Belarus is set to receive four of the 12 ordered Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia in November.
“The contract, which was signed in 2017, has come into force. Its financing has begun. The first four Su-30SM aircraft are supposed to be delivered in November 2019,” Andrei Ravkov, Belarusian Defense Minister, was quoted as saying by BelTA on Wednesday.
In May 2019, Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation had stated that the contract on the delivery of Su-30SM planes for Belarus was “at the stage of its implementation.”
The new fighters will replace the country’s ageing fleet of MiG-29 combat aircraft.
The deliveries of the Russian aircraft were reportedly scheduled to begin last year, but owing 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.
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
Belarus has delivered last of 12 Su-30K fighters to Angola last month, after they were upgraded by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in conjunction with Russias Rosoboronexport. The last two Su-30Ks were delivered to Angola in April this year, Alexander Vorobey, Deputy Director for Development at the 558th Aviation Repair Plant told the TASS news agency
Russia will begin the delivery of first batch of Su-30SM fighters to Belarus in this year, 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," Russias Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told TASS at the 9th Milex-2019 international arms show on Wednesday
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
Russia has delivered two more Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to Belarus, days after the country received the first two aircraft on November 13. “Two more Su-30SM multirole fighters landed at the airfield of the Baranovichi air base on November 20
Belarus has received first two of the total ordered 12 Su-30SM fighter jets today. "Under the defense procurement plan, Su-30SM multirole fighters will be delivered
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