Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   26 March

Armenia wants to purchase 12 Russian SU-30SM multirole fighter aircrafts

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 18, ARMENPRESS. Armenia plans to acquire 4 Russian SU-30SM multirole fighter aircrafts by the end of 2019 or early 2020, but, in general, Yerevan wants to purchase 12 such fighter aircrafts, Defense minister Davit Tonoyan said during the IDEX-2019 international defense exhibition, RIA Novosti reported.

“We continue the talks over the supply of the next batch of SU-30SM multirole fighter aircrafts. Everything will depend on how quickly that products will be ready. We plan to receive the first batch by the end of 2019, in the extreme case, in early 2020”, he said.

Asked, overall, how many fighter aircrafts Armenia would like to purchase, the defense minister said the talk concerns one squadron (12 fighter aircrafts).

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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