17 April 2012
Kornet E anti tank missile (photo : network54)
Malaysia is close to a contract with Russia on the delivery of Kornet anti-tank missile systems, Igla portable anti-aircraft missiles and is also negotiating a deal on Russian guided missile and patrol boats, Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday.
Rosoboronexport deputy chief Viktor Komardin said Russia is ready to sell Malaysia a license to build Molniya-class guided missile boats and Mirazh-class patrol boats.
Igla SAM is currently operated by ATM (photo : green n black screen)
“Malaysia is interested in our Molniya and Mirazh boats,” he said.
“This refers to their construction under license at local shipyards as shipbuilding in Malaysia is well developed.”