Iran’s Air Force has added first three Sukhoi Su-35S fighters it bought from Russia in exchange for loitering munitions sold.
This was reported by SavunmaSanayiST.com on April 18.
These jets were reportedly built for Egypt, which later denied them citing “technical reasons.”
A photograph purportedly showing these warplanes taking off them Mehrabad International Airport is being shared on social media.
While it is not known how many Su-35s Iran will receive, Russia had produced 15 of 24 Su-35S previously ordered by Egypt.
Tehran is also said to be buying two S-400 air defense system batteries, the report said.
It is claimed that Iran will pay for the Su-35s by shipping different types of weapons and ammunition to Russia including Shahed-136 Kamikaze drones.