Iran to Buy Fighter Jets from Russia

By John Lee.

Iran will sign a contract with Russia to buy Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday.

Gen. Hossein Dehghan did not say how many fighter planes Iran will buy, or give a timeline for the signing of the deal, but he said that Iran would also be involved in the production of the aircraft.

According to the report from Associated Press, the fighter jet is believed to be comparable to the American F-15E fighter bomber.

The Minister also rejected reports that Iran has negotiated the purchase of J10 fighter jets from China.

(Source: AP)

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