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    Belarus to Receive 4 Russian Yak-130 Jets, S-300 Battalion in 2016

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    Commander of the Belarusian Air Force Maj. Gen. said that Belarus will receive the fourth and final battalion of S-300 air defense systems as well as another four Yak-130 combat trainers in 2016.

    TVER (Russia) (Sputnik) Belarus will receive the fourth and final battalion of S-300 air defense systems as well as another four Yak-130 combat trainers in 2016, Commander of the Belarusian Air Force Maj. Gen. Oleg Dvigalev said Wednesday.

    "The deliveries of S-300 battalions from Russia will be finalized this year. Three of them have been already deployed in Belarus, while the fourth is on its way," Dvigalev told reporters following a meeting of the CIS coordination committee on air defense issues.

    According to Dvigalev, Belarus has received the first four Yak-130 combat trainers from Russia and is expecting the arrival of four more by the end of the year.

    Moscow and Minsk signed an agreement on joint protection of the Russia-Belarus Union State airspace and the creation of a unified regional air defense network in February 2009.

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