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Armenian Su-25 modernisation typifies wider trend

3rd September 2020 - 13:15 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan


Four Su-25 ground attack aircraft operated by the Armenian Air Force will be upgraded to the Su-25SM3 standard, as it seeks to evolve its capabilities after the recent clashes with Azerbaijan. 

Sources at the Armenian MoD indicated to Shephard that the upgrade, agreed in late August with United Aircraft Corporation during the Army 2020 defence equipment show, will eventually extend to the entire Armenian Su-25 fleet.

The upgrade package for Armenia comes after Israeli-Georgian Su-25KM and Ukrainian Su-25M1 modernisation, starting in the early 2000s and 2011 respectively. Increased interest in Su-25 upgrades reflects the fact that onboard electronics on the

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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