The Redfish Trading Company sells and promise ‘immediate deliver’ warplanes and other military hardware of Soviet, Eastern European and French production.
The American Redfish Trading Company, which is actively advancing in the field of sale of military hardware and weapons, manufactured in the Soviet Union, put up for sale a number of former Soviet military warplanes on its Facebook page. The company is allegedly incorporated in a private house in San Antonio, Texas.
The Redfish Trading Company intends to sell and ‘immediate deliver’ seven MiG-29 fighter jets, five Su-27 fighter aircraft, one Su-25 aircraft, and 22 Su-17 fighter-bombers. Judging by the attached photos, the company is going to sell airplanes, which were a part of the Air Force of Uzbekistan.
According to advertisements, previously published on Facebook, the Redfish expressed its readiness to ‘immediately’ deliver air defense systems (illustrated with a photo of a machine with the B-601 rockets of the S-125M anti-aircraft weapon system of the Peruvian Air Force), four new Mi-171E helicopters (already have been seen on the market), the repaired Mi-24 combat helicopters, 15 former German MBB (Eurocopter) Bo-105P anti-tank helicopters, the AK-47 automatic weapons (from the Romanian Army), the AK-74M assault rifles, the AK-74 and AK-104 rifles (the latter are new, just from a plant in Russia), 100 Kord 12.7-mm machine guns, produced in Russia in 2016-2017, 50 Croatian RAK 128-mm multiple artillery rocket systems, missiles for the BM-21 Grad 122-mm multiple artillery rocket systems (in the amount of 1000 pieces per month), artillery tubes for the 2A46 and 2A46M 125-mm tank guns, the ZPU-2, ZPU-4, RPG-2, RPG-7 14.5-mm anti-aircraft guns, mortars, various ammunition for light weapons and grenade launchers, as well as mortar cartridges, produced in the Soviet Union.
A separate list includes 22 T-72M1 tanks (after repair), 18 T-72A tanks (with explosive-reactive armor), 120 T-72A tanks (after repair), 35 T-55 tanks (after repair), 20 BMP-1 infantry combat vehicles and 100 BRDM-2 armored personnel carriers.
In November 2016, the Redfish Trading Company placed an ad on sell of four Mi-24V and two Mi-24D helicopters, 15 Su-25 jet aircraft (after repair), and eight ‘new’ Su-25K and Su-25UBK warplanes. According to the published photos, the helicopters and ‘repaired’ Su-25s were offered from the Bulgarian Air Force’s storage, while the ‘new’ Su-25Ks and Su-25UBKs were presumed to be taken from the Georgian Air Force.
In 2016, the Redfish Trading Company also offered for sale the Buk-MB anti-aircraft weapon systems (Belarusian upgraded version of the Buk) and even “more than 100” T-72 tanks, supposedly upgraded to the level of the T-72B3. The catalogue of offerings on the company’s website is closed for the most part, but its open part includes armored vehicles of Soviet, Eastern European and French production, as well as the Georgian Lazika and Didgori armored vehicles.
One interesting fact that we should note is photos of joint celebration of anniversaries with heads of the Ukrainian Ukroboronprom State Company, published on the Redfish Trading Company’s page on Facebook.
The company claims that it has all the relevant permissions of the US State Department on export of such products.
The post is based on this artilcle by BMPD blog