Iran’s Defence Minister revealed that Tehran and Moscow are set co-produce Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft.
In a television interview, The Diplomat Iran’s Defense Minister, General Hossein Dehqhan said Iran and Russia will enter in a deal for co-production of undisclosed number of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft.
If the deal sails through, Iran will be the second country in the world after India to produce variation of the Su-30 fighter warplane locally.
So far no further details have been given out as to what capacity Tehran will be involved in co-production process of the warplane.
A source within Iran’s Defence Ministry interviewed by Sputnik News said the contract could be signed on February 16, when the Iranian Defence Minister arrives in Moscow to discuss the deliveries of S-300 air defense systems and the Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft at an undisclosed future date.