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Source: excerpt from 12.02.06, ARMS-TASS (Moscow)
Iran will purchase three twin-seat Su-25UBT attack aircraft from Russia, the publication Middle East News Line has reported with a reference to a source in the Russian defense industry. According to the publication’s information, the contract was concluded in 2005 and will be fulfilled during 2006. The total of the contract still has not been mentioned.
According to information of the Russian information agency NewsInfo, Iran has confirmed the fact of this deal.
According to ARMS-TASS information, the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivered three new Su-25UBK airplanes to Iran in 2003. Originally it had been a question of the delivery of 12 aircraft, but the contract was signed only for three airplanes. In this connection, the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant management expressed at that time the hope for continuation of work with Iran on this subject.
Surely Iran is preparing for and impending(?) strike. I know about the Su-25UBK, but i am clueless what this 'UBT' designated package includes
Originally posted by ch1466
These su-25's look like faster but less well armed and less well armoured a-10s and as such im not at all worried about them especially as they are trainers/attack aircraft.
While I'm not exactly holding baited breath myself, the notion that the A-10 and Su-25 share much to be compared over is something of a tarred-with-same-mission-brush misperception.
I meant that they looked like they perform the samemission as an a-10 (ground attack) but are faster, less well armed and less well armoured, and that i didnt think that we should be worried about them. i wasnt trying to say that they looked identical.
ch1466 im not meaning to be offensive. your posts are all ways infomational and you sound like you know exactly what you are talking about but you often go into to much detail and often i skip your posts because there too long and technical and i cant be assed reading them.