Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues

Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)551

    Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Share

    dino00
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Posts: 119
    Points: 163
    Join date: 2012-10-12
    Location: portugal

    Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  dino00 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:21 pm

    MOSCOW, January 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia sold a record $15.16 billion worth of weaponry in 2012 while expanding its foreign client list, the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSMTC) reported on Monday.
    “The volume of arms exports has reached $15.16 billion, according to preliminary calculations…which means that our plans have been fulfilled by 111.8 percent,” FSMTC chief Alexander Fomin told a government meeting on state defense contracts.
    Russia reported arms sales of $13.2 billion in 2011, enough to maintain its position as the world’s second arms exporter after the United States.
    "In the past ten years, we have seen a general increase in exports, which have tripled since 2003,” Fomin said.
    “The portfolio of orders for defense-related products has also tripled. Its current value exceeds $46 billion,” he added.
    India is the leading purchaser of Russian arms, with Myanmar,Vietnam, Venezuela and Middle East countries also among the Russian defense industry's main clients.
    Fomin said Russia's expanded list of its clients in 2012 included Afghanistan, Ghana, Oman, and Tanzania.
    The FSMTC also claimed the quality of exported Russian military products has improved, though problems still remain, especially with poor after-sales services.
    “We have been issuing fewer licenses to replace or repair exported products, which is an encouraging trend,” Fomin said.
    The controversy over the quality of Russia’s defense-related products has been widely-publicized.
    Algeria refused delivery of a batch of MiG-29 fighters in 2007 claiming their “inferior quality.”
    Russia’s traditionally strong position on the Indian arms market has been recently undermined by failures to fulfil or properly execute several contracts, including the long-delayed delivery of the overhauled aircraft carrier Vikramaditya to the Indian Navy.
    Last year, India asked Russia to replace faulty parts on the leased Nerpa nuclear-powered submarine which had affected its operational readiness.
    Fomin said his service was drafting new legislation that would allow Russian arms manufacturers to open their own service centers abroad and to import defense-related products to satisfy their own needs.

    Viktor
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5034
    Points: 5624
    Join date: 2009-08-25
    Age: 34
    Location: Croatia

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Viktor on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:39 pm

    Interesting, there are no signs of slowing. Each year Russia contracts and produces more and more. 15.16 bin$ is a mighty figure.

    dino00
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Posts: 119
    Points: 163
    Join date: 2012-10-12
    Location: portugal

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  dino00 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:55 pm

    Russian arms exports: threefold growth in ten years

    In the past ten years, Russia’s arms exports have increased threefold. In 2012, Russia sold arms worth more than 15 billion dollars, Alexander Fomin, head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, said on Wednesday. He added that in 2011, Russia’s arms sales stood at 13.2 billion dollars.
    Russia remains the world’s second-largest arms exporter after the United States thanks to a spate of factors, says Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine.

    "First and foremost," Korotchenko says, "one should mention a system of military and technical cooperation headed by the president. This helps concentrate all necessary resources, including intellectual, managerial and political ones, in order to obtain the looked-for result. Second, Russia becoming more assertive on global stage adds to strengthening trust in Russia, something that prompts a whole array of countries to buy Russian arms. A reliable arms supplier, Russia refrains from putting forward any political or any other preconditions in exchange for its arms supplies."

    India remains Russia’s main arms customer. In 2012, Russian arms deliveries to India reached 80 percent of Indian imports. Victor Litovkin, editor of the Independent Military Review newspaper, says that the Russian arms remain weaponry of choice for the Indian army.

    "It is worth recalling," Litovkin says, "that India has already bought 350 T-90C tanks and plans to purchase 1,500 more such tanks in the future. Additionally, India bought 150 Su-30MKI multi-purpose fighter jets, and 48 more such planes will be supplied to India in the coming years in accordance with a relevant agreement, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also, Russia and India agreed to jointly produce a fifth-generation fighter jet and the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Meanwhile, Russia is completing the modernization of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, due to be delivered to the Indian Navy."

    Igor Korotchenko recalls, in turn, that foreign customers are also interested in buying Russia’s anti-aircraft missile systems. Russia currently holds leading positions in this sector, he adds.

    "Russia’s Almaz-Antey company deals with exports of a wide range of sophisticated anti-aircraft systems, such as the S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems," Korotchenko says. "A decision was recently made to start exports of the S-400 systems shortly after they will be supplied to the Russian army."

    At present, Russia exports weaponry to 88 countries, of which 57 are regular customers. Experts say that an ever-increasing portfolio of orders may help Russia to strengthen its leading position in terms of the volume of arms exports

    Voice of Russia

    TR1
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5904
    Points: 6009
    Join date: 2011-12-06

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  TR1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:17 pm

    Viktor wrote:Interesting, there are no signs of slowing. Each year Russia contracts and produces more and more. 15.16 bin$ is a mighty figure.

    I think there might be a slump, but later in the decade as S-400 and the latest AD measures become exportable, as well as the new armored families, exports will pick up again.

    Anyways bug numbers.

