Rabu, 18 April 2012

Malaysia in Talks with Russia on SAM, AT Missiles, Gunboats

17 April 2012

Kornet E anti tank missile (photo : network54)

Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of Kornet anti-tank missile systems, Igla portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday.

Rosoboronexport deputy chief Viktor Komardin said Russia is ready to sell Malaysia a license to build Molniya-class guided missile boats and Mirazh-class patrol boats.

Igla SAM is currently operated by ATM (photo : green n black screen)
“Malaysia is interested in our Molniya and Mirazh boats,” he said.

“This refers to their construction under license at local shipyards as shipbuilding in Malaysia is well developed.”

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