DATELINE: MANAMA (Bahrain) Jan 21
Russia is hoping to sign contracts with Bahrain for the supply of military equipment and the creation of service centers, Rosoboronexport Director Anatoly Isaikin said.
“We have been conducting negotiations with the Bahraini Defense Ministry since 1992. Our partners are expressing an interest in Russian weapons systems, including aircraft equipment, firearms, primarily Kalashnikov rifles, special equipment, and radio electronic devices,” Isaikin said,
Isaikin said that no contracts have been signed yet. “Negotiations are continuing. We are expecting a delegation from Bahrain. We will show their specialists a number of Russian enterprises and I think specific proposals will finally be made,” he said.
At the air show, which is currently being conducted in Bahrain, Russia will make “a comprehensive offer to Bahrain not only on weapons, but also on the creation of service centers of the territory of Bahrain.”
At the air show held in Manama, Russia is displaying its Su-27SKM plane, which will make demonstration flights, and is conducting presentations of many other types of equipment.