Armenia Eyes Purchasing Additional Su-30SM Fighters from Russia

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Armenia Eyes Purchasing Additional Su-30SM Fighters from Russia
Su-30SM Fighter jet

Armenia is eyeing to purchase additional of Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets from Russia.

“Yes, we do not plan to be limited only by four units of this type of military equipment,” Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan was quoted as saying during a press conference Wednesday in response to a question about whether Armenia plans to purchase additional Su-30SM fighters.

According to him, “the already purchased fighters will be delivered to the country within the deadline stipulated in the agreement.” “Today, Su-30SM are the best modern multifunctional fighters, and this is why we wish to acquire them,” the minister added.

Armenia is also likely to acquire JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab is currently under discussion.

According to the Ministry, Armenia is also considering the purchase of fighter jets produced in other countries in order to create a multifunctional air force.

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