Sudan Deploys Russian Military Aircraft in Darfur

28 January 2010 (Last Updated January 28th, 2010 18:30)

The Sudanese Air Force is deploying Russian military aircraft for conventional warfare and counter-insurgency operations against rebels in Darfur. Russia delivered four Mi-35 attack helicopters, which have been operated in attacks on rebels in the Darfur province since late 2009, accord

The Sudanese Air Force is deploying Russian military aircraft for conventional warfare and counter-insurgency operations against rebels in Darfur.

Russia delivered four Mi-35 attack helicopters, which have been operated in attacks on rebels in the Darfur province since late 2009, according to worldtribune.com.

In addition, Sudan also deployed eight Russian Su-25 Frogfoot fighter jets at the Wadi Seidna Air Base for operational service during 2009.

Sudan said it would receive additional Russian aircraft in 2010, including the MiG-29 fighter-jet, under a contract signed between the nations in November 2008.

At present Sudan has a fleet of 12 MiG-29s, which includes ten MiG-29SEs and two MiG-29UBs.