Not a bluff, Russia intends to sell the S-400 to Saudi Arabia
MOSCOW, ($1=71.56 Russian Rubles) – Deliveries of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Saudi Arabia are possible, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. “This issue has been discussed, and the chances of fulfilling such an agreement remain,” said Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, Almaz-Antey’s deputy director-general for foreign economic affairs, in an interview with an Interfax reporter.
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“It is reported that Saudi Arabia could become another buyer of the Russian S-400? How realistic are the chances of signing a contract with this country?” was the question of the Interfax journalist. “It was not a bluff, contacts were made, the issue was discussed. There is always a chance. How real it is – time will tell. In the East, there is a good saying: He who lives, sees. Wait and see,” replied Vyacheslav Dzirkaln.
During the interview, it was confirmed that Russia is fulfilling its obligations to supply S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to India and that training operations are currently underway for the Indian military. “At the final stage, we are fulfilling our contractual obligations. I can assure you that they will be fulfilled. In terms of training. For the first time, we trained a large group of foreign specialists in a specially created center at the concern. I would like to note the level of training, as well as the exceptional interest of Indian specialists in the study of complex, new technologies,” added the senior executive.
The answers also confirm the opinion of military experts of BulgarianMilitary.com that India can bring its S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems into full combat readiness immediately after the end of the training. “Indian professionals are ready for this. I want to emphasize once again: the level of their knowledge and attitude towards learning evokes respect,” Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said.
BulgarianMilitary.com reminds you that on March 12 this year, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC of Russia) Dmitry Shugaev said that Saudi Arabia could buy Russian air defense systems to repel drone attacks. existing weapons made in the United States cannot cope.
“In recent months, various sites have been attacked more and more often. And recently, very recently a port for oil exports was opened. They are thinking about it seriously,” Shugaev said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel. According to him, Saudi Arabia “could potentially buy S-400”, as well as the “Pantsir” complexes.
In 2017, several Russian officials said that Russia and Saudi Arabia had signed documents for the supply of S-400 systems.
In February 2019, Russia’s FSMTC announced that Moscow and Riyadh were discussing the terms for activating the S-400 agreement.
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