Report: Russia to Upgrade Libyan Weapons
Russia appears close to signing a deal for the upgrade of Soviet-era weapons in Libya's military, Middle East Newsline (MENL) reported.
The two countries are proceeding with contract negotiations that would modernize a range of Libyan aircraft, tanks and armored vehicles, said the agency, noting that the officials would not disclose the extent of the contract.
Delegations from the two countries met last month and agreed on a schedule for the proposed of upgrade. Officials said some of the programs are meant to begin within the next year, MENL added.
Officials added, Moscow does not plan to sell new weapons to Libya. That remains under an arms ban by the United Nations imposed more than a decade ago.
Moscow had been supplying Libya with weapons in the 1970s and 1980s. But UN sanctions ended the supply and brought on financial problems for Tripoli – Albawaba.com
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