RUSSIA is supplying Iran with an advanced surface-to-air missile defence system, fighter jets and an upgrade of its ballistic rockets, in the wake of loosened sanctions.
Tehran said the next generation of its precision Emad missiles were being developed with the help of Moscow, sparking fear and condemnation from Western nations.
The Islamic republic is also purchasing the S-300 missile defence system, in a deal that would hand Iran a brand-new missile defence system by the end of the year.
Iran‘s defence minister also confirmed he would sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets.
General Hossein Dehghan did not specify how many fighter planes Iran will buy, or give a timeline for the signing of the deal.
But a large order remains likely as the isolated nation’s air force still heavily depends on modified versions of long-outdated warplanes, including former Soviet MiGs and American F14A Tomcats from the 1970s.
Russia has already started delivering S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran under a deal that was temporarily frozen in 2010 due to UN sanctions.
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