Russia announces military aircraft sale to Vietnam, Algeria

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Russia said Tuesday it had signed agreements to sell 20 Sukhoi figher planes to Vietnam and 16 to Algeria, news agencies reported.

The head of Russia's military technology cooperation service, Alexander Fomine, announced the sales at the Farnborough International Airshow currently under way near London.

The date on the which the deal with Vietnam for the SU-30MK2 aircraft was signed was not disclosed.

Fomine said Russia had signed an agreement this year with Algeria, with deliveries of the SU-30MKA aircraft to take place in 2011 and 2012.

© 2010 AFP

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