Russia donates $9 million worth of air defense weapons to Tajikistan

Russia donated $9 million worth of air defense systems to Tajikistan, reports TASS with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

The report specifies that this delivery includes radar stations designed to detect and track airborne objects, as well as transmit target designation to air defense systems in Tajikistan. 

The military equipment transfer was carried out in accordance with the Tajikistan’s Armed Forces modernization program, noted the ministry. The Kremlin also pointed out that Russia considers this program a key instrument for boosting combat capability of Moscow’s ally in the Central Asian region. 

In September 2018, Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, announced that Baku had purchased military products from Moscow for more than $ 5 billion. He also noted the growth in purchases of military equipment from Russia. In July of the same year, the Kremlin reported that Russia delivered $200 million worth of weapons to Armenia under a loan agreement.

  Russia, Tajikistan