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Russia's UAC Could Win Tender to Deliver Fighter Jets to Bangladesh

© Sputnik / Ilya Timin / Go to the photo bankA Su-35S Super-Flanker fighter lands at the Besovets airfield in Karelia
A Su-35S Super-Flanker fighter lands at the Besovets airfield in Karelia - Sputnik International
An official representative of Russia’s Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade said that Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation with its advanced MiG-35 fighter jets is one of the key candidates to win a contract to deliver eight multi-role combat aircraft to the Bangladesh Air Force.

Exhibitor area of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) at the 51st International Paris Air Show - Le Bourget 2015 held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre in France - Sputnik International
United Aircraft Corporation to Supply 152 Aircraft in 2017 - UAC President
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) with its advanced MiG-35 fighter jets is one of the key candidates to win a contract to deliver eight multi-role combat aircraft to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), an official representative of Russia’s Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT) told Sputnik on Friday.

"United Aircraft Corporation with Su-35, MiG-35 and Su-30SM fighters is the main candidate to win the contract," the representative said.

Bangladesh’s Directorate General for Defense Purchase announced on its website it was interested in the acquisition of eight Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) in the financial year 2017-2018, with an option of purchasing additional four aircraft in the future, according to the document.

The Bangladeshi Air Force already has Russian MiG-29S fighters in operation.

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