Procurement: Russia Grabs American Markets


July 29, 2007: Russia has stepped in to become the prime supplier of weapons and military equipment to Indonesia. The United States and European suppliers used to get most of this business. But this was all cut off when Indonesia was found to be offending Western human rights standards. The Russians are just looking for more customers, and have extended the Indonesians a billion dollars in credit, and generous repayment terms, for Russian weapons. Indonesia plans to buy several billion dollars worth of Russian weapons and military equipment.




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