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Iran confirms upcoming receipt of Russian Su-35 fighter jets

2023-11-28T20:07:54.847Z

Highlights: Iran confirms upcoming receipt of Russian Su-35 fighter jets. Tehran will also buy Mi-28 attack helicopters and Yak-130 training jets from Moscow. The war in Ukraine continues to bring the two Russian and Iranian allies closer together. For more than a year, Tehran has been supplying Moscow with hundreds of Shahed-131 and Shaher-136 kamikaze drones, whose engines with the characteristic noise of lawnmowers roar over Ukrainian cities. The Russians would even produce these unmanned machines under license, renamed Geranium for the occasion.


These Sukhoi fighters are among the most modern in the Russian air fleet. Tehran will also buy Mi-28 attack helicopters and Yak-130 training jets from Moscow.


The war in Ukraine continues to bring the two Russian and Iranian allies closer together. For more than a year, Tehran has been supplying Moscow with hundreds of Shahed-131 and Shahed-136 kamikaze drones, whose engines with the characteristic noise of lawnmowers roar over Ukrainian cities, all the way to Kyiv. The Russians would even produce these unmanned machines under license, renamed Geranium for the occasion. In the other direction, the Russians should provide the Iranians with fighter jets, training planes, but also attack helicopters.

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In the field of aviation, the arrival of the Yak-130 training aircraft, the Sukhoi Su-35 fighter and the Mil Mi-28 helicopter has been confirmed and the process is underway," Sardar Seyed Mehdi Farhi, Deputy Minister of Defense and Support to the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told Iran's Tasnim news agency on Monday. To date, there has been no confirmation from the Russian side.

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