Asia-Pacific Region Takes Lions Share of Russian Arms Sales
- RIA Novosti
- Nov. 04 2013 18:49
- Last edited 18:49
About half of all Russia's military hardware exports are sent to Asian and Pacific region countries, Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport said Monday.
Russia is looking to expand its arms exports into nontraditional markets, Viktor Brakunov, a senior Rosoboronexport executive told journalists ahead of a large international arms market in Bangkok.
"Almost half of Russian military technology and arms exports arrive in South East Asia or the Asia-Pacific region," he said.
One of the world's largest exporters of arms, Russia last year sold about $15.7 billion of military equipment. India is one of the top buyers of Russian arms, with Vietnam, Myanmar and Middle Eastern nations also leading customers.