Two more Su-30MK2 multi-role fighters arrived at Da Nang air base (Vietnam). The aircraft were delivered to the customer under a contract for delivery of 12 jets of the type signed in 2013. The jets were delivered to Vietnam by An-124-100 Ruslan transport aircraft, i-Mash reports with reference to Bao Dat Viet.
Vietnam started purchasing Russian-produced aircraft in mid-1990s after a long downturn in the military-technical cooperation between the countries. In 1995 Vietnam purchased the first six Su-27 fighters (5 Su-27SK and 1 Su-27UBK) worth $150 million. In early 1997 Hanoi purchased the second batch of six Su-27 fighters (5 Su-27SK and 1 Su-27UBK).
In December 2003 Rosoboronexport signed a contract for delivery of four Su-30MK aircraft to Vietnam. The basic version of Su-30MK was upgraded in accordance with the requirements of Vietnamese air forces. The jets were delivered to the customer in 2004. Taking into account the cost of the basic version of Su-30MK, weapons, spare parts and required modifications of its design the total value of this contract reached $120 million.