Russia Completing Contract on Arms Deliveries to Syria

Yakovlev Yak-130

According to deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, Russia is observing its contractual obligations with Syria in delivering conventional weapons.

ULAN UDE/ Russia is observing its contractual obligations with Syria in delivering conventional weapons, a deputy head of Russia’s Security Council said Wednesday.

“UN sanctions do not affect the trade of conventional weapons from Russia to Syria. We are delivering these weapons in accordance with contracts that were signed earlier,” Evgeny Lukyanov told RIA Novosti.

Russia is so far not fulfilling an earlier signed contract on the delivery of Yak-130 (Mitten) jet trainer and light attack aircraft or the deliveries of S-300 missile defense systems, Lukyanov added.

Syria was reported to have made an advance payment of nearly $100 million for the first six aircraft, estimated to cost over $15 million each. The light fighters were to be delivered in three installments of nine units last year, 12 in 2015 and 15 in 2016.

A senior official with the Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut said in mid-April the contract to sell 36 Russian-made combat trainers remained suspended until the situation on the ground in Syria stabilized.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated a longstanding pledge last month to carry out arms deliveries to Syria. Moscow has maintained that its supply of defensive weapons to Damascus is in compliance with international law.


Irkut Corporation plans to promote its products at the African market



Irkut Corporation made another step towards promotion of its products in Africa. It signed a memorandum with the largest private aerospace company of Republic of South Africa (RSA) – Paramount Group, TASS reports.

“The parties will carry out joint feasibility studies of potential opportunities for industrial and technological cooperation aimed at promotion of products manufactured by Irkut Corporation at the African market,” said in the document.

Delegation of Irkut Corporation headed by Vladimir Sautov, Vice-president on Marketing and Foreign Economic Cooperation, visited facilities of the Paramount Group. “Industrial, technological and marketing capabilities as well as commitment to cooperate with us demonstrate that the company may become an important partner of Irkut Corporation in this region,” representative of the corporation, Gennady Prishepa, said.

In November Irkut came to an agreement with Pamodzi Group in terms of promotion of MS-21 aircraft in the regions of Africa located South of Sahara. The agent agreement was signed in the network of Russia-RSA Intergovernmental Committee on trade and economic cooperation.

Corporation “Irkut” at the MAKS-2013 will sign a contract for 40 MS-21

24.06.2013 JSC “Air Show”
Corporation “Irkut” expects, during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013 to sign a contract for the supply of 40 medium-range aircraft MS-21, it was said at the air show in Le Bourget, by President of the Corporation “Irkut” Oleg Demchenko.

First deal will be concluded with a Russian leasing company for 30 aircraft. We are talking about a solid contract, said the President of “Irkut”. “On the MAX it will be a firmes an order for 30 aircraft. It will be a Russian leasing company,” – he said.

The second deal involves the supply of 10 MS-21 aircraft to airline “IrAero.” “It will be signed this year, certainly, it is desirable to MAX” – O.Demchenko expressed the intention .

Russia buys Indian computers for their Su-30

Russia buys Indian computers for their Su-30

As reported on February 8 Indian newspaper The Economic Times, Russia has placed an order for the purchase of 34 computers control radar to equip its Su-30.

“Enterprise” Irkut “confirmed purchase order for 34 computers Radar Computer-I and Radar Computer-II for the Russian Air Force, beginning in January 2014. The order will be performed by the company HAL », according to a press release from Indian aerospace PSU. Today was a total of 300 computers for the Indian Air Force, Algeria and Russia, commissioned by the Russian company “Rosoboronexport”.

HAL produce these computers within the licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters in India in order to reduce dependence on imported foreign equipment components and spare parts. Over 190 Su-30MKI fighters will be produced at the site of the company in Nasik