Belarus received on 13 November the first two of 12 Su-30SM combat aircraft it ordered in 2017, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The second pair is expected to be delivered next week.
Belarus and Russia initially signed a contract in 2017 for the manufacture of the aircraft by JSC Irkut Corporation. The ministry explained that "the final outline of the three-year agreement was agreed during the 9th MILEX-2019 International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, held in Minsk on 15-18 May, under which Belarus is receiving four aircraft a year.
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