posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:18 AM
Russia Promoting SU-30 for Thailand
In an interview on July 5th, thailand's ambassador to russia, Sorayouth Prompoj, said that his country was seriously reviewing an offer from Russia
for the supply of a minimum of ten Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role combat aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force.
RTAF plans to acquire new fighters have been hampered by Thailand's stipulation that it would prefer to make a barter deal for the aircraft,
exchanging them for huge quantities of frozen chickens.
Concerns over the Asian bird flu scare has hit Thailands chicken eports heavily, (it has a surplus of thousands of tons of frozen chickens avaliable
for export), and this is why it is particularly keen to seek a barter deal for its future fighters.
Got to love this lol