Mexico selects Sukhoi Su-27 for strategic surveillance
10 May 2006
The Mexican navy has selected Sukhoi’s Su-27 over the Saab/BAE Systems Gripen to equip its first air defense unit. The new fleet of 10 fighters will enable strategic surveillance over key areas of the Mexican coastline, such as the Bay of Campeche oil field.
The navy is now entering into contract negotiations with Russia’s Rosboronexport agency for the purchase of eight single-seat Su-27s and two Su-27UB two-seat trainers.
- Flight International