Jordan Interested in Purchasing Russian Su-34 Bombers – Reports

Su-34 bomber

 

Amman is conducting consultations with Russian manufactures on acquiring a small number of fighter-bomber jets.

Amman is conducting consultations with Russian manufactures on acquiring a small number of Su-32 (export version of Su-34) fighter-bomber jets, local media reported Monday, citing officials working for Russian aircraft producers.

“We hope that the interest will lead to pre-contract negotiations in the near future,” the Russian official told the Kommersant newspaper.

However, Jordan has not filed any official purchasing order yet, the Russian media outlet added.

In late March, the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Russia’s anti-terror air campaign in Syria had raised the popularity of the Su-34 fighter-bombers, which several Middle Eastern countries were interested in buying.

Russia has also been carrying out negotiations with the Jordanian side for the supply of several Mi-26 helicopters used both for military and transportation purposes, according to a source in Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.

 

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Kazakhstan will supply weapons and military equipment to Jordan

 

Military drills in Jordan (archive)

 

ASTANA, January 26. /TASS/. Kazakhstan will supply military equipment and weapons to Jordan, the country’s Defense Ministry press service said on Tuesday Commenting on the results of the Kazakhstani defense minister’s visit to Jordan, the press service said: “The important result of the visit was signing the agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan on military and military-technical cooperation.” “The signed agreements will boost cooperation between the armed forces and defense industries of the two countries,” the defense ministry added. In particular, “an agreement was reached on purchasing Kazakhstani Arlan armored vehicles” assembled at the local plant of the Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering company that opened in Astana last year. The armored vehicle designed for remote firing and observation in all weather and lighting conditions, is capable of withstanding 50 kg of explosives in TNT equivalent from the side or 8kg and 14kg correspondingly under the vehicle and under wheels.  “Negotiations were also held on supplying other defense products – optical night vision and aiming devices, NSVS machine guns of 12.7mm caliber and weapon stations, three coordinated radars, communications systems and others,” the defense ministry said. “Despite the large distance between the two countries, great opportunities exist for development in economic and military-political cooperation,” the press service noted. Jordan also agreed to take part in the 4th International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2016 that will be held in the Kazakhstani capital on June 2-5.