Russia to Sell $5Billion Worth of Helicopters to Mideast, Africa

184889282Russia’s state arms exporter said Friday that it currently has $5 billion worth of outstanding orders for helicopters with countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The exporter’s overall contract portfolio exceeded $38 billion as of November 1.

A Rosoboronexport representative made the remarks after the close of the bi-annual Dubai Airshow, which has been held with support from the United Arab Emirates since 1989 and is one of the region’s biggest airspace expositions.

This year, 23 Russian organizations – including Rosoboronexport, major aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi and state corporation Rostec – took part in the exhibition, which ran for five days and ended Thursday.

The Russian delegation met for talks with representatives from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Jordan and Algeria.

 

Original article: http://en.ria.ru/

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