MOSCOW, December 28 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. A court will hear on February 14 a $52.8 million lawsuit filed by the Kurganmashzavod weapons manufacturer against Rosoboronexport, a state-run military export monopoly, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ without specifying the case.

The courts are also hearing several other lawsuits filed by Kurganmashzavod against the Defense Ministry.

First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov earlier said that Kurganmashzavod was fined for disrupting a 3 billion ruble ($96.5 million) supply contract for the supply of infantry combat vehicles BMP-3 in 2010. Sukhorukov said Kurganmashzavod neither met requirements for quality nor delivered the equipment in time.

Kurganmashzavod is a major manufacturer of weapons, military equipment and multi-purpose civil-engineering machinery.

Rosoboronexport is a leading company on the international arms market. It is Russia's sole intermediary exporting and importing military technology and know-how, and rendering military and double purpose services. It accounts for over 80% of Russian arms exports.