Su-35 in exchange for oil: how Russia will arm Iran with "Egyptian" aircraft

In early 2022, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi is due to visit Russia. During the visit, a wide range of trade andeconomic, political and military-technical issues. This was announced by the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri, who visited Moscow in October and talked with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov.

Tehran wants to conclude a new agreement with Moscow on military and military-technical cooperation, since all restrictions on this matter from the UN have been lifted. Moreover, a meeting of the joint Russian-Iranian commission on military-technical cooperation should take place in the near future. Begeri did not give any other details.

Therefore, what kind of Russian weapons systems the Iranians want to acquire is still unknown. However, a number of Western media outlets are actively quoting Iranian journalist Babak Tagwai, who has been permanently residing in the West since 2013 after being accused of espionage in his homeland. The expert said, referring to his sources, that in January 2022 Iran should sign with Russia a long-term agreement on cooperation in the field of security and defense for $ 10 billion, which will include the purchase of Su-35SE fighters, S-400 air defense systems, a spacecraft (satellite) military use and other issues. Moreover, this agreement will be partially or fully paid for by Iranian oil.

Tagwai clarified that we can talk about the purchase of 24 units of these fighters, and about 16 of them have already been produced and are located at the site of the Gagarin Aviation Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. He explained that these are fighters that Egypt ordered in 2018, but Washington is preventing the completion of the deal by threatening to impose sanctions on Cairo, which would harm the existing arsenal of the Egyptian Armed Forces (more than 200 F-16 fighters, dozens of AH-64 Apache helicopters and over 1000 tanks M1A1 Abrams). Therefore, the Egyptians are in no hurry to receive combat aircraft from the Russians. In turn, the Russians tried to sell these Su-35SEs to Indonesia, but the United States was in advance too.

Cairo immediately paid Moscow $ 3 billion for the planes, the aircraft has already been built or is on the assembly line, so there can be no talk of terminating the contract in principle. In this regard, the Egyptians allegedly asked the Russians to transfer these fighters to Iran, which will pay for them with "barrels of crude oil." This is a normal barter deal with an absolutely working scheme that will satisfy everyone except the US. Iran has already selected 30 pilots to be sent to study in Russia, and if the above agreement is signed, as planned, training will begin in January, and by mid-2022 all 24 Su-35SEs will be transferred to the Iranians.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 29 December 2021 22: 49
    Good news.
    Obviously, $ 10 billion for the Russian Federation from Iran for the supply of weapons is a good start of military-technical cooperation between strategic partners.
    1. Alex777 Offline Alex777
      Alex777 (Alexander) 30 December 2021 12: 04
      Egypt immediately paid 3 billion. Big money for Egypt.
      As far as I understand, part of the Iranian oil will compensate for his expenses.
      Everyone will be fine. And it is right.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 December 2021 22: 55
    It would be nice. But these media bloggers always misinterpret everything.
  3. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 29 December 2021 22: 56
    crude oil of Iranians for the Russian Federation is more profitable than palm oil of the Indonesians, a liquid commodity both within the Russian Federation (refining) and in foreign markets.
    Well, those who have sat down on the US igloo can forget about their defense against the countries of the US allies, the Egyptians will be an easy target for the Jews, Indonesians for the Australians)). all the rumors that the Iranians would be wrapping themselves with Chinese handicrafts, as expected, turned out to be the stuffing of Jews and the CIA)). Moreover, the Chinese themselves bought both the su35 and the C400, because they cannot create anything of the kind.
    I'm sure the Iranians will not limit themselves to the su35, I think they are also interested in the su57, and the su75 (plus the UAV version) may generally become the most massive aircraft of the Iranian Air Force. in this situation, the Jews will have nothing to catch at all, they can be shot down in the sky of Israel
    1. Teaser Offline Teaser
      Teaser (Vasiliy) 30 December 2021 00: 19
      That Iran will acquire Russian aircraft and air defense systems is very good for Israel. And $ 10 billion is very good for Russia. Everyone wins: Iran, Israel and Russia! good
      1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
        maiman61 (Yuri) 30 December 2021 08: 09
        This is great for Israel! There will be no temptation to strike Iran! So there will be no war. And a weak Iran tempts Israel to flex its muscles.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 December 2021 10: 42
    In general, Russia can trade in barter with many. But our government has made itself dependent on $. Therefore, if it works out, to pull off this deal, Russia and Iran will be the winners.
  5. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 2 January 2022 13: 27
    With $ 3 billion, our Aerospace Forces could buy a Su-35 for themselves, at least for a combat regiment.
    Soon, something will need to be opposed to the 200th F15EX.
    To date, the Su-35S is the best aircraft in the Aerospace Forces, until the Su-57 has been brought to mind and the Su-30SM has not been modernized to the level of CM2.
  6. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 3 January 2022 11: 45
    Quote: assault 2019
    With $ 3 billion, our Aerospace Forces could buy a Su-35 for themselves, at least for a combat regiment.
    Soon, something will need to be opposed to the 200th F15EX.

    А 195 F-22 and ~ 500 F-35s are not already taken into account? wink lol