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Russia Signs S-400 Missiles Deal With Saudi Arabia

09.10.2017 15:12

Russia has agreed to supply Saudi Arabia with a range of sophisticated modern weapons including S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Monday.

"An agreement has been reached with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the supply of S-400 air defence systems", spokeswoman Maria Vorobyova said.

According to her, Russia will also supply Saudi Arabia with Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems, Buratino TOS-1 heavy flame-thrower systems, AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers and Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles.

During the visit of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Russia last week deals worth at least $2,1 billion were signed, according to a Kremlin statement.

Russia's Rosoboronexport state arms exporter and the Saudi Military Industries Corporation signed a contract for the licensed production of Kalashnikov AK-103 and cartridges in Saudi Arabia, as well as a memorandum on the purchase of Russian military products and localization of their production.

It's important to remember, the S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

Last month Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems.