SERBIA stopped buying Su-30 fighters

SERBIA stopped buying Su-30 fighters
Our homeland and Serbia stopped negotiations on supplying Balkan country of functional Su-30 fighters. This in an interview to RIA Novosti Deputy General Director of «Rosoboronexport» Alexander Mikheev. According to him, negotiations on supplying warplanes conducted a little earlier, but that Serbia «had difficulties with financing.»

Meanwhile, in the current time is in Belarusian Baranavichi party of 18 Su-30K fighters returned India on the system «trade-in» in exchange for more advanced Su-30MKI. According to Mikheyev, the currently being consulted on the modernization of fighters and supplying them to Ethiopia. Details of negotiations Mikheev did not elaborate. He also did not say whether these aircraft to be offered Serbia.

First reported in 2009 that the Ministry of Defence of Serbia wants to buy a few fighters capable of air superiority, ground attack and reconnaissance. Among the options considered probable South American F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet, the European Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish JAS 39 Gripen and Russian MiG-29 and Su-30.

In April this year it became clear that Serbia wants to purchase a Russian fighter MiG-29M/M2 6, with the contract expected to be signed before the end of 2013. Later it was reported that Our homeland Serbia provide export credit for the purchase of arms and military equipment, including the MiG-29 and ground radars. Characteristics of the transaction is likely unidentified.

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