Angola will induct Su-30K fighter jets, that were originally sold to India, in a $1 billion arms deal with Russia.
The deal with Rosoboronexport includes delivery of has Mi-17 transport helicopters, tanks, artillery, firearms and ammunition military equipment, building an ammunition plant and providing maintenance services.
In 2007, India returned the Su-30K fighter aircraft after it took delivery of the more advanced multirole Su-30MKI variant. Since then the aircraft have lain idle in a Belarusian repair plant.
They had previously been offered to Belarus, Sudan and Vietnam.
Rosoboronexport will also conduct maintenance for Russian-made military equipment used by the Angolan military, according to Ria Novosti.
Neither Rosoboronexport nor the Russian MoD have acknowledged the deal but reports suggest that the deal was signed last week during Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s trip to Angola.
The Angolan Armed Forces and Thales have signed a major contract for the supply of an innovative Mobile Radio Communication Network using TETRA standards called [email protected] The network will be deployed in 2010 for the occasion of the African Cup of Nations
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 complete the contracted delivery of 12 modernized Su-30K fighter jets to Angola by early 2018. "So far, two [Su-30Ks have been delivered to Angola], there is a delivery schedule, and its fulfillment has been launched as for now
Russia and Angola are negotiating the purchase of six additional Su-30K fighters. Luanda will be able to increase its fleet and Moscow will be able to get rid of the aircraft returned by the India built in fulfilment of the contract signed in 1996-1998
Selex ES has won a contract to provide diverse radar stations, repeaters, and communications systems to Angola. The agreement signed by Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on December 23, is to procure the equipment, major components, and support services necessary for the design and installation of a national center and three regional centers for maritime surveillance, Forecast International reported Thursday
Angola will receive four overhauled modernized Su-30K multi-role fighters later this year from Russia. “Up to four overhauled and upgraded jets of the type will be delivered to the customer this year
Angola will acquire seven patrol vessels to be produced by the Brazilian Navys Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (Emgepron), according to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. Brazil and Angolas defense ministers, Celso Amorim and Joao Manuel Lourenco signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Brazils Navy to assist Angola to implement its Maritime Power Development Program (Pronaval) on September 5
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