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. Therefore, the commitments for 2019 under the contract for the delivery of combat aircraft have been fulfilled," Belarusian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
The agreement for the dozen Sukhoi jets to replace old MiG-29 fighters, was signed in 2017. Two more jets are expected to be shipped to the country by the end of 2019.
The Su-30SM is a generation 4++ serial-produced and upgraded two-seat super-maneuverable fighter jet. The aircraft 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.