Yemen invested $ 1 billion purchase of Russian weapons and the future will be equipped with MiG-35
Data Figure: Russian-made T-80BV main battle tank
Data Figure: Russian-made MiG-29SMT multipurpose fighter
China Network on March 2 hearing, according to Russia’s “ties” news report, Yemen has been signed with Russia to buy $ 1 billion of weapons and military technology and equipment agreement.
Yemen the purchase of Russian weapons, including T-80 and T-72 main battle tanks, MiG-29 fighter jets, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, attack and transport helicopters, and other military products . Fewer people, according to news sources, Yemen, the purpose of purchasing the weapons, in addition to strengthening national defense strength, but also to more effectively combat piracy and terrorism.
the huge arms purchase agreement was signed during the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s visit to Russia. Saleh has said, and goalkeeper in the near future to purchase a number of modern Russia’s MiG-29 fighters. In addition, he also disclosed that in the future may also purchase the latest type of MiG-35 multirole fighters.
Saleh told the media that, although for Yemen, the Russian-made fighters is very expensive, but the Yemeni government has equipped the relevant budget, while military performance of these weapons is also very satisfaction. He stressed that: “If the Russians can help us find more oil, gas and metal deposits, then everything will become better. Then we will be able to buy more aircraft.” (Spring)