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Russia Cancels Azerbaijan Sale

Russia Cancels Azerbaijan Sale December 10, 2018

Russian newspaper Kommersant announced cancellation of Russia's arms trade with Azerbaijan. Russia has stepped-back from sale of anti-ship systems to be procured to Azerbaijan.

Decision for the sale of Bal-E and 3M24s, which the Baku administration decided to procure in a small amount, is cancelled. Systems that have not yet signed contracts for their procurement are used in anti-ship missions. It is stated that Russia took the decision because it could be a threat to the Russian ships in the Caspian Sea.

3K60 Bal systems, which have fire control systems and radar units, serve as a coastal ship defence system. Missiles can carry 145 kilograms of high-explosive warheads can be effective in 130 kilometres range.

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