Algeria has signed contract with Russia to buy 14 Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jets for an estimated price of US$500 million.
Algeria already has 44 of Russia's heavy multi-role Su-30 fighter jets in service. A total of 28 of the planes were delivered under a 2006 contract. Further, 16 more were delivered under a 2010 contract.
The latest Algerian Su-30 contract was signed in the spring of 2015. The cost of an Su-30MKI fighter is estimated to be about US$30 million excluding the cost of spares and servicing.
The Algerians are expected to receive their fighters in 2016 and 2017, Sergei Chemezov, the head of Rostec said at the 2015 Russian Arms Expo in Nizhny Tagil.
The deal is the second contract announcement this week for new Su-30 fighters. The fighters are manufactured by the Irkut aircraft company, a subsidiary of the larger state-owned United Aircraft Corporation.
Another delivery contract was signed for eight recent Su-30SM variants by Irkut and the Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday. The eight planes were being purchased for the Russian Navy, which operates the Su-30 as a maritime strike aircraft out of Crimea. However, “a larger 75-fighter contract was arranged for the air force”, Deputy Defence Minister for Procurements Yury Borisov said Tuesday.
The Su-30, generation 4+ fighter, is less advanced than the Su-35 multi role fighter, which is classified as generation 4++ fighter.
The Algerian amphibious warfare ship "Kalaat Beni Abbes” arrived Monday at the naval base at Taranto, in southern Italy for training. This ship, derived from the Italian navys San Giusto-class, and equipped with a “FREMM-alike” combat system, was ordered from the Italian company Orizzonte Naval Systems by the Algerian navy, through an innovative arrangement that includes the supply of an "integrated training package" integrated by the Italian Navy
Algeria has taken delivery of "Kalaat Beni-Abbes" amphibious class vessel at a ceremony held at the Muggiano shipyard (in La Spezia) commissioned in 2011, Fincantieri said in a release. The ship was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a company controlled by Fincantieri in which Selex ES also holds an interest, to serve as the national Navy's new flagship
Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July. The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle and a 100 mm MT-12 (2A29) anti-tank gun mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck, defenceWeb reports Tuesday
Irkut Corporation will finish the deliveries of 14 Sukhoi Su-30MKA multirole fighters to Algeria in 2017, according to the Russian aircraft manufacturers annual report. "The deliveries of Su-30MK aircraft to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria are planned for a period of 2016-2017," the report obtained by RIA Novosti said
China has delivered Algerias second C28A-class corvette. The corvette is part of the three vessel contract with Chinas Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding group signed in 2012, Peoples daily reported Tuesday
Russian Sukhoi has handed over Su-34 frontline bombers to the nation's Air and Space Forces. The aircraft took off from the V
Russia has put its Kirov class nuclear battle cruiser, Pyotr Veliky for repairs. The Pyotr Velikys repairs at the Roslyakovo shipyard near Murmansk are geared to keep the ship, which was commissioned in 1996, on the water until 2018, when its expected that the Sevmash shipyards in Severodvinsk would have space to begin an extensive modernization of the battle cruiser, Russian Media reported Friday
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