.... weapons exports will exceed $8 billion this year, Russian news agencies reported.
But I found this interesting:
But despite the steady increase in sales, Russia has suffered several recent, highly publicized failures in arms exports which were widely attributed to swelling production costs and general inefficiency of the nation's weapons industries.
Russia demanded a revision of the contract price in a deal to refurbish a Soviet-era aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy, and difficult talks with the disgruntled Indian officials are still ongoing. It also has failed to fulfill China's order for 38 Il-76 transport planes and Il-78 tankers, leading to the suspension of the deal.
Earlier this year Algeria also returned the MiG-29 fighter jets it bought from Russia, complaining of their poor quality.
Dmitriyev acknowledged Tuesday that the Russian military industries have struggled to fulfill the earlier contracts.
How are USA's sales (are they all disclosed)? Have we ever had issues like Russia with returns? Have other arms selling nations (France, Britain, Israel, etc)?