Egyptian company Air Leisure and Sukhoi have signed an intention to buy 4 SSJs with an option for another 6 planes. The deal will be of a financial leasing nature.
At the same time (totally unrelated obviously ) Egypt is asking for Russia to work back to resuming flight links since the bombing of the Russian jetliner. Lost revenue after Russia and the UK banned flights to Egypt was around 273 million USD a month (in late 2015).
Not the R-77 but the RVV-SD. The initial number was quite low, I think only 150 or so.
You can be damn sure that newer units like Su-35S will get these, and Mig-31BM ofcourse.
That improves range up to 110km.
While its not up to AIM-120D model or Meteor, its nevertheless a missile with a bang and good enough for operating in Syria.
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Not Russia news, but Belarus is getting a smaller number of Su-30SM to replace Mig-29 and older units.
I am surprised by the choice because Belarus is not a large country, thus I was expecting the MiG-35 to be a more suitable candidate. Su-30 seems to be taaking over Fulcrum's market. Armenia was also interested in Su-30...Not Russia news, but Belarus is getting a smaller number of Su-30SM to replace Mig-29 and older units.
The Su-30SM is cheap and a good enough. And why wait for Mig-35?
The real troublesome feature in Mig-29/35 is the narrow gap in acquisition and service costs compared to the Flanker's family.
MiG really need a new clean sheet design, based on a single engine configuration, good range and multirole capabilities, and a set of features keeping costs lower enough than a Flanker's ones.
Unfortunately doesn't seem plausible nowadays somebody would sign the Bill.
Mig could design an F-35 analogue for Russia and export markets. Single engine, no STOVL version, something with similar capability to the DAS, and LO/VLO characteristics.
...the F-35 done the right way, call it the молния.
Mig Future atleast the state funded part in recent article on Mig in Air International are the 5T UCAV program and PAK-DP , Also as they have aquired Sokol Factory recently the IL-112 will be manufactured and they will be in transport business.
Mig protolio as per the article is ~ $4 billion till end of 2015 that and they have order books till 2023 comes to around $500 million per year in 2015 they sold around 100 Mig-29 of different version for export and RuAF , biggest one is the Egypt deal for Mig-35
Any single engine program is non existent as state funded program and LMFS is probably a dead program
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"A map does you no good if you don't know where you are"
Yes, Su-30SM/MKI are serving in huge numbers. There aren't that many MiG-35 around, but many components should be similar to MiG-29K. Maybe the production line is quite busy as contracts have been signed with Russian and Egypt, thus other countries would have to wait longer.The real troublesome feature in Mig-29/35 is the narrow gap in acquisition and service costs compared to the Flanker's family.
Serbia is likely to be the next customer for the MiG-35.
Alejandro, in your blog you have written that Armenia will receive a 500 million USD credit from Russia for arms acquisitions. I don't know where that figures comes from, but it's 200 million USD. A quick google search would show you that.
As for Su-30, the Armenian website which mentioned it in their article later removed the part about Su-30, but that of course didn't prevent it from being mentioned in other websites. But at this point it's not even a rumour.
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Another option is if Russia would deploy Su-30SM's to its airbase in Armenia, but there has been no such indication (and it would obviously belong to Russia, not Armenia).
As for the credit to be received by Armenia, I don't know how that would be enough to fit Iskander, Su-30SM, transport aircraft and bunch of other things. The supposed acquisition of Iskander is a rumour few years old btw, the same Armenian media claimed that they even were in the posession of Armenian armed forces back then (and later Russian base, which was also false).
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The 500 million is a typo. I will correct it later thanks. I usually give sources at the end of the article. I am not surprised about the Su-30SM being removed from the article. Nowadays you have to be cautious with information as it flows very fast.Alejandro, in your blog you have written that Armenia will receive a 500 million USD credit from Russia for arms acquisitions. I don't know where that figures comes from, but it's 200 million USD. A quick google search would show you that.
Oh, my body wasn't ready for that.
I'm in love.
Su-34- movable center console @ :10 .
So, confirmation of Egypt? Or Algeria is back in the MiG fray? MiG says they got a large contract for 50+ MiG-29/M2 planes with a North African country, payments have already started and the first two birds will be delivered this year....
Algeria definitely not.. They have ordered Su-34s recently, but I guess they are over with any MiG-29s.
Egypt sounds about right...
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