Turkmenistan has signed a $70 million contract with Russia to buy six Smerch multi launch rocket systems (MLRS), Russian news agency quoted a business daily as reporting on Tuesday.
Kommersant said that under the contract, the first major military-technical deal with Ashgabat in the past decade, the Smerch manufacturer, OAO Motovilikhinskiye Zavody, will deliver the first two systems before the end of this year and the other four next year.
The agency added the manufacturer said it would also complete deliveries of Smerch systems to India in July under a $300 million contract.
The plant previously supplied 30 Smerch systems to India, worth an estimated $450 million.
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