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Saudi positions for Russian defence tech

6th October 2017 - 15:44 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed a principal agreement that could lead to a significant arms deal between the two countries, potentially valued at $3 billion. 

In addition, both countries inked an agreement for the licensed production of the Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifle and its ammunition in Saudi Arabia.

This coincided with the visit of Saudi King Salman in Moscow on 4 October and is planned to last for four days.

Ahmed al Khateeb, chairman of the board of directors of state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Alexander Mikheev, director general of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s monopolist arms export agency, signed

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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