Russia delays £1 billion MiG-35 purchase until 2016

Russia is delaying plans to purchase 37 MiG-35 fighters, according to local daily Kommersant. The programme, worth over $1 billion, was expected to go through this year but is now being pushed back two years. The decision comes after Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said the government expected to push back programmes worth up to 100 billion roubles ($30 billion) to 2016 as Ministry of Finance shuffles budgets. Despite the retreat, Russia’s defence budget is still on cou...
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