According to a press statement, Armenia will be receiving its batch of Su-30CM multi-purpose aircraft from Russia between December and February of 2020 according to the country’s Defence minister Davit Tonoyan. Initially four Su-30 aircraft have been anticipated with a possibility o fan additional 12, no further details were provided on this latter.
Besides Russia, the Tonoyan mentioned that Armenia will be receiving arms or military equipment from four other countries in what is a modernisation of its armed forces.
The Su-30 deal came as a major breakthrough for the country’s ageing fleet of Su-25’s, purchased second-hand from Slovakia in 2004 in an $8 million deal. News of the deal was made public in February of this year after months of negotiations between the two parties.