Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • Iran unveils 'suicide drone':-Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a "suicide drone" capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land....
  • India-NZ to further strengthen defence & security ties:-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Kiwi counterpart John Key underlined that India and New Zealand are both maritime nations with a strong interest in the Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions being stable and prosperous, by ensuring the safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of navigation....
  • Lankan Naval ships in Kochi:-Sri Lankan Naval Ship (SLN) Sayura and Suranimila have arrived in Kochi on a four-day visit during which they will undertake exercises with Indian Naval ships off Kochi coast. ...
  • India, Russia to hold talks on military ties today:-India and Russia will hold detailed discussions today on deeper military cooperations, especially on joint production of fifth generation fighter aircraft, upgradation of Su-30 MKI planes and firming up the contract for the S400 Triumf air defence system....

Algeria to receive Russian Su-30, Yak-130 planes in 2011

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Su-30 Flanker fighter (left), Yak-130 Combat Trainer (right). AirForce Technology photo (s).

ABU DHABI (BNS): Russia plans to begin supplying Su-30 Flanker fighters and Yak-130 Mitten trainer/light attack jets to Algeria next year, a RIA Novosti report said.

Deputy head of the Russian Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation, Vyacheslav Dzirkalin was quoted as saying, "The delivery of Su-30s and Yak-130s (to Algeria) is due to begin next year, this is no military secret."

Earlier in an interview with the Novaya Gazeta weekly, head of Russian Technologies state Corporation, Sergei Chemezov had said Russia would ship to Algeria "a party of modern Russian fighters" at a price of about $1 billion. However, he did not specify the number of aircraft to be delivered.

SU-30 aircraft is a twin engine, twin seater, multi-role fighter that can simultaneously be operated as an intercepter, bomber and trainer. Codenamed 'Flanker' by NATO, the twin-seat SU-30, a derivative of the Su-27 is a multi-role fighter bomber and air superiority aircraft which can also be used in the maritime strike role.

The Yak-130 combat trainer can simulate the tactics of different combat aircraft. The aircraft can carry weapons, suspended fuel tanks, reconnaissance pods and a range of electronic warfare pods including radar jammers and infrared countermeasures.

The Algerian Defense Ministry had decided to reduce arms purchases from the United States due to long delays and plans to purchase modern weapons from Russia.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Rafale: Parrikar keen on SAFRAN's manufacturing unit in Goa

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has "advised" French firm SAFRAN to set up a facility in his home state of Goa to manufacture small parts for the fighter aircraft Rafale, for which India recently signed a deal with France.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2016

Image Gallery