Russia will supply six Sukhoi-30 fighter jets to Myanmar under an agreement signed during Russia Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visit to the Republic, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin said on Monday.
“The visit of the Russia Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has given additional impetus to military and technical cooperation between Russia and Myanmar: the Republic is actively procuring the Russian armaments and military hardware, including the Su-30 fighter jets,” General Alexander Fomin said.
General Fomin expressed confidence that the Su-30 warplanes would become the main fighter jets of the Myanmar’s Air Force to protect territorial integrity and repel terrorist attacks.
Myanmar also expressed interest in buying other Russian military hardware for its land and naval forces, RIA news agency reported.
According to the deputy defense minister, Russian armaments proved their capability during their operation in Myanmar’s Armed Forces. "These are, in particular, the Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-17 helicopters, as well as the MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Yak-130 combat-capable trainer aircraft, the Pechora-2 air defense system and other equipment," the lieutenant-general specified.
On January 20-22, Shoigu visited Myanmar on an official visit. An intergovernmental agreement on a streamlined entry for warships in Russia’s and Myanmar’s ports was signed during the visit, and talks with the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing were held.
The addition of Brahmos and Astra missiles have enabled the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to bolster India's strategic capability. With these advancements, the reach with air-to-air refueling and standoff performance, Su-30 MKI is a truly potent platform and is bolstering IAFs strategic capabilities, said Indias Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, after a sortie on the multi-role fighter in Jodhpur airbase on January 17
Russias western military district will receive a combat squadron of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets which will replace the existing Mikoyan MiG-29SMT fighters under the rearmament program in 2018. The aviation unit will get fighter jets for the new squadron in the Kursk Region from the Irkut Aircraft Corporation, the Districts press office report was quoted by
Sir Lankas local media has reported that Colombo is interested in purchasing six ex-Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30K fighter aircraft that have been grounded in Belarus. The negotiations were held last year from November 2-4 between company representatives of Lanka Logistics and Technologies Limited, fully owned by the Government of Sri Lanka, and Russias Irkut Corporation at 558 Aircraft Repair Plant, in Baranovichi, Belarus, Colombos news agency
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