U.S. weapons experts said that China produces a better quality of Russian trade in the cold-induced
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recently, the latest delivery from Russia to China batch of S-300 air defense missiles, the message of concern. However, the U.S. think tank, “Hudson Institute” researcher Richard Wits, April 5 in Japan, “The Diplomat” published on the website of “China’s why the cold Russian-made weapons,” a text that, although the deal not a small amount (Russia, said the total value of more than $ 2.0 billion), but in the long run, trade in the Russian cold by the hot trend is still hard to reverse.
The article said that a new batch of S-300 missile’s arrival will undoubtedly enhance China’s ground air defense forces, but should not be overlooked is that this arms purchase had been finalized as early years in Russia The arsenal, the missile is now not the most advanced products. These facts in line with the usual characteristics of military trade between China and Russia: Russia will not provide first-class neighbor to the East of weapons, and with the upgrading of China R & D capabilities, high prices and mediocre quality of Russian arms will gradually lose its appeal.
order to better illustrate the trend in the evolution of Russian trade, the author refers to Stockholm Peace Research Institute and other organizations to provide statistical data – the 1990s, Russia’s average annual turnover in arms about $ 1 billion; after 2000, this value go up by about 1 times. Obviously, the Chinese side with the army in this way to elevate the level of modernization; Moscow and gain huge profits, but also to its severe “anemia,” the military-industrial complex provides a strong support.
However, beginning in 2007, with China’s imports of Russian equipment is no longer complete, but the change to purchase engines and other spare parts-based, rapid decline in the amount of bilateral military trade. According to the analysis of the outside world, this situation occurs primarily because China itself is capable of producing better quality weapons, but also with Russia to ensure that the geopolitical balance of considerations related to another point because the Chinese side in resolving Russian-made weapons, it is to be launched soon improved and the price is lower so-called “unauthorized”, and then to put the international market and competing against the Russian-made products, which forced the Russian authorities to tighten export, to prevent further weapons were imitation.
article also special, for example, last year, when Iran and Russia on the purchase of S-300 missile issue impasse, publicly claimed that Tehran will consider the introduction of the Chinese HQ-9 missile as “alternative”, and eventually to Russia agreed to continue the contract. This shows the outstanding value for money Chinese weapons have been quite so afraid of Russia.
now, because the Russian armed forces also need to update their equipment, along with India, the existence of large customers, loss of the Chinese market is not caused by a serious blow to the Russian side. However, the article stressed that if these two pillars of the problem and not been able to open up new markets, forced to livelihoods, the Russian military industrial workers may not be first-class equipment, and China does not allow “sharing” in order to regain the attention of the latter; Otherwise, it faces will be the greater crisis.