Cucumber Khan wrote:
Think these "crews" are actually S-300 crews, not Su-30s...
Actually, reading that again, it seems you are correct. It seems they are talking about the S-300 crews.
Nevertheless, it seems it is at least official that there is interest in the Su-30 now. This is the first official announcement of such an interest/announcement that I know of, and by the Defence Minister no less.
As for the major point about the Minister saying Iran needs to be involved in production, that should be a non-issue, as India were involved in the assembly/manufacture of their Su-30MKI.
Let's hope there is good news/confirmation soon. Iran can't keep those dwindling numbers of F-14's in the air forever, no matter how ingenious or smartly they apply themselves. The Su-30 is the perfect replacement, something that has been noted by observers for a while.
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