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Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« on: January 14, 2016, 01:05:54 PM »
It looks like Russia will step up once again to take over what the United states will leave unfinished. :coffeeread:

Russia to Arm Afghan Forces

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-arm-afghan-forces/ri12204
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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 01:12:14 PM »
It looks like Russia will step up once again to take over what the United states will leave unfinished. :coffeeread:

Russia to Arm Afghan Forces

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-arm-afghan-forces/ri12204

In Afghanistan....?? The irony!
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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 02:37:44 PM »
It looks like Russia will step up once again to take over what the United states will leave unfinished. :coffeeread:

Russia to Arm Afghan Forces

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-arm-afghan-forces/ri12204

In Afghanistan....?? The irony!
And, again, invited in by the legitimate government.

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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 08:33:20 PM »
It looks like Russia will step up once again to take over what the United states will leave unfinished. :coffeeread:

Russia to Arm Afghan Forces

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-arm-afghan-forces/ri12204

In Afghanistan....?? The irony!
And, again, invited in by the legitimate government.



I had thought China would have been first in line.

Hard to say how involved Russia will become in Afghanistan, but during my visits to Moscow,quite often I would get questioned by ex Russian military about the United states involvement there.
Really was surprised how often this would happen.
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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 02:31:12 AM »
Russia has demonstrated it's willingness to support in a way that China has not. Also, if you want decent weaponry at a good price then the Russians are the global fountainhead.

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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 06:10:14 AM »
Russia has demonstrated it's willingness to support in a way that China has not. Also, if you want decent weaponry at a good price then the Russians are the global fountainhead.

I'd imagine they'd only be ordering spare parts for the AK47s that the Russians left behind last time.

Those guns last forever, even out in the desert!
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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 04:21:22 AM »
Russia has demonstrated it's willingness to support in a way that China has not. Also, if you want decent weaponry at a good price then the Russians are the global fountainhead.

I'd imagine they'd only be ordering spare parts for the AK47s that the Russians left behind last time.

Those guns last forever, even out in the desert!

They may last forever but there's village factories across Afghanistan turning them out already. No need for Russian additions to small arms.
But,  yes,  the possibility of doing manufacture on this level is due to the efficiency of the original design. It is not so much a weapon as an appliance for delivering bullets at high speed.  ;)

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Re: Russia to Arm Afghan Forces
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2016, 04:47:25 AM »
Russia has demonstrated it's willingness to support in a way that China has not. Also, if you want decent weaponry at a good price then the Russians are the global fountainhead.

I'd imagine they'd only be ordering spare parts for the AK47s that the Russians left behind last time.

Those guns last forever, even out in the desert!

They may last forever but there's village factories across Afghanistan turning them out already. No need for Russian additions to small arms.
But,  yes,  the possibility of doing manufacture on this level is due to the efficiency of the original design. It is not so much a weapon as an appliance for delivering bullets at high speed.  ;)

This is again another way for Russia to reduce its ex-soviet stockpile.
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