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Russia sells 12 fighter jets to Sudan

November 15, 2008

Russia has sold 12 MiG-29 fighter jets to Sudan, Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein said during a visit to Moscow on Friday, Russian news agencies reported.

“Yes, it’s all done. The planes have been bought,” the defence minister was quoted as saying to reporters at a briefing in Moscow, in response to a question about a contract for the purchase of the 12 planes.

“We are very satisfied with our military relations with Russia,” he said.

Hussein also said he hoped Russia would take a more active role in Sudan’s oil industry, adding that this would be at the heart of discussions during an upcoming visit to Moscow by Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir.

He did not say when the visit could take place.

“Based on our successful experience of economic development cooperation with China, we want Russia to be another pillar in the economic development of Sudan,” Hussein said.

A MIG-29 warplane is pictured at the International Aerospace ... 
A MIG-29 warplane is pictured at the International Aerospace Exhibition at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport in May 2008. Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein has confirmed the purchase of 12 MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia.(AFP/DDP/File/Axel Schmidt)

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JF-17 “Thunder” Aircraft Join Pakistani Air Force

March 14, 2008

In these photos released by the Pakistan Air Force,  JF-17 thunder fighter aircraft, jointly built by Pakistan and China, operates at a Pakistani Air Force base in Kamra near Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday, March 14, 2008. Pakistan’s Air Force has recently received six JF-17 thunder fighter aircrafts from China. The JF-17 Thunder aircraft is an advanced multi role light combat aircraft jointly invested and developed by China and Pakistan. It is a key collaborative strategic project between the two countries in the military field, according to a statement issued on Friday by the Pakistan Air Force.
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