Malaysia looks to jointly develop military hardware with Russia

A Sukhoi-35 fighter.

A Sukhoi-35 fighter.

Marina Lystseva/TASS
Defense Minister speaks of long-standing defense ties.

Malaysia would like to jointly develop military hardware with Russia, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein told Sputnik News on April 17.

"Russia has a long history of cooperation with Malaysia. We have Russian MiG and Sukhoi fighter jets,” Hussein said, according to the report. “But I think we have to look to the future, to a new era of military-technical cooperation with Russia.”

A Rostec delegation is attending the 15th Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference on April 18-21 in Kuala Lumpur, according to the report. The delegation plans to promote the Mi-171Sh helicopter, the T-90MS tank, the BTR-82A armored vehicle, and the Pantsir-S1 air defense systems. 

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