Algerian Su-32 order makes progress

06 January 2016

Algeria has taken a step towards acquiring Sukhoi Su-32 bombers from Russia, according to Sergei Smirov, the director of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPO) plant.

The Su-32 is the export designation of the Su-34, which is made by the NAPO plant.

In an interview published by the Russian business daily Vedomosti on 30 December, Smirov said that, after eight years of unproductive talks, Algeria had recently submitted an "official application" to the Russian state export agency Rosoboronexport to supply an unspecified number of Su-32s.


Smirov did clarify whether the official application was a request for proposals or if Algeria is at a more advanced stage in the procurement process.

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