Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Saudi Arabia to procure S-400 and several armament systems from Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia to procure S-400 and several armament systems from Russian Federation

Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation spokeswoman Maria Vorobyova said that Moscow and Riyadh reached agreements on the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems, TOS-1A "Buratino" heavy flame systems, AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles.

The Financial Times reported last month that initial bases were planned in London, Berlin, Moscow and Paris, with other potential destinations in the future to include Beijing, Tokyo and Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin Saudi Arabia's chief executive, Alan Chinoda, said that the arms deal brokered during the US President Donald Trump's visit last May to the oil-kingdom encompasses the settings of a Saudi-US partnership and encourages the exchange of intelligence.

The message of further joint Saudi-Russia action on output helped push up oil prices on Thursday.

The presence of Russian Federation in the Middle East will contribute to the creation of the balance of power and resolve complex issues in the region, Zahir al Harithi, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council, told Sputnik Monday.

Initially, parts of the helicopters will be transferred mostly from the United States and delivered to Saudi military forces, while the final assembly will take place within the joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

"We see a commitment to strengthening relations with Russian Federation at both political and civil society levels".

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia's state company Rosoboronexport for procurement of several armament systems.

No details about the two deals were disclosed.

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