Thursday, February 26, 2009

Defense: Yemen to buy Russian fighter planes

Yemen seeks to buy more Russian fighter jets among other military hardware, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in an interview published Thursday by the Vremya Novostei daily.

"We had had the (MiG-29) fighter airplanes for a long time, they are good fighters. Suffice to say that we intend to buy more of them, I will not say how much, but it will be MiG-29 and maybe MiG-35," Saleh told the daily, AFP informs.

"We are also holding talks on buying Russian helicopters and cutters," Saleh, who arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, added.

Source: FOCUS Information Agency
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