Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Officially Confirms S-400 Agreement With Saudi Arabia

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Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Officially Confirms S-400 Agreement With Saudi Arabia

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A spokesman for the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has officially confirmed that Moscow and Riyadh reached an agreement over S-400 air defense systems supplies to Saudi Arabia.

Maria Vorobyova announced on October 9 that Russia will supply Saudi Arabia with S-400 air defense systems, Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems, TOS-1A heavy flamethrower systems, AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles under the reached agreement.

“We reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia for the supply of S-400 air defense systems, Kornet-EM anti-tank missiles, TOS-1A systems, automatic AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles,” Vorobiyva said, according to the Russian state-run media Sputniknews.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Russia and held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. First reports about the alleged S-400 systems deal betwen Russia and Saudi Arabia arrived amid the visit.

At the same time, the US Department of State approved the possible $15 billion sale of THAAD anti-missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia, the move linked by some experts with the Russian-Saudi agreement.

On September 12, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey had signed an agreement with Moscow to buy S-400 air defense systems and had even made an advance payment.

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