December 19, 2017 – FRN –
Foreign customers are ‘in line’ for the purchase of Russian ships after the demonstrated combat use of such ships in Syria, said the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov.
After the Syrian campaign, “absolutely everybody got in line. After demonstrating the effectiveness of the technology, everybody realized that these are not jokes,” Rakhmanov said.
“Our traditional partners, those with a certain degree of skepticism related to what we are able to do, moved from general discussions to contracts, the purchase of weapons” added Rakhmanov.
Russia began its military operation against international terrorists in Syria on September 30, 2015. A week later, Russian Navy ships took part in the operations for the first time.
The rocket ships “Dagestan”, “Grad Sviyazhsk”, “Great Ustyug” and “Uglich” used cruise missiles, producing 26 starts from the water of the Caspian Sea. From the Mediterranean Sea, the launch of the cruise missiles Caliber followed on December 8, 2015, from the diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don. Missile launches against international terrorists were repeatedly performed by other surface and submarine ships of the Russian Navy.
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