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From Yerevan to Yangon Su-30SM is in global demand

7th February 2019 - 16:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Armenia has emerged as the latest customer for the Russian-made Su-30SM heavyweight fighter. This was officially confirmed on 5 February by the Armenian MoD.

A spokesperson said that the initial order will comprise four aircraft, but declined to comment on the contract price.

The purchase has been agreed under the credit of US $100 million provided by Moscow to Yerevan to be used for the procurement of modern Russian-made arms. The Armenian defence minister, David Tonoyan, claimed that the newly-purchased aircraft will be multirole, able to undertake both the air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The Armenian Su-30SMs are slated for

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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