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.


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