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Farnborough 2022: Algeria weighs its fighter aircraft options

19th July 2022 - 12:50 GMT | by Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo in Milan


Screenshot of Russian TV footage showing one of two Su-35SEs remanufactured for the Egyptian Air Force. (Image: Rossiya 1)

Could the Su-35 still be the answer to Algerian future fighter requirements?

Algerian media reported in early July 2022 that the country’s air force has retired its final MiG-25s, ending a career of almost 50 years.

To replace or enhance fighter capabilities, several models have been pitched  to the Algerian Air Force (AAF) ranging from the Russian Su-35 and Su-57 to the Chinese J-10B as well as the Czech L-39NG – so where is Algeria heading?

Russia is the main traditional source of weaponry for Algeria and SIPRI statistics show that the North African country was the third-largest importer of Russian military equipment from 2016-2020.

Shephard reported in January that the country

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo


Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

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