    Viktor
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5034
    Points: 5624
    Join date: 2009-08-25
    Age: 34
    Location: Croatia

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:57 pm

    TR1 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:Interesting, there are no signs of slowing. Each year Russia contracts and produces more and more. 15.16 bin$ is a mighty figure.

    I think there might be a slump, but later in the decade as S-400 and the latest AD measures become exportable, as well as the new armored families, exports will pick up again.

    Anyways bug numbers.

    With 46 bin $ in contract there will be no slump for another 3 years by which time S-400 will be exported.

    Sujoy
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Posts: 918
    Points: 1088
    Join date: 2012-04-02
    Location: India

    India remains Russia’s main arms customer

    Post  Sujoy on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:47 am

    In the past ten years, Russia’s arms exports have increased threefold with India continuing to be the biggest market for the Russian Defence Industry.

    In 2012, Russia sold arms worth more than $15 billion, Alexander Fomin, head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, said on Wednesday. He added that in 2011, Russia’s arms sales stood at $13.2 billion.

    India remains Russia’s main arms customer. In 2012, Russian arms deliveries to India totalled 80 percent of Indian imports.

    Source : Victor Litovkin - the Independent Military Review newspaper ( Jan 2013)

    ricky123
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant

    Posts: 221
    Points: 323
    Join date: 2012-08-20

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  ricky123 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:10 pm

    good for russia .. i hope they spend some more money on r and d now

    Sujoy
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Posts: 918
    Points: 1088
    Join date: 2012-04-02
    Location: India

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Sujoy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:40 am

    ricky123 wrote:good for russia .. i hope they spend some more money on r and d now

    President Putin has earmarked $770 billion over the next ten years for R & D in Aerospace and Defense. Smile

    TR1
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5904
    Points: 6009
    Join date: 2011-12-06

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  TR1 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 am

    770 billion is total MOD spending, not just R&D.


    Sujoy
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Posts: 918
    Points: 1088
    Join date: 2012-04-02
    Location: India

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Sujoy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:00 am

    TR1 wrote:770 billion is total MOD spending, not just R&D.

    In that case it's quite low , given the fact that even China's defense budget in 2012 was $200 billion + . Russia needs to pump up this amount and also encourage the private sector within Russia .

    Viktor
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5034
    Points: 5624
    Join date: 2009-08-25
    Age: 34
    Location: Croatia

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Viktor on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:26 pm

    Sujoy wrote:
    TR1 wrote:770 billion is total MOD spending, not just R&D.

    In that case it's quite low , given the fact that even China's defense budget in 2012 was $200 billion + . Russia needs to pump up this amount and also encourage the private sector within Russia .

    I think Russia should not overspend itself. Even with 770 bin $ it will be just fine as we have been seeing large acquisitions for the

    first time. If they make all the things they plan to by 2020 that will be great and with the economy rising they will be able to plan

    even bigger defense spending.

    TR1
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 5904
    Points: 6009
    Join date: 2011-12-06

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  TR1 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:00 pm

    Chinas defense budget was closer to 120-140 million last I checked.

    Either way, their economy is much larger. Russia's effective spending on new acquisitions has increased several-fold since the 2000s, so I think the budget is quiet adequate.

    Austin
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 4599
    Points: 4992
    Join date: 2010-05-08
    Age: 38
    Location: India

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:21 am

    China declared budget is i think a little over $100 billion.

    But Russia has a head start in Technology and Most of its forces are already modernised and China is playing catch upgame.

    Ofcourse at some point China will catch up and Russia is helping in a big way to Catch up as Russia and China consider NATO as advesary and US is a big thorn for China as it tries to meddle into its afair and for Russia supporting China as a hedge against US is always good.

    The Defence funding is 20 Trillion Roubles , 3 Trillion Roubles for MIC and another 3 trillion is planning to be raised from private investement.

    GarryB
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Posts: 12616
    Points: 13298
    Join date: 2010-03-30
    Location: New Zealand

    Re: Russia's Arms Export Level ($ billions)

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:57 am

    The Russian military is largely going to fully reequip its forces over the next 15-20 years so all this spending on new stuff should result in the makers of the equipment being both busy and keeping up to date with new technologies... if they don't invest some of that back into their own products then I don't think the Russian government should subsidise them.

    Equally external countries can often fund development too like with the Pantsir-S1 paid for by the UAE.


    _________________
    “The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.”

    ― Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    dino00
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Posts: 119
    Points: 163
    Join date: 2012-10-12
    Location: portugal

    Russia Signs Record $17.6 Bln in Arms Contracts in 2012

    Post  dino00 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:45 pm

    MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Russia signed a total of 1,309 arms contracts with 65 countries worth $17.6 billion in 2012, the head of state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin said on Wednesday.
    This is 150 percent more than in 2011 in terms of monetary value, he said.
    During his comprehensive news conference, Isaikin provided details on Russia’s cooperation in the defense and technology sector with Syria, India, China, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries.

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130213/179446381.html

      Current date/time is Tue May 26, 2015 5:29 pm