Thursday, October 29, 2009
DTN News: Russia Sells Special Purpose Weaponry To NATO According To Rosoboronexport
DTN News: Russia Sells Special Purpose Weaponry To NATO According To Rosoboronexport *Source: DTN News / RIA Novosti (NSI News Source Info) MOSCOW, Russia - October 29, 2009: Russia supplies weaponry and equipment for police and special purpose military units in several NATO countries, state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. "Our main customers are ex-Soviet states, the Middle East, Latin American and African countries, but we also deliver special purpose weaponry and equipment to several NATO countries," said Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, an advisor to Rosoboronexport general director. More than 300 Russian companies, including 23 defense firms, are participating in the Interpolitex 2009 International Exhibition of State Security Technology in Moscow October 27-30. According to Ovchinnikov, foreign clients are mostly interested in weaponry for anti-terrorism police task forces, optical and infrared equipment, means of individual protection and non-lethal weapons. The official said that at least four foreign delegations at the show have expressed interest in purchasing several types of Russian-made equipment. "The negotiations have entered an active phase and this work will continue after the show," Ovchinnikov said. Delegations from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and Ukraine are participating in Interpolitex 2009.