This year, the Russian equity index in the global supply is expected to peak from the last eight years.
Russia will retain its position among arms exporters, despite the increasing competition in the global market. This was announced by Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Igor Korotchenko.
By the volume of conventional arms exports in 2013 Russia ranked second with 13.4 billion dollars.
“In the years 2013-2016, Russia will retain the existing breakaway from his pursuers,” RIA Novosti quotes Igor Korotchenko.
Maintaining of deliveries in 2013-2016 years at the current level is provided for in the development strategy of “Rosoboronexport” until 2020.
World exports / imports of conventional weapons in 2013, according to the TSAMTO appraisal will be not less than 65.98 billion dollars. Igor Korotchenko drew attention to the fact that this is the highest result since the end of the era of the “cold war”. TSAMTO Director added that in 2013 Russian equity index in the global supply will peak from 2005 and will be 20.29 %.
If we talk about the segment of the armors, the lead in terms of sales in 2013-2016 will be taken by armored vehicles – 12.680 billion dollars, accounting for 46.5% of the total projected sales of armors in 2013-2016. From year to year the armored vehicles exports (subject initially claimed to delivery schedules and implementation of licensed programs) are projected as follows: 2.775 billion dollars in 2013, 2.62 billion dollars in 2014, 3.278 billion dollars in 2015 and 4.007 billion dollars in 2016.
Second place in this segment by the cost of supplies in 2013-2016 will be occupied by main battle tanks (MBT) – 10.291 billion dollars (37.76 % in the overall balance of armor supply. From year to year the exports in this category are projected as follows: 2.896 billion dollars in 2013, 2.949 billion dollars in 2014, 2.194 billion dollars in 2015 and 2.251 billion dollars in 2016.
The third place is occupied by armored cars – 4.280 billion dollars in 2013-2016. (15.7% in the overall balance of armor supply). From year to year the armored cars exports are projected as follows: 1.66 billion dollars in 2013, 1.225 billion dollars in 2014, 825 million dollars in 2015 and 569 million dollars in 2016.
Rostec is working to expand the geography of supplies. For example, in 2013, relations were established with the Republic of Fiji. The expansion of geography of supply means also the restoration of relations with partners after a long break. Especially it concerns the African countries. During the last year the military- technical cooperation was resumed with Botswana, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.