Algeria Purchases Large Batch of Russian Multi-Functional Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Algerian Air Force will soon replenish with new Russian fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe.

As it became known, Russia and Algeria signed contracts for the purchase of multi-functional heavy fighter Su-30MKI (A) and light MiG-29M / M2. This was reported by Vedomosti with reference to a military-diplomatic source.

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According to available information, Algeria ordered 16 Su-30MKI (A) fighters and 14 MiG-29M / M2 fighters, the fact of signing the contracts is confirmed by the military department. The total cost of delivery of the aircraft themselves is about 1,8 billion dollars, and taking into account additional equipment and armaments to them, exceeds 2 billion.

The interlocutor of the newspaper said that this Russian-Algerian agreement has become “landmark”, as it is the first contract concluded between Moscow and Algeria after the resignation of President and Minister of Defense Abdel-Aziz Boutefliki in the spring of 2019.

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It is noted that Algeria is a traditional customer of Soviet / Russian aircraft. With the supply of Su-30MKI fighters (A), the Algerian Air Force will significantly expand the fleet of aircraft in service. Since 2007, the Algerian Air Force received 58 Su-30 fighters. At the same time, the light MiG-29M / M2 are intended to partially replace the fleet of already obsolete Soviet-made MiG-29 fighters, delivered at the beginning of the 2000 from Ukraine and Belarus.

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