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Russia to export anti-tank missile systems to Malaysia
Published:  Oct 4, 2001 10:07 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2008 10:21 AM

(AFP) Russia will export its anti-tank missile systems to Malaysia under the terms of a recent deal, a spokesman for Russia's arms trader Rosoboronexport said.

"Russia is prepared not only to export those complexes to Malaysia, but also launch a joint or licensed production in that country," which has become one of Russia's leading partners in trading arms, said the spokesman, according to the Interfax news agency.

The partnership dates back to 1994, when Russia sold its MiG-29 fighter jets, the spokesman said, adding that last year, Malaysia held field tests for Russia's state-of-the-art T-90S battle tanks.

The latest deal was concluded ahead of an air and naval arms show which opens in Langkawi next week.

Russia plans to display its Sukhoi fighters, including the Su-27SK fighter jet, the Su-30MK multi-purpose fighter and the Su-33 carrier-type fighter, as well as its celebrated MiG fighters.

The Russian exhibition will also feature missile complexes, high-speed patrol boats, missile boats, hovercraft and submarines.