notaxonrotax
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Russia Sells Syria 36 YAK-130.

Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi,

apparently the contract was signed last year (December); what are your thoughts??

http://www.rusarmy.com/wallpapers/avia2/yak-130/yak-130_800%20001.jpg

Politically very sensitive, I´d say!!
I wonder what the reactions will be from the West!!

Source in Dutch only, sorry.

http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/2721778/...opt-syrie-gevechtsvliegtuigen.html



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RE: Russia Sells Syria 36 YAK-130.

Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:07 pm

Is this actually going through, or is this like the MiG-31 "sale" they were to have made a few years ago to Syria?

Cash up front before the regime falls, I'd guess.
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RE: Russia Sells Syria 36 YAK-130.

Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:24 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):
Cash up front before the regime falls, I'd guess.

Oh definitely!

Yes sorry, the article actually mentions that!
First aircraft will be dispateched upon receipt of some kind of down payment!!

Not surprising.......

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