A contract for the supply of Russian MiG fighters to Syria serves to strike a balance of arms and maintain peace in the region, a top leader of Syria’s Popular Front for Change and Liberation told RIA Novosti.
"The Soviet Union has always supplied weapons to Syria. Thus, some balance in the region was maintained to help us keep the peace, so I think that the contract is part of this historical strategy," one of the Popular Front’s leaders Qadri Jamil explained.
If someone tries to disrupt the contract under the pretext of the ongoing conflict in the country, "it will be unclear, illogical and unpersuasive because the transaction is not related to the internal events," according to Jamil.
Last weekend, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said the company was planning to supply 12 MiG-29M/M2 fighters to Syria in 2016-2017 under a contract concluded in 2007, but due to the ongoing war in the country there may be problems with the deliveries, according to Ria Novosti.
Russia will delivery an initial batch of the Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainers to Syria until the end of 2014, with further plans to fully complete the contract for 36 aircraft in 2016, according to the Kommersant newspaper. Damascus will receive nine aircraft until the end of this year, and in the next two years - 12 and 15 respectively, according to the report
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Russia will postpone the supply of 12 MiG-29M/M2 jets and the S-300 missile systems to Syria until 2016-2017 due to failed payments, according to the Kommersant newspaper. Initially six of 12 MiGs were expected to be shipped to Syria by the end of this year
Russia has supplied six MiG-31 'Foxhound' interceptor fighter jets to Syria. The six aircraft are part of the 2007 deal signed between Russian and Syria featuring sale of eight MiG-31 supersonic fighter jets, Turkish BGN news reported Sunday
The American defense manufacturing companies appear to be benefitting from US led air-strikes in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State. Bloomberg in September just before airstrikes in Syria reported defense firms Lockheed Martin, Northrop, Raytheon and General Dynamics Corporation are all set to trade at record prices
The Indian Navy will deploy its MiG29K/KUB, for the first time in over four years of their service, towards the eastern seaboard. Preparations have begun to deploy and permanently base a full squadron (consisting 17 aircraft) of these fighters to strengthen the security of Indias energy-rich and trade-wise vital, eastern seaboard, according to local media reports
Aerostar announced the completion of an overhaul and upgrade program for eight MiG-21 fighters for the Mozambique Air Force, Aviationpros website reported. The contract also included the overhaul of an L-39 jet trainer and a full training program for ground staff and pilots
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