MOSCOW, 17 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to launch the production of Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 17 February, BelTA has learned.
“You once raised the question of cooperation in aircraft production in the Eurasian Economic Union. So I should tell you that the Belarusians are already producing up to a thousand component parts for the MC-21 [Russia's medium-range narrow-body passenger aircraft] and Sukhoi Superjet 100 (Russia's short-range narrow-body passenger aircraft]. We have three factories: two military and one civilian. They used to be repair shops. Today they produce component parts,” the head of state said.
“As I was informed by the government, they are ready for the production of the Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft that have proved to be efficient in Ukraine. We are even ready to produce them in Belarus if the Russian Federation provides a little bit of technological support,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.