Russian air base in Armenia re-equipped with Su-30SM fighter aircraft

A few days ago, Tel Aviv announced that it had been able to distract the Russian S-300 missile batteries during the strikes against Masyaf in the suburbs of Hama. According to Israeli sources, it is the Israeli supersonic bombs that have succeeded in tipping the anti-missile systems market, which is largely dominated by Russia. Moscow did not react to this information, but we learn this Tuesday that S-300 was sent to Armenia. After Syria, is Russia deploying these batteries in Armenia, even if it means integrating that country into its C-3 air defence command system just like Syria? Information was provided on the recent deployment of HAT in Arabia and Israel….

The new generation Soukhoï Su-30SM multi-role combat aircraft will be delivered to the 3624th air base at Erebouni airfield in Armenia to replace the MiG-29, a Russian Ministry of Defense source told the ITAR-TASS news agency on Tuesday.

“The re-equipment of the air base with Su-30SMs is expected to start next year. The delivery of the aircraft will take place in two stages, in 2020 and 2021. The 18 MiG-29 jet aircraft should be replaced by Su-30SM aircraft,” the source said.

“When deliveries of the new aircraft begin, some pilots will be sent to the Lipetsk Aviation Centre for training in their use, while others will continue to serve at the Erebouni Air Base,” the source said.

The Su-30SMs differ from the Indian Su-30MKI in their all-Russian equipment, their “friend/enemy” identification system and other elements. This aircraft, with its multiple capabilities, is effective against all kinds of targets, both in the air and on the ground.


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