Russia may deliver a large batch of Sukhoi Superjet aircraft to Iran before 2020, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel on Thursday.
"Last night, one of the largest Iranian airlines held negotiations with UAC on the possible delivery of ready planes within five years. Different digits have been mentioned and I can mention them too - approximately 100 planes," Rogozin said.
The deputy prime minister said earlier that Iran might partially localize production of Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft if Tehran made a decision to buy ready planes.
"If Iran makes decisions on the Sukhoi Superjet and decides on the prospective purchase of ready planes then we will start to partially localize production in the territory of Iran in building one of the would-be delivered planes," Rogozin said.
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