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African countries signed $ 1.5 billion arms contracts with Russia

Africa defense military
Russia in 2020 signed arms contracts with African countries for $ 1.5 billion, said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.

“Over $ 1.5 billion. We signed contracts with more than 10 African countries during 2020. We received an advance payment and started to execute it, ”he told reporters during the IDEX-2021 international arms exhibition.

Earlier this exhibition hosted the first foreign presentation of the Russian T-14 "Armata" tank. The tank is capable of performing many combat missions without the direct participation of the crew thanks to the latest electronics.

Later, Mikheev said that at least six foreign countries expressed their desire to purchase the latest Russian tank. According to him, the countries view the Armata as the main battle tank for their Armed Forces.