The order book of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for the purchase of Russian equipment over the past year has doubled, reaching $ 492 million as of January 1, 2012

This was announced by the first deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin at a meeting on Monday. The meeting on military-technical cooperation was held by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports.

"The portfolio of orders in this area also doubled compared with 2010 and amounted to $ 492 million as of January 1, 2012," the first deputy director of the department said. According to him, the supply of Russian weapons to the CSTO states last year also increased in two times, up to a volume of $ 80 million. Among the major deliveries in the main areas of armaments, he noted the S-300PMU2 Favorit anti-aircraft missile systems, Mi-17-1B family helicopters, Su-30MKI aircraft, training aircraft Yak-130, anti-aircraft missile systems "Pantsir-S1", new T-90 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, Smerch multiple rocket launchers, Gepard patrol ships. Fomin recalled that overall Russian arms exports grew by 26% in 2011 to 13, 2 billion dollars.

"The subjects of military-technical cooperation received foreign exchange earnings in the amount of $ 11 billion," he said. The main volume of deliveries fell to India, whose share in Russian exports of military products amounted to $ 3.3 billion, or 25% of the total supply. The representative of the FSMTC also said that last year the Russian Federation maintained MTC contacts with 81 states. "New countries and new markets have appeared. Deliveries of Russian military products directly to 65 countries of the world have been supplied," he said. The CSTO includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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