Malaysia has placed an order for 35 Vympel R-77 RVV-AE air-to-air missiles with Russia's Rosboronexport arms agency.

The deal is worth Malaysian Ringgit 106 million ($35 million), with the first missiles to be delivered by the end of 2012, says Rosboronexport in a statement.

The missiles will arm the Royal Malaysian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft.

The R-77, referred to as the AA-12 Adder by NATO, is a medium range, active radar-guided missile similar to the Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM.

Source: Flight International