Russia has begun the delivery of first batch of Su-30SM fighters to Belarus out of the 12 ordered to replace the ageing MiG-29 jets, according to a report.
"The contract on the delivery of Su-30SM planes in the interests of the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Belarus is currently at the stage of its implementation," Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told TASS at the 9th Milex-2019 international arms show on Wednesday.
"The aircraft will be delivered in strict compliance with the terms of the contract after advance payments from the Belarusian side are received," the federal service said.
The deliveries of the Russian aircraft were scheduled to begin last year, but owning to the technical changes in the aircraft’s equipment set, the deliveries were postponed.
The Su-30SM is a generation 4++ serial-produced and upgraded two-seat super-maneuverable fighter jet. The Su-30SM is furnished with two AL-31FP thrust-vectoring reheated double-flow turbofan engines. The fighter has an operating range of 1,500 km and a flight endurance of 3.5 hours without refuelling.
Belarus unveiled a new surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Buk-MB3K on April 15, the manufacturer TSP OKB has announced. The system has a self-propelled firing unit equipped with a newly developed S-range solid state phased array AESA radar capable of detecting air targets at ranges up to 130 km
Belarus has developed “TRIO,” a new air defense system that is capable of targeting and destroying aerial targets including drones, according to the countrys State Military and Industrial Committee. "The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT - New Technologies has been created to provide air defense for military and industrial facilities, land troops units and formations, and also to strike small-size air targets, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)," the committee said in a statement Monday
The Belarusian government has transferred four MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia as part of a military-technical cooperation between the two countries. “During a visit, a solemn ceremony of transferring four MiG-29 planes to the Serbian Ministry of Defense took place, in which the leadership of the Belarusian Defense Ministry and the Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus Roman Golovchenko took part,” Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus said in a statement Monday
Russia is expected to make first delivery of four Su-30SM fighter aircraft to Belarus this year, according to a report by Belarusian Telegraph agency (
Belarusian firm AGAT-Sistemi Upravlenia (AGAT Control Systems), a subsidiary of the state-owned Geoinformation Control Systems Holding, has unveiled “Berkut-3,” an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a tailless flying wing design. The UAV has a wingspan of 3 meters, maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 11 kg, and has the ability to carry a 2 kg payload
In April the Russian arms exporter, Rosoboronexport and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence have signed a contract to supply BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and amphibious armoured personnel carriers (APC) BT-3F to the Indonesias Marine Corps. The reason for the BMP-3Fs selection by the Indonesian marines is said to be its unique amphibious features with superior near-shore performance compared to other such vehicles proposed for the competition, Indonesian media reported
Russia has unveiled the upgraded export version of the Pantsir missile defense system, “Pantsir-S1M,” capable of launching missiles to neutralize a greater range of drone targets. The Pantsir has been refurbished after the experience gained through its usage in Syria
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