Belarus reports good year for defence exports

10 February 2018

During 2017 the military-industrial complex of Belarus had a 25% increase in production and secured USD1 billion in exports; a 15% increase compared with 2016, according to Oleg Dvigalev, the chairman of country’s Military Industrial Committee who on 31 January reported that Belarus is already in the world's top 20 arms exporters.

Explaining that Russia remains the main market for the nation’s military industry, Dvigalev announced that 69 countries acquired military products from Belarus last year. He also revealed that assets exported in 2017 included ‘Groza-S’ counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) electronic warfare system and ‘Optima-B’ GPS satellite navigation system terminal spoofing jammer as well as ‘Kaiman’ (Cayman) and MZKT ‘V-1’ light 4x4 armored vehicles.

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