbook backlog valued at USD45 billion.

Details of the contracts and delivered systems were not disclosed. However, notable deals signed during 2017 included those for S-400 (SA-21 ‘Growler’) surface-to-air missile systems with Turkey, and the signing of a wide-ranging memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia that included small arms, TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers, and anti-tank missiles.

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