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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Iran aims to buy fighter jets, advanced tanks from Russia

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is planning to raise the purchase of warplanes and tanks during an upcoming meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow, Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars reported Friday, citing Russian media.
 
An official at the Iranian Embassy in Moscow said it was “quite possible” that the April 26-27 talks between Dehghan and Sergei Shoigu would include the issue, Fars said, again quoting the Interfax news agency.         
 
According to the reports, the Islamic Republic is eyeing the Su-30SM jet, a “two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft,” which is suitable “for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions,” as well as the advanced T-90 tank. READ MORE