According to Algerian Arab-language Alkhabar Online, Algeria took delivery today of eight jets, Sukhoi Su-30 MKA fighters.
On the other side, Russian Sputnik News Website revealed few days ago that Russia started the delivery of the jets to Algeria under the contract signed late 2015 to deliver 14 Su-30MKA fighters, a variant of the Su-30 developed specifically for the Algerian Air Force.
The North African state already operates 44 Su-30MKA fighters, manufactured in Irkutsk.
Sputnik added that Russia has also reportedly started delivery of its Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters to Algeria under a contract on 50 jets to be supplied by 2020.
Besides, according to media reports, Russia delivered dozens of T-90SA tanks to Algeria, seeking to develop its military capability in these dangerous circumstances that the Maghreb Region is going through.
Russia is the second exporter of military equipment and military industry.
The export volume for the next three years to various countries — from 2016 to 2018 — is expected to stand at $15 billion annually, as stated Anatoly Punchuk, according to Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC).