Saudi Arabia Set To buy S-400 Air Defense Systems From Russia

Saudi Arabia Set To buy S-400 Air Defense Systems From Russia.



Saudi Arabia: is set to buy S-400 air defense systems, Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers from Russia during King Salman’s landmark visit to Moscow, (on thursday).

These agreements are “expected to play a pivotal role in the growth and development of the military and military systems industry in Saudi Arabia,” (SAMI) said in a statement.

The agreement was announced as King Salman, who is on the first official trip to Russia by a Saudi monarch, and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks at the Kremlin.

The two countries also agreed on the production in Saudi Arabia of the Kalashnikov automatic rifle and its ammunition as well as educational and training programs for Saudi nationals.

“The memorandum of understanding includes the transfer of technology for the local production” of the Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems, advanced multiple rocket launchers and automatic grenade launchers.

“These agreements are expected to have tangible economic contributions and create hundreds of direct jobs,” the company said.



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