Niger Wants To Buy Russian Helicopters, Grenade Launchers - Defense Cooperation Chief

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Niger Wants to Buy Russian Helicopters, Grenade Launchers - Defense Cooperation Chief

Niger is interested in purchasing Russian helicopters and firearms including grenade launchers, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev said in an interview with Sputnik.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 20th August, 2018) Niger is interested in purchasing Russian helicopters and firearms including grenade launchers, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev said in an interview with Sputnik.

The agreement on defense industry cooperation between Russia and Niger was signed during the Army-2017 military forum in Russia.

"A significant work on implementation of the agreements on supplies of Russian helicopters has been carried out. Discussion of issues related to aviation and purchasing firearms including grenade launchers is on the agenda today," Shugaev said.

He pointed out that more time was needed to fulfill the existing plans in the sphere of defense industry cooperation.

"We are actively cooperating with our partners and I am sure that we will achieve good results," Shugaev added.

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