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Russia sets sights on more Su-30 and Su-35 fighters

27th August 2020 - 12:10 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan


The Russian MoD on 25 August confirmed plans to enlarge its combat aircraft fleet, by announcing contracts for 21 Su-30SM2 and 30 Su-35S fighters, as well as 24 Su-34 bombers and 25 Yak-130 jet trainers.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu signalled these orders a fortnight beforehand, noting on 12 August that the Su-35S deal will be worth RUB70 billion ($956 million).

Later, during a meeting with representatives of the defence industry in the Irkutsk region, Shoigu announced the combined value of the Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 jcontracts will exceed RUB100 billion.

Russia also plans to overhaul some of its Su-30SM fleet in a RUB7.2

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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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