Algeria to Purchase 14 Russian-Made Sukhoi Fighter Jets


Chemezov, speaking at the 2015 Russian Arms Expo in Nizhny Tagil, said the Algerians should receive their fighters in 2016 and 2017.
The deal is the second contract announced this week for new Su-30 fighters, which are manufactured by the Irkut aircraft company, a subsidiary of the larger state-owned United Aircraft Corporation.
On Tuesday, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov announced that the Russian military had signed an agreement with Irkut for eight of the newer variants of the fighter jet, known as the Su-30SM.
Borisov, head of procurements for the Russian military, said the two sides were preparing to sign a 75-fighter contract by the end of the year. Irkut is expected to complete deliveries under a 2011 contract for 60 of the Su-30SM fighters.
With orders flooding in, Chemezov said the Irkut will produce over 60 aircraft this year, setting a record for the company’s post-World War II production rate, the news site reported Friday.


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