China will try to sell its weapons to the Arabs instead of Russian


The Middle East and Africa are increasingly moving to the Chinese military machinerywrites the website Middle East Eye. Including due to the possible refusal of Russian orders from a number of Arab countries. However, there are obvious difficulties in the way of the Chinese.


The publication believes that involvement in the conflict with Ukraine may prevent Russian arms suppliers from fulfilling all export orders. As a result, they can turn to alternatives offered by the Chinese, among others.

But for countries that buy Russian equipment, such as Egypt or Algeria, switching to Chinese equipment can only pose difficulties, since it will require retraining and new integration with these platforms.

Algeria, for example, has been a major importer of Russian military equipment for decades, and is therefore likely to feel the impact of supply chain problems much more acutely than other Arab countries. But this does not mean that he will turn to Beijing for military equipment.

Algeria may be willing to buy some Chinese hardware if it encounters disruptions from Russia, but even then it will not rush due to obstacles related to its integration of Chinese components into its own armed forces.

Ryan Bol, an expert on the Middle East and North Africa, suggested.

The expert suggests that China most likely wants to coax the Arabian monarchies of the Persian Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, into buying their high-quality weapons, since these states have huge financial resources and seek to diversify their military arsenals. But here, too, Beijing should expect a significant difference between expectation and harsh reality.

China's strength is that it offers the supply of its weapons without additional political conditions. In addition, he can sell weapons that the West is not ready to share. We are talking, for example, about combat drones.

China also sold ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia back in the XNUMXs. Later, Qatar also received similar systems in its armed forces.

Middle East Eye suggests that Chinese systems have their weaknesses. In particular, we are talking about the "deficiency of trust". American, European, Russian and even Turkish systems have been tested in various conflicts. This cannot yet be said about Chinese complex systems.
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  1. hello Offline hello
    hello (LEO St) 25 July 2022 17: 55
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    The Third World has always been an important market for our sales - after all, we have always been ridiculed and despised.
  2. Magmax Offline Magmax
    Magmax (magmax) 25 July 2022 21: 05
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    Chinese weapons are not as good as the Russian.
    1. hello Offline hello
      hello (LEO St) 25 July 2022 21: 14
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      Apparently, you have not noticed that the best-selling Chinese weapon in the Middle East is a drone.
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 July 2022 22: 16
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    On sites near the war, they have long been writing and citing data that China is confidently reaching the forefront in sales.
    While any simple, but confidently mastering advanced technology.
    And with drones it will definitely make a breakthrough ..
  4. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 25 July 2022 22: 28
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    with the successful completion of its own and potential visual advertising of Russian weapons against weapons of the West, many buyers will be able to decide what and where to buy
    the battlefield is the best test for weapons, many types of Russian weapons will be upgraded to new conditions after the war
    no matter how cynical this war may sound, the best advertisement for our weapons
    1. hello Offline hello
      hello (LEO St) 26 July 2022 04: 11
      +1
      The Russians have lost several political battles. The West in the early days convinced the comedian to set up a government-in-exile in Poland. And later, because of Russia's bad results, it decided to arm Ukraine.

      The "special war" of the Ukrainians on Twitter also succeeded in destroying the honor of the Su34 and Su35. And now people are saying that the Russians are fighting like World War I, not modern warfare.
      1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
        Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 26 July 2022 07: 49
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        maybe one caramelkin is enough with a condom to smack the Ukrainian truth on the entire Internet, where are you going with a pig snout, the winners are your mother
        learn to play the piano with a bolt, maybe it will help you survive in the west for the first time, time is ticking louder for you in the former USSR
        1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
          Yuri V.A (Yuri) 27 July 2022 09: 06
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          Upon successful completion of the operation, it is clear that it will be better to buy weapons, just explain when the successful operation will begin?