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Iran Finalizes Deal To Buy Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets, Mi-28 Attack Helicopters

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Iran Finalizes Deal To Buy Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets, Mi-28 Attack Helicopters

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Iran has finalized a deal with Russia for the delivery of advanced fighter jets and attack helicopters, Iran’s deputy defense minister told the semi-official Tasnim news agency on November 28.

“Plans have been finalized for Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters and Yak-130 jet trainers to join the combat units of Iran’s Army,” Brigadier General Mehdi Farahi said.

Brig. Gen. Farahi added that three advanced aircraft will be definitely at Iran’s disposal and the processes are currently underway.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has only a few dozen strike aircraft, including Soviet-era fighter jets as well as aging United States-made models acquired before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In April, Iran announced that it had finalized a deal to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia. Under the deal, the IRIAF is supposed to receive a total of 24 Su-35s which were originally built for Egypt as a part of a contract that was thwarted by the U.S.

Sukhoi designed the Su-35 to engage all types of aerial targets in long and close ranged air battles as well as to attack ground and sea-surface targets including those covered by air defenses and located far behind the frontline.

Later in September, Iran received a first batch of Yak-130 training and light combat jets from Russia. The delivery marked the first time new jets entered service with the IRIAF since the 1990s, when Iran received a few MiG-29s from Russia.

The Yak-130 was originally designed by Yakovlev for training missions. As an advanced trainer, the jet is able to replicate the characteristics of several fourth-generation and fifth-generation fighters, including the Su-35. The jet can also perform light-attack and reconnaissance duties.

Unlike the Su-35 and Yak-130, there were no reports about Iran purchasing Mi-28 attack helicopters before Brig. Gen. Farahi announcement.

The Mi-28, designed by Mil, is an all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter. It carries a single gun in an under-nose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.

Russian-Iranian military cooperation grew significantly in the last few years. Washington claims that Tehrna supplied Moscow with hundreds of suicide and combat drones in the last few months for use in the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.

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jensholmland

in my fairy tale nurse gives me rubber duck

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dumb amerikan

why yo give duck head jens? are you plastic lgbt?

Peter Jennings

i’m sure the isreali apartheid regime will be thrilled at the news. for everyone else, it’s a win win. i guess tehran won’t be suffering the same fate as baghdad.

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Boycott usa the world's bully

egypt quietly seething. high performance good value su-35 earmarked from them now off to iran because uncle sam said “no!”. so ethiopia’s grand renaissance dam still out of reach for egypt.

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Steven holms

the egyptians would not dare strike the grand renaissance dam for two reasons. 1. aswan damn will be destroyed in retaliation. 2. nile flows from ethiopia to egypt – because the world map is actually upside down due to white man lies – so water would be blocked off from egypt anyway.

Dstroj

excellent news for both nations. the future grows brighter by the day, something the perverted western based degenerates and their global proxies abhor.

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Khan

das ist sehr sehr gut !

Dstroj

wrath of khan, for you (trekkie tards). die…

John Wallace

the us has always gloated over iran’s old aircraft being no match for their new fighters. iran’s best defense is its thousands of highly accurate missiles hidden underground that can obliterate israel as well as us bases and ships in the area. a couple of those missiles sent into a us base in iraq left trump shaking as well as 100 or more us servicemen that had to be evacuated for earache along with headaches.

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Beťar

myslím, že po skončení švo sa rf len tak pohrnú objednávky na ich bojovú techniku.

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Martillo

the “shanghai cooperation organisation” can chew up and spit out any combination of “willing nazi helpers” that the dying anglozionazi empire of filth could ever cobble together. the viper in khazar occupied palestine must slither deeper into its hole and make itself very small after the latest wanton bout of genocide in palestine if not its days are certainly numbered, like the demonic nut’nyahoo.

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