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Russia hopes to continue armored vehicles supplies to Malaysia

April 14, 2014, 16:08 UTC+3 KUALA-LUMPUR
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport has expressed hope that an agreement on industrial cooperation will be signed with one of Malaysia’s companies at the Defense Services Asia 2014 (DSA) exhibition.

“All details will be available after an agreement has been signed. The main tendency now is towards close cooperation and different offset arrangements,” Rosoboronexport special programs director Nikolai Dimidyuk told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

Russia also hopes to resume discussions on supplies of main battle tanks to Malayasia soon, he said.

Two years ago Malaysia showed interest in the modernized T-90C tank’s combat capabilities, Dimidyuk said.

“This is a new tank and its combat capabilities - fire power, protection and mobility - exceed those of the mass-produced T-90C tank. Unfortunately, these contacts did not go any further,” he said.

“We’re sure that Russia’s armored vehicles meet Malaysia’s needs in full. That is why we’re hoping to resume discussions on this issue,” Dimidyuk said.

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