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Defense News - Syria

 
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 03:09 PM
 
Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria.

Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria in addition to those established by the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “We will meticulously honor all resolutions by the UN Security Council,” he said.

     
Russia will not impose limitations on arms deliveries to Syria in addition to those established by the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. “We will meticulously honor all resolutions by the UN Security Council,” he said.
In 2006, Syria has ordered 36 Russian-made air defense missile system Pantsyr-S1 with delivery between 2008 - 2011.
     

“If there are no limitations [by the UN] we will not impose additional limitations as we believe that it is important to have the reputation as a stable arms supplier.”

Russia previously said that it sold arms to Syria in accordance with existing contracts but these deliveries were not in contravention of any international agreements. Moscow also said the weapons were not being used against civilians. Russia supplies Syria with a variety of weapons including anti-ship and air-defense missiles, armored vehicles and aircraft.

Western nations and Israel have accused the Syrian authorities of violently suppressing the year-long protests taking place in the country against Assad's rule. He in turn has accused the West of supporting the protesters, who he says are al-Qaeda linked militants and army defectors.

More than 9,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad last March, according to the UN.

From 2009 - 2011, Syria has ordered russian military equipments including:

- (36) 96K9 Pantsyr-S1 Mobile AD system
- (700) 9M311/SA-19 Grison SAM
- (8) 9K40 Buk/SA-17 SAM
- (160) 9M317/SA-17 Grizzly SAM
- (2) K-300P Bastion-P Coast defence system
- (24) MiG-29SMT/Fulcrum FGA aircraft (2007) MiG-29M2 version
- (2) MiG-31M/Foxhound-B Fighter aircraft (2007) Ex-Russian; modernized before delivery; possibly reconnaissance version (not incl 2 more for spares); status uncertain
- (72) Yakhont/SS-N-26 Anti-ship missile 2007 2010-2011 (72) Bastion (SS-C-5) coastal defence version
- Igla/SA-18 Grouse Portable SAM 2008
- (87) Kh-31A1/AS-17 Anti-ship missile (2009) 2009-2010 87 Incl Kh-31P anti-radar version
- Kh-35 Uran/SS-N-25 Anti-ship missile (2009) For MiG-29 combat aircraft
- (200) R-73/AA-11 Archer SRAAM (2010) For MiG-29 combat aircraft
- (100) RVV-AE/AA-12 Adder BVRAAM (2010) For MiG-29 combat aircraft
- (36) Yak-130 Trainer/combat ac 2011 $550 m deal

 

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