First Su-30 MK2 planes en route to Venezuela

An aircraft-manufacturing firm in Komsomolsk-on-Amur that is part of the Sukhoi Holding has sent the first two Sukhoi Su-30 MK2 airplanes ordered by Venezuela.

"These two Su-30 MK2 airplanes are being airlifted in a Ruslan heavy transport plane. They are intended for the Venezuelan Air Force," a source in the Russian

defense sector told Interfax-AVN.

The planes are expected to take part in a military parade in Venezuela on December 10.

A $1.5 -billion contract for the sale of 24 Su-30 MK2 airplanes was signed with Venezuela in summer. tm md

[Source: Interfax-Military, Moscow, 30Nov06]

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