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Armenian government negotiating purchase of Su-30SM fighters


The Armenian government is negotiating the purchase of a new batch of Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters, BulgarianMilitary reports, citing EurAsia Daily. Four such aircraft entered service with the Armenian Air Force in 2019.

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Armenian government negotiating purchase of Su 30SM fighters

Sukhoi Su-30SM (Picture source: Wikimedia Commons/Alex Beltyukov)


On August 30, Defense Minister David Tonoyan informed the Armenian service of Radio Liberty about the acquisition plans.. The minister also added that options for setting up private Armenian-Russian companies in the military-industrial complex are currently being considered.

Su-30SM is a multirole fighter aircraft developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau for the Russian Air Force. It is an advanced derivative of the Su-30MK combat aircraft family.