Ukrainian observer: Russia is losing the competition in the global arms market

Over the past six years, the volume of Russian arms exports has decreased threefold. Russia is losing the competition for the global arms market, sanctions are working, and the "aggressor" is losing money that he could have spent on the war against Ukraine. This was reported on the Ukrainian portal Defense Express by the observer Ivan Kirichevsky, citing data from the Russian Center for Strategy Analysis and of technologies (CAST) "AST - Center" and the American "research corporation" RAND.

For the Kremlin, the export of weapons is something like a fetish, which must solve at once a whole range of "internal" and "external" tasks, such as: building up "non-resource exports" or consolidating the "spheres of influence" of the Russian Federation with the help of some kind of force

- argues the author.

Therefore, the White House, as part of the American strategy to contain the Kremlin, uses the "sanctions hammer", including against the export of Russian weapons. At the same time, the United States uses various instruments and "schemes of influence" from the sanctions package of the CAATSA law to undermine the Russian Federation's positions on the world arms market, which, for convenience of presentation, can be divided into three options (formats).

The first one can be conditionally called "Turkish" - this is the format of "general sanctions". The United States tried to prevent Turkey from acquiring S-400 air defense systems by excluding Ankara from the F-35 program and not returning $ 1,4 billion. After that, American restrictions affected the Turkish program for the production and export of T129 attack helicopters. The engines on these rotorcraft are subject to US export controls. So the White House was able to block a contract for the supply of 30 of these helicopters to Pakistan worth $ 1,5 billion.

True, as the Russians note, US sanctions against Turkey bypass projects on UAVs and other systems aimed at containing the Russian Federation in the Black Sea.

- the author specified.

The second option can be conditionally called "Indian". India already started getting ordered S-400s from Moscow, but Washington refrained from sanctions. The motive of the Americans is simple - New Delhi plans to use these air defense systems only against China and Pakistan, so the White House did not want to jeopardize the already concluded and promising contracts for the supply of weapons to India worth up to $ 20 billion.

But at the same time, according to the Russians, it was precisely because of fear of possible sanctions from the United States that India abandoned plans to buy Su-57 fighters. Also, the Russians from the CAST are afraid that the United States may block export contracts for the supply of Indian BrahMos cruise missiles, in which the share of components from the Russian Federation may reach 65%

- added the author.

The third option can be conditionally called "Indonesian", its mechanics demonstrated Jakarta's abandonment of 11 Russian Su-35S fighters.

According to the CAST, the White House conveyed to Indonesia through "diplomatic channels" the thesis about the dishonesty of the Russian Federation as a supplier of weapons, and also outlined the prospects for possible problems in the future.

- noted the author.

According to the author, the United States has been "gaining experience" since 2014. As a result, in 2020 the volume of Russian military exports amounted to about $ 13 billion, while in 2015 it was $ 35 billion.

For us, this means at least the fact that the Russian Federation is significantly losing the "solid income" of the state treasury, due to which the "hybrid war" against Ukraine can be financed.

- summed up the author.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 8 January 2022 18: 01
    Who is talking about what and ho ..., excuse me, forelocks, all about their own - how bad Russia is and how everything is falling apart ... In the mirror they would look what they have left of the defense industry
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 8 January 2022 18: 01
    The author has megalomania in its purest form fool
  3. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 8 January 2022 18: 19
    And that unsold weapons can be "non-hybrid" used against Ukraine - the author excludes?
  4. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 8 January 2022 19: 01
    Ukrainians have a lot of other personal belongings to measure and compare. Only and remains.
  5. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 8 January 2022 20: 17
    The most developed country, the richest, the most, the most ... condemns the failures of its neighbors. And Shaw would not provide assistance to such a whole (supposedly) torn to shreds? Or why all of a sudden all the groans about Russian gas? God, why did you punish them like that?
  6. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 8 January 2022 20: 24
    Here it is generally difficult to find where Russia wins. For how many years has Putin been demanding from Russians to give an annual increase in industrial production above the world average of 3,5%? But in fact, HALF of this. This is a lag in pace. These are all weapons too.
    1. Andrey S Offline Andrey S
      Andrey S (Andrey S) 8 January 2022 22: 39

      But in fact, HALF of this ...

      even, darling, you're making a humpback ...
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  7. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 8 January 2022 20: 35
    The entire review of Ukrainians consists in listing the sanctions against the Russian Federation))
  8. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 8 January 2022 21: 39
    let Ukrainians think better about where and how their Bandera ... experience)
  9. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 10 January 2022 00: 35
    the envy of Ukrainians has no limit)) so they would "worry" about their exports, the Russian Federation, unlike the United States, does not force sanctions to buy bricks, I very much doubt that the Finns, Poles and Swiss voluntarily wanted to buy F35, which has 1500 software errors, which burns out the blades in the engine, whose tail falls off on supersonic, and which has already killed 3 pilots)) it all looks like the tribute that the Finns paid to the bandits, but they did not pay with their own money, but probably took a loan from the EU Central Bank, in the hope that the EU will soon will fall apart and the debts will not have to be paid))
    and you shouldn't worry about the export of the Russian Federation, the weapons of the Russian Federation are superior in performance characteristics and at the same time cheaper, the Russian Federation has focused on civilian exports, over the past 10-15 years technologies have been developed in the Russian Federation that have already begun to give results, the satellite vaccine is an example of Ross sets MC21 and superjet, many helicopters (we are waiting for some Ross engines), world-class Ross combines, tractors, trucks, NPP machines, etc. have been sold for a long time, soon we will see Ross electric cars and electronics from Ross sets, export of services is also growing, 60 billion