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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Malaysia to Buy Russian Jet Fighters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia will probably buy advanced Russian-made jet fighters to boost its defenses, a news report said Monday.

The Utusan Malaysia daily quoted unidentified defense sources as saying that the government was closing the deal for the purchase of Sukhoi-30MKM fighters.

The report did not say how many aircraft Malaysia planned to buy and had no pricing details.

A defense official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, confirmed Malaysia's interest in buying the Su-30 but said no decision had been reached.