Uzbekistan informed Russia about plans to purchase Su-30SM multi-purpose fighters and ammunition for them, RIA Novosti reported.
Uzbekistan reportedly informed the Russian authorities of its interest to buy, through the Russian export credit, Su-30SM thrust-vectoring multi-purpose fighters, ground support equipment, control and test equipment, spare parts, tools and accessories, and training of flight and engineering-technical personnel.
Uzbekistan will soon send an application for the purchase of the aircrafts.
The Russian Authority for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed that “the Uzbek authorities expressed interest in buying Su-30SM fighter jets.
The Su-30SM (SM for Serial, Modernized) (Flanker-H by NATO classification) is considered a 4+ generation fighter jet.The aircraft has been upgraded according to Russian military requirements for radar, radio communications systems, friend-or-foe identification system, ejection seats, weapons, and other aircraft systems.