MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Russia signed a total of 1,309 arms contracts with 65 countries worth $17.6 billion in 2012, the head of state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin said on Wednesday.
This is 150 percent more than in 2011 in terms of monetary value, he said.
During his comprehensive news conference, Isaikin provided details on Russia’s cooperation in the defense and technology sector with Syria, India, China, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries.
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The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.