Libya is going to export the "Gators" of Arseniev, now the fate of the contract is in question
VLADIVOSTOK. February 28. VOSTOK-MEDIA - ironic, but true. A revolution in Libya and the introduction of the arms embargo regime of Muammar Gaddafi will have an impact on the Primorye region. In particular, the possible deliveries in North African party combat helicopters Ka-52, the issue of which carries only Arseniev Aircraft Company Progress.
UN Security Council imposed sanctions against the country could significantly affect the volume of Russian arms exports, said one of the Russian media military-diplomatic source in Moscow. Among the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Libya is one of the biggest buyers of Russian weapons. To date, the country signed contracts in the PTS for about $ 2 billion in addition, in the final stage is the work on the preparation of contracts for the supply of Tripoli, aircraft and air defense systems. Their total cost is about $ 1.8 billion
The source recalled that a large package of arms contracts worth € 1,3 billion was signed in January last year during a visit to Moscow by Secretary of Defense Libya Younis Jaber. Libya, in particular, has purchased a large quantity of small arms, six combat trainer Yak-130, and various armored vehicles, as well as spare parts for previously delivered weapons.