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The US doesn't want to see their weapons used to suppress the people of the governments that buy them or used to attack other democracies.

Raising the bs flag on that one.

US has been selling weapons to Pakistan for decades, and these have been used against India but the US has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to India’s concerns. Now you can have your own biases and prejudices against India but no one in their right mind would call Pakistan a democracy.

Anyone who follows military sales abroad knows the Russians are loathe to allow co-production of their better technologies.

SU-30 MKI is the backbone of the Indian Air Force and its manufactured in India. Any country would be foolish to share their technology with China and the Russians learned the hard way, but they have no such concerns about India which they regard as a trusted friend.

The same reason that India chose the S-400 inspite of US objections. I chuckle on imagining what was going on in Blinken's mind when he was forced to sign off on the CAATSA sanctions waiver for India over the S-400 deal inspite of not wanting to.

India never got the co-production deal they wanted for the SU-57.

If you know anything about that one, you will understand that India itself pulled out of the stealth fighter deal because it was found that the stealth characteristics of the SU-57 were not as good as they were being projected.

Russia is still wanting India on onboard because they are not in a position financially to go ahead with that project on their own and have only inducted a grand total of 2 SU-57 fighter jets in their squadron.

https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/india-pulls-out-of-joint-stealth-fighter-project-with-russia/

https://thediplomat.com/2019/07/russia-offers-india-its-su-57-stealth-fighter-again/

In any case, Russia is much more willing to share sensitive technologies with India unlike the US which will only share such tech with fellow white nations like UK and Australia. So India will (and should) continue to buy Russian arms whatever the clowns in the White House think.

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Russia licenses technology to other nations and the weapons are manufactured in other nations.

That is also bs. Anyone who follows military sales abroad knows the Russians are loathe to allow co-production of their better technologies. They were burned by the Chinese reverse engineering the SU-27 and some of their missiles bought in small lots by China who turned around and sold copies of the same weapons at prices that undercut the Russians. The Turks haven't bought that second tranche of S-400 missiles because the Russians won't agree to co-production in Turkey, something the Turks demand (and the reason why they never bought Patriot, Raytheon holds their IP very tightly). Similarly India never got the co-production deal they wanted for the SU-57.

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Russia licenses technology to other nations and the weapons are manufactured in other nations. Russia is far more flexible in this regard than the US.

The US doesn't want to see their weapons used to suppress the people of the governments that buy them or used to attack other democracies. Something about seeing your equipment on live TV being used to crush demonstrators doesn't go over very well with the American public. Russian, cough cough, "leaders" do not have such qualms.

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Russia doesn't have the industrial capacity to sustain the war with Ukraine and sell weapons to foreign nations.

Russia licenses technology to other nations and the weapons are manufactured in other nations. Russia is far more flexible in this regard than the US.

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The Russians cannot produce enough of their weapons to replace losses suffered in combat in Ukraine. They tell their conscripts to bring their own sleeping bags and first aid kits. Relatives pay to buy them body armor the mighty Red Army can't afford to give their men. Russia doesn't have the industrial capacity to sustain the war with Ukraine and sell weapons to foreign nations.

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FYI, Japanese companies are no show at IDEX.

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maritime section 

Ah, I see. Ukraine only sank a few ships from land during the current war. There is no proof, yet that Russian naval weapons are also inferior. However, all you have to do is ask China about Russian naval equipment!

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How can you promote your nations tech when your country is losing a war?

Sell it to third-world nations, despots, warlords, theocracies and other groups that attempt to control the people with violence and force.

Are these Russian government controlled companies that will use those funds to purchase other more effective weapons from China, Iran, and North Korea?

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The keyboard is mighty than the sword,why would Saudis give someone 45 years,the written or spoken word often triggered anxiety in the insecure person mind

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After Saudi Arabia been brought to their knees by the Houthis nobody respect the Saudis,only weapon you need is a good cartography,they can litterly map the destruction of the enemy with GPS Coordinates using Google maps

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despite Western pressure on Gulf states to help isolate Moscow

It's obvious that the Western companies now want to capture the market for Russian arms and weapons.

But despite Western propaganda, Russian arms still are quite good and more importantly, cheaper so they will always find buyers.

There is a reason why AK47 is the best selling assault rifle of all time inspite of the free publicity that the AR15 gets after every gun massacre in the US.

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It’s strange that the largest peddled of weapons in the world has only such a short paragraph dedicated to just three companies

Maybe they don't want to bring attention to the fact they're still selling to a country they're pressuring to stop dealing with Russia

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It’s strange that the largest peddled of weapons in the world has only such a short paragraph dedicated to just three companies

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