Speaking at the opening of an annual arms show outside Moscow that caters to foreign customers, Putin said that Russia’s arms exports play an important role in the development of a "multipolar word.”
The United States, like most countries, has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the democratic island with the means to defend itself. China, which claims the democratically-ruled island as its own territory, routinely denounces US arms sales to Taiwan.
From building apartments for new employees to offering retired workers free canteen meals to share their expertise, Central Europe’s arms manufacturers are scrambling for new ways to cope with the biggest boom since the end of the Cold War. Facing some of the tightest labour markets in Europe, weapons makers in Poland and the Czech
US intelligence officials believe that the Russians could look to purchase additional North Korean military equipment in the future. The intelligence finding was first reported by “The New York Times”.
Putin travelled to India with Russia's defence and foreign ministers in a visit that saw the two countries reinforce their ties with a military and technical cooperation pact until 2031 and a pledge to boost annual trade to $30 billion by 2025. Both the leaders also discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Tawazun Council signed 11 deals, worth Dhs2.2b, with local and international companies on behalf of the Ministry of Defence on the fifth and final day of the International Defence Exhibition.
Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly and controversial programme. But the government reversed course under pressure from local residents concerned about the risks posed by a missile defence system in their backyard.