Uganda may buy more Su-30 jets from Russia

Uganda is in talks with Russian state arms export company Rosoboronexport over an option purchase of six more Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets.

Updated: Sep 22, 2012, 11:54 AM IST

Moscow: Uganda is in talks with Russian state arms export company Rosoboronexport over an option purchase of six more Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets.

Uganda had signed its first contract to buy six Su-30MK2 fighters this year, said Rosoboronexport`s deputy director Alexander Mikheyev.

"Now, we are talking about an option, the Ugandans expressed interest in buying another six aircraft of this type," he said.

Rosoboronexport has also signed a contract to sell six Mi-17 helicopters to Ghana, he said.

The first two aircraft will be delivered to Ghana in a year, he said.

Talks are also underway about setting up a helicopter service centre in the region.

IANS