25.Jun .2021 00:00

$250-300 M Worth of Belarusian Military Products Exported to Russia Annually

$250-300 M Worth of Belarusian Military Products Exported to Russia Annually
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Belarus exports $250-300 million worth of military products to Russia every year. Chairman of the State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus Dmitry Pantus said.
 
According to the source, while Belarusian defense enterprises ship about $250-300 million worth of products to Russia every year, they do not participate in Russian defense contracts on quite equal terms. “However, a rather broad range of parts, components, and means of mobility are shipped to Russian defense enterprises. I hope the product range will grow larger,” Dmitry Pantus said, BELTA reports. 
 
The official went on saying: “We are open to cooperation. Besides, within the framework of MILEX (international defense technology expo) 2021 the Belarusian Defense Ministry intends to sign contracts on selling products.”
 
“We will try to coordinate our work on the market, including work on third-country markets, with Russia. We modernize aircraft, aviation products of Soviet make and of contemporary Russian make, this is why we try to coordinate these actions and work together. This interaction will continue taking into account the pressure of the collective West on Belarus and Russia,” the official stressed.

“We are historically brothers and have always been the closest ones. This work will continue particularly in matters concerning the defense industry,” Dmitry Pantus stated.

The official also reminded that Baranovichi-based 558 Aircraft Repair Plant had overhauled a number of MiG-29 aircraft over the course of one year. “We've implemented this project together with our Russian partners. We shipped four aircraft in spring. These aircraft were officially handed over to the Armed Forces of Serbia and their flight trials were arranged. We received a glowing report from the Serbian side,” he stated.

Apart from that, eight Su-25 aircraft have been repaired and upgraded for Bulgaria. “Our work has been highly appreciated,” the head of the State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus said.