Armenia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is procuring four Su-30SM multirole combat aircraft from Russia, a ministry spokesperson, Artsrun Ovannisyan, told local media on 4 February.
He said Yerevan is acquiring the aircraft at Russian domestic prices. "As a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization [CSTO], Armenia can acquire various weapons at [Russian] domestic prices. We have been conducting such procurements for a long time."
The four Su-30SMs will be the first new Russian-made combat air platforms acquired by Armenia. "The aircraft will substantially increase both the defensive and offensive capabilities of the [Armenian] military, and our plans are not limited to these four fighters.
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