This Belarus acquirement of 20 Russian planes has been a long awaited deal. Well we will see how this goes on.
MIG-35 would be excellent choice but MIG-29M would be good enough too.
It is also interesting to note one sentence I have underlined below where Lukashenko speaks about air defense. He notes that
Belarus has the most powerful air-defense in the west
and I suspect he is not kidding.
- There are some 2 regiments of S-300 with 1 more regiment coming in 2014.
- There are up to one whole brigade of S-300V system
- One battery of TOR-M2 system with another one coming this year
But there are also :
and Belarus modernization of those systems are often even better than Russian one.
Its command centers and radar systems are world class.
Lukashenko: Minsk wants to acquire about 20 Russian fighter jets
The head of Belarus noted, but to protect the borders of the country needs a Su-27 or MiG-29. At that Belarus is ready to modernize the Russian aircraft in its factories.
MINSK, April 26 - RIA Novosti. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that the country needs a couple dozen of Su-27 and MiG-29 or the more modern aircraft.
"Today I have a couple of dozen of Su-27, MiG-29. I need these or the more modern aircraft to ensure the inviolability of borders" - Lukashenko said on Friday, commenting on the recent meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
He noted that the form of Russian aircraft deliveries to Belarus will be the subject of negotiations with the Russian Federation. "The base is to be, or we will put in the existing parts of the fighter planes, this issue is being discussed," - said the president.
According to him, Belarus is ready to modernize the Russian aircraft in its factories. He noted that the issue of modernizing the factories of Belarus, including in Baranovichi, has already been discussed. "I said 'yes', we will have to upgrade the aircraft, if you have such a desire. This is a new theme," - said Lukashenko.
Another interesting article which reveals that 4 division of S-300 system which Belarus will get in 2014 are from Russian stock
Lukashenko: Russian S-300 are designed to ensure the defense of Belarus
Russia in 2014 will supply to Belarus four divisions missile systems S-300. Thus RF complements the Belarusian air defense of those means which are already in service.
MINSK, April 26 - RIA Novosti. supply Russian battalions of S-300 is not directed against anyone, said on Friday the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
Earlier it was reported that in 2014 Russia will supply to Belarus four divisions missile systems S-300 . On Tuesday told Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
"They (Russia) will put us to the C-300. They are there in reserve, are not involved, and we need them. They are not directed against anyone, this is a purely defensive weapon," - said Lukashenko, commenting on the meeting with Shoigu.
"I am very glad that Russia has finally made a step towards us and put these complexes," - he added. Lukashenka also said that the Russian systems are already in service with the Belarusian army.
He noted that the issue of supply of these kits was for several years . "That I have asked and demanded for a long time, seven years ago, that we should put these complexes. And finally under the Minister I distinctly said" yes ", we will supply the several battalions of S-300," - said Lukashenko.
According to him, so Russia complements the Belarusian air defense of those means which are already in service. According to him, the Belarusian air defense today, and so is the most powerful in the west. "She's not only covers the Belarusian border, but also Russia," - said Lukashenko.