"Rosoboronexport" and the company "Sukhoi" put Vietnam has three multifunctional fighter Su-30MK2, said the military-diplomatic source.
- Su-30 MK2
"Planes have already been delivered to the customer. In the near future they will become part of the Vietnamese Air Force, "- said the source.
He noted that at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association is building the next batch of fighter aircraft intended for delivery to Vietnam in accordance with the previously signed contracts.
The agency’s interlocutor said that today are in operation two contracts to supply aircraft to Vietnam. First, the total cost of about $ 400 million, provides for the delivery of eight Su-30MK2 fighters, under the second contract, the value of which, according to unofficial data, is already a billion dollars Vietnamese Air Force will receive 12 Su-30MK2. These contracts also provides for the delivery of weapons, equipment and spare parts for these aircraft.
Earlier it was reported that in the future Vietnam may purchase an additional 24 Su-30MK2.
Previous batch of four aircraft was delivered to Vietnamese Air Force in December of last year.
This time it was sent to Vietnam three, not four Su-30MK2, because one of the fighters destined for Vietnam, crashed during a flyby in February of this year. "Very soon, the delivery schedule will be restored. Construction of the new aircraft is already underway in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, "- said the source.