Irkut Corp To Export Eight Su-30SM Fighters To Kazakhstan, Belarus

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  • 08:35 AM, March 19, 2015
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Irkut Corp plans to export four Su-30SM aircraft each to Kazakhstan and Belarus next month, Oleg Demchenko, President of Irkut Corporation said.

BelTA, a Belarus based media organization reported from LIMA 2015 that Irkut will deliver four YAK-130 combat trainers besides the 4 Su-30SM to Belarus.

“We are going to deliver four Yak-130 aircraft to Belarus in April,” said Oleg Demchenko during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015 in Malaysia.

BelTA reported earlier that Minsk expects the first wing of the combat and training aircraft Yak-130 to be delivered by the end of March. The contract on buying these aircraft was signed in late 2012. Belarus is the first CIS country to buy Yak-130.

Oleg Demchenko also mentioned plans to supply four jet fighters Su-30SM to Astana. “So in April we will export eight aircraft: four for Kazakhstan and four for Belarus,” he specified.

Speaking about plans to sell aircraft to other CIS states, the Irkut Corporation head mentioned they were in negotiations with Armenia and Uzbekistan.

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