Tuesday 13 December 2016 - 04:32

Russia offers most advanced anti-terror tech to world: Putin

Story Code : 591220
Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 8, 2016.
"We are prepared to offer our customers the most advanced anti-terrorist means, including combat planes, air defense systems, multiple-launch rocket systems and armored vehicles," said Putin during a meeting of the Commission for Russia’s Military-Technical Cooperation with Foreign States on Monday.   
While stressing that Russia contributes significantly to the battle against international terrorism, Putin noted that an ever-increasing number of countries around the globe are dealing with the threat of terrorism.
He went on to note that terrorists around the world have formed large armed groups of well trained experts and Western-made arms.      
Putin added that Russia “confidently ranks second in the world” on the weapons market, being “ahead of France, Germany and the UK,” adding that Moscow's arms export portfolio is currently over $50 billion, with 100 foreign countries among Russia’s partners.
He noted that in 2015 Russia sold arms and munitions to some 58 foreign countries.
“At the same time we [Russia] act in traditionally tough competitive conditions and sometimes even face misbehavior by some partners," he said.