Iran to buy SU-30 fighter jets from Russia

Iran to buy SU-30 fighter jets from Russia

Iran has announced it plans to purchase a batch of Sukhoi SU-30 jet fighters from Russia to boost its mainly American, aging air force fleet, Iranian defense minister said on Saturday, Tehran Times reported.

“The purchasing of the fighter jets is on the Defense Ministry’s agenda,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan told reporters in Tehran.

Manufactured by the Sukhoi Company (JSC), the Su-30 is a two-seat highly-maneuverable fighter designed for air-superiority and strikes at ground and naval surface targets.

Currently, different variants of SU-30 fighter jets are operated by air forces in Russia, India and Vietnam.

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