Algeria receives eight Su-30MKI(A) multirole fighters from Russia

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The Algerian Air Force has taken delivery of eight new Su-30MKI(A) multirole fighters from Russia.

The first eight multi-role fighters Su-30MKI(A) were delivered to Algeria from Irkutsk in a period of 15 to 30 December 2016, as per contract 2015 for the delivery of 14 of these aircraft.

Earlier, Algeria under two contracts received 44 Su-30MKI(A) – 28 aircraft under contract in 2006 worth $ 1.5 billion, set in 2007-2009, and 16 aircraft for the amount of about 0.9 Contract 2009. billion dollars. (option contract implementation by 2006), set in 2011-2012.

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI(A) (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built for the  Algerian Air Force. A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.

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