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    miketheterrible

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    Re: Russia-Angola weapons deal

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:12 pm

    Is Russia gonna get anything out of it or not? Cause I have a feeling this isn't a Russian export thing since it may be India who gets the money and Belarus who gets the contracts to modernize it to KN model.
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    Re: Russia-Angola weapons deal

    Post  medo on Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:14 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Is Russia gonna get anything out of it or not?  Cause I have a feeling this isn't a Russian export thing since it may be India who gets the money and Belarus who gets the contracts to modernize it to KN model.

    India will get nothing as they are not Indian planes. India order and pay for Su-30MKI. Irkut deliver those 18 Su-30K as interim planes until ordered Su-30MKI were ready and delivered to India and after receiving Su-30MKI, India return them, but they went to Belarus because of import taxes. Irkut will get money for the planes and for components for modernization to KN standard. Baranovichi plant will get money for overhaul and modernization work. Russia will also sell new weapons for them like R-77 missiles and Kh-31A/P missiles and other guided bombs and missiles, which Angola didn't have in armament before. Also they will sell spare parts, maintain jets, etc. Selling them to Angola and Sri Lanka is better than staying in Baranovichi doing nothing.

    On the other hand Angola and most probably Sri Lanka will still get very potent multirole jets, similar to Su-30MK2. Radar in Su-30KN have similar capabilities as N001VEP, it also have Pastel RWR, SATNAV, Sorbtsia ECM pods, data links to work in group and with ground control, etc. I'm not sure for Sri Lanka, but Angola have enough oil money to buy all needed armament for them and supporting equipment.
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    Re: Russia-Angola weapons deal

    Post  medo on Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:26 pm



    Angolan Su-30KN in new Angolan AF colors.
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    Re: Russia-Angola weapons deal

    Post  medo on Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:03 am





    First pictures of Su-30KN in Angola.

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