MW: Su-30 - Armenia, MiG-35 - Azerbaijan. Russia is ready to arm both sides of the conflict


Russia will help Armenia to strengthen its air force, and at the same time will sell its combat aircraft to Azerbaijan. Moscow is ready to arm both sides of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Military Watch writes.


Another outbreak of long-standing confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan will lead to an increase in defense spending of these countries. Yerevan maintains closer ties with Moscow, purchasing mostly Russian weapons. The country is a member of the CSTO, participates in joint exercises and hosts a Russian military base on its territory. There is no doubt that Armenia will turn to Russia for new purchases.

At the same time, Baku, concerned about the plans of Yerevan and Tehran to modernize their air forces, showed great interest in acquiring modern aircraft from Moscow. This is due to the fact that two close partners of Azerbaijan - Israel and Turkey - are unable to meet all of its defense needs due to their limited capabilities. They simply do not have certain sectors of the military-industrial complex, in particular, aircraft construction. Therefore, Russia, most likely, will become a source of replenishment of the Azerbaijan Air Force's fleet.

Now Baku relies on Soviet-made combat aircraft, which are 30 years old or more. There are 19 Su-25 attack aircraft, 13 of which were "supplied" by Georgia, and 6 - by Belarus, as well as 15 MiG-29 fighters, which were "supplied" by Ukraine. All these aircraft appeared in Azerbaijan in the period 2002-2012.

At the same time, Yerevan has access to Russian aircraft of the "4+" generation. The country's Air Force has 4 heavy Su-30SM fighters, with plans to purchase 8 more units. The operation of the fleet of 12 such high-class aircraft will significantly enhance the country's defense capability.

Azerbaijan reported back in April that its pilots conducted test flights in Russia, including on the newest light MiG-35 fighters of the 4 ++ generation. However, later, Baku announced that it was considering the purchase of heavy Su-35 generation "4 ++". The indecisiveness of Azerbaijanis is due to the fact that they want to get a decisive quality advantage over the Armenians.

Considering that Baku already has MiG-29s with the appropriate infrastructure and trained personnel in service, the acquisition of the MiG-35 would be the best decision. Their operation and cost are much lower than that of the Su-35, and the theater of possible military operations in the region is relatively small.
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  1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 September 2020 14: 10
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    MW: Su-30 - Armenia, MiG-35 - Azerbaijan. Russia is ready to arm both sides of the conflict

    - A small addition .... - Su-30 - Russia will supply Armenia for free; well, and for the MiG-35 - to Azerbaijan ... -then Russia has a chance to get paid ... -Yes, a deal will most likely be concluded with Azerbaijan on the "settlement" concerning the "gas pipeline sphere" ...
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 29 September 2020 15: 38
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      Quote: gorenina91

      -Small addition .... - Su-30 - Russia will supply Armenia for free

      Russia supplied 4 dryers to Armenia.

      To implement the deal with the CSTO ally, the Russian negotiators made serious concessions: not only allocated a loan, but also sold the planes at domestic Russian prices, not export prices.

      Free, nobody delivers to anyone.

      Quote: gorenina91
      MiG-35 - To Azerbaijan ... -then Russia has a chance to receive payment ... -Yes, and with Azerbaijan, a deal will most likely be concluded on the "settlement" concerning the "gas pipeline sphere".

      Chances ??? laughing Russia will receive payment at export prices.
      They can walk around, bargain, for example with the French. laughing
      "Pipes" have nothing to do with this topic. No need to fantasize.
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 29 September 2020 14: 18
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    When Roosevelt did business with Hitler, being an ally of Stalin, who was saving the world from Hitler at that time, then the then American "military overseers" were not indignant ... And now, it is enviable that someone has the opportunity, but you do not? Judging by itself, it is not always true ...
  3. Bulanov Online Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 September 2020 15: 55
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    But you don’t need to lend products to anyone. The Russians have already gorged themselves on "forgiven" debts from former brothers and just good people! Let it be a small concession. Ex. free military base, compulsory study of the Russian language, inexpensive, or free development of mineral resources and other resources, etc.
    And here's another:

    This is due to the fact that two close partners of Azerbaijan are Israel and Turkey.

    I wonder why Israel does not recognize the Armenian genocide at the state level, what is it friendly with the Turks and Azerbaijanis?
    1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 29 September 2020 16: 39
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      I wonder why Israel does not recognize the Armenian genocide at the state level, what is it friendly with the Turks and Azerbaijanis?

      -And Russia is "friendly" with gas pipelines and gas supplies ... -Therefore it has interests and some opportunities to link the supply of weapons to Azerbaijan with "friendship with gas pipelines" ...
      - Personally, I intruded here a little with my answer "not quite to your comment" ...
      -There is a certain "captain92" here, with his narratives and references to the fact that politics and economics can be decomposed into "different shelves" ... -that's more likely to refer to him ...
      -But personally, I agree with your maxim about Israel's "causal friendship" with Turks and Azerbaijanis ...
      1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
        kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 29 September 2020 23: 31
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        Quote: gorenina91
        -There is someone here "Captain-Karapetyan 92"

        laughing good I do not even know what to answer you.
        If the number 91 on your nickname is the year of birth, then you are simply a victim of the exam. laughing
        Don't worry, there are many of them in Russia, but if this is your age, then everything is clear. Write further, old and young are always honored in Russia.
        I already wrote to you in another thread: kitchen, children, church. No need to be clever, you are bad at it.
        You don't have to answer. And they really made fun of "Karapetyan". tongue
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 29 September 2020 20: 17
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    If you supply weapons, then only by prepayment. All these former Soviet republics do not like to give the debts of the Russian Federation, but give them for free, the Russian Federation is not so rich, the Russian Federation is full of its problems
  5. In! Finally smarter! Let them fight, since there is nothing to do!
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 September 2020 00: 36
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    Neighbor Vasya is also ready to arm "both sides of the conflict." But there is nothing.
    Flash 35 and no, and everyone refuses.
    And the Su 30 had to be bought before the conflict.
    Or Vanya will fight for the Armenians. are unlikely to have time to train their own.