A file picture shows ammunition being displayed in front of a MIG-29 fighter jet. Russia could supply 10 ultra-modern MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria.


Moscow - A Russian arms manufacturer says it is signing a contract to deliver at least 10 fighter jets to Syria.

Sergei Korotkov, general director of the MiG company that makes the jets, told Russian news agencies on Friday that a Syrian delegation was in Moscow to discuss terms and deadlines of a new contract supplying MiG-29 M/M2 fighters to Syria.

Korotkov did not say how many MiGs Syria were buying, but says it would be “more than 10.”

Russia has previously said that it would only fulfill outstanding arms contracts with Syria.

Over 70 000 have died in the two-year Syrian civil war. - Sapa-AP