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Russia, Myanmar reach agreement for Su-30 fighter aircraft delivery.

| 2018
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Myanmar
Russia, Myanmar reach agreement for Su-30 fighter aircraft delivery
Russia will supply six Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar, according to an agreement reached during Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s visit to the republic, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant-General Alexander Fomin said.
Russia Myanmar reach agreement for Su 30 fighter aircraft deliver 640 001A RusAF Su-30MK combat aircraft
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"During the Russian defense minister’s visit an agreement was reached under which Myanmar would purchase six Su-30 aircraft," Fomin said, adding that this plane "will become the main fighter jet of Myanmar Air Force to protect the territorial integrity and repel any terror threats."

The six Su-30 will bolster the Myanmar Air Force fleet, currently composed of MiG-29, Nanchang A-5, Chengdu F-7M and F-6 combat aircraft.

According to the deputy defense minister, Russian armaments proved their capability during operation in Myanmar armed forces. "These are, in particular, Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-17 helicopters, as well as MiG-29 fighter jets, Yak-130 combat-training aircraft, the Pechora-2 air defense system and other equipment," he specified.

Fomin also reported that over 600 military from Myanmar are studying in Russian higher military educational institutions. "All of this promotes security in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim in general," he concluded.

Su-30 is a Russian two-seater multirole fighter jet. It can carry a wide range of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles and bombs on 12 suspensions. It is also armed with an inbuilt 30mm gun.

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