What military equipment did Russia sell last year, and who to – Over the past few years, Moscow has produced more than 630 Su-30 frontline fighters, both for the Russian Air Force and for the armies of Algeria, Armenia, China, and India.
Algeria, a long-time major customer, imported 66% of its arms from Russia in 2014-18.
The largest fleet of Su-30 aircraft (over 300) went to India. In addition, 41 MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighter aircraft are in service with New Delhi. The Indians liked the machine so much that the two countries are negotiating the expedited delivery of a further 21 fighters for an undisclosed price.
At the same time, Moscow is in talks to supply new "4++ generation" Su-35 fighters to China, Egypt, the UAE, and Turkey.
Turkey was the first NATO member country to build close military and technical ties with Moscow. Moreover, Ankara was very nearly Moscow’s number one customer last year. Turkey (a NATO member and a key buyer of US weapons) became one of the first recipients of the S-400 Triumf air defense system in 2019, purchasing four batteries worth about $2.5 billion.
Each battery comprises four launchers each with four missiles. So one battery contains a total of 16 anti-missiles capable of shooting down fifth-generation fighters and cruise missiles at a range of 200 km.
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