Saudi Arabia negotiating purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

The contract between Russia and Saudi Arabia for the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, signed in 2017, has not yet entered into force, said Maria Vorobyeva, a spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS). She added that the conditions for its implementation are being discussed.

"A contract for the supply of S-400 Triumph missile defense systems was signed with Saudi Arabia in 2017. We are currently discussing mutually acceptable conditions for the contract to come into force," Vorobyeva said at an exhibition in Dubai, as quoted by TASS.

According to her, the possibility of using other Russian systems to build a new Saudi national air defense system is not excluded. Vorobyeva added that the countries are also negotiating the licensed production of Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles, but the specific terms and quantity of the equipment can be disclosed only after the signing of the contract.

Earlier, it was reported that Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on the delivery of S-400 systems in October. The supplying S-400 systems worth more than $2 billion was discussed during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

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