Russia starts supplying Saudi Arabia with Kalashnikov rifles

Aleksandr Mikheev, the Director General of Russia's state agency for exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products (Rosoboronexport), stated at the IDEX arms exhibition that Russia has begun supplying Kalashnikov automatic weapons (AK-103) to Saudi Arabia, RIA Novosti reports. 

According to him, the next stage is creating a new licensed production automatic weapon for Saudi Arabia and also for other third world countries. 

In the next three to four months, the two parties will agree on a road map for technology transfer and beginning of production of automatic weapons in Saudi Arabia, added the Director general of Rosoboronexport. 

Also, according to Mikheev, Moscow and Riyadh “are holding additional consultations” on the contract of air defense S-400 systems. 

In October 2017, Rosoboronexport announced that it had signed a number of “landmark contracts” with Saudi Arabia. “Earlier, Russia officially announced the delivery of S-400 Triumph anti-tank missile system, Cornet-EM heavy flamethrower systems, and TOC-1A Buratino systems and AGS-30 grenade launchers.

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