Second Hand Su-30s to Angola 21 November, 2018

The  ex-Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30 jets, used in the past and returned to Russia, delivered to the new owner.

Su-30 jets, which India had temporarily procured from Russia as a stop-gap solution, returned to Russia after their mission was completed. The first four platforms were delivered under the agreement signed between Angola and Russia and covering 12 aircrafts costs 1 billion USD. Aircrafts were upgraded to the KN standard in Belarus before delivery. While there was no official statement about deliveries, the planes were detected in a satellite image which released in the Swiss press. In the image, it is detected that the aircraft were deployed at the Lubango Joint Airport in Huíla District.


India procured 18 early model Su-30 aircraft as an stop-gap solution between 1997 and 1999. These aircrafts are in basic configuration and has no canard and 3D thrust vectoring system which are standard in MKI models. These platforms delivered back to Russia after the urgent need was lifted.

Second Hand Su-30s to Angola

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