Who buys Russian weapons?

During its 15 years of existence Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state intermediary agency for defense-related products, has supplied Russian military and dual-use objects to 116 countries to the tune of more than $115 billion.
Who buys Russian weapons?


Today, Russian companies' total order backlog in the sphere of military and technical cooperation with foreign countries exceeds $50 billion, Rosoboronexport's CEO Anatoly Isaikin told journalists in late October 2015.

He also said that when the company was founded in 2000, the bulk of the export of Russian military equipment went to only two countries – India and China.

As of today, the company cooperates with 70 countries, while Russia exports more than $13 billion of weapons per year, with only the United States ahead in this regard ($17 billion).

This portfolio will help Russia to hold onto second place in global arms exports with a market share of 27 percent (only the United States has more – 29 percent) over the next 5-7 years, Isaikin said.

How Russian arms exports developed, who its main consumers are, what military equipment is most in demand abroad and what military products Rosoboronexport will supply in the coming years are explored in the following RIR infographics.

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