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24 Aug 2020

Belarus signs contracts to buy APCs, multirole helicopters from Russia

Belarus signs contracts to buy APCs, multirole helicopters from Russia
A Mi-35M helicopter. Photo courtesy of vitalykuzmin.net

MINSK, 24 August (BelTA) – A delegation of the Belarusian army led by Deputy Defense Minister for Armament, Major-General Sergei Simonenko was made familiar with cutting-edge defense products during the international military technology forum Army 2020. The delegation also met with top officials of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia and representatives of Russian defense companies, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry’s Telegram channel.

A number of contracts on deliveries, repair, and maintenance of military products for the benefit of the Belarusian army were signed on the sidelines of the forum as a result of the work that has been done in the last 12 months. The contracts envisage the delivery of two battalion sets of armored personnel carriers (APC) BTR-82A made by PAO Arzamas Machine-Building Plant and the first batch of Mi-35M helicopters.

The delegation also signed a plan on interaction with OAO Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation in 2021-2025. The plan provides for the acquisition of modern air defense systems in the period till 2025.

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