Siberia has received the fourth generation Russian fighter jets, Su-30SM, the latest development of the twin-seat Su-30 jet fighter family, itself a derivative of the long-serving single-seat Sukhoi Su-27.
The Domna air base is to get 10 such aircraft by the end of the year. Ten more will be provided next year in order to establish an aviation regiment equipped only with the newest Russian fighter jets.
The Su-30SM can detect enemy aircraft at a distance of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles).
The new aircraft has better radar and communications capabilities, an improved friend-or-foe system, a new ejection seat and new weapons.
The Russian Defense Ministry and aircraft-maker Irkut JSC have signed a contract for the delivery of an additional 30 Su-30SM multirole fighter jets by 2016. The Russian Air Force received the first two Su-30SM aircraft last month after the MoD and Irkut signed and contract for the delivery of 30 Su-30SMs was signed in March
The Russian Air Force has taken delivery of the first two Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter aircraft, according to plane maker Irkut. Flight testing of the multirole fighter jet began around two months ago, following the first flight of the Su-30SM Sep 21, Irkut said in a statement
Russia's second Sukhoi Su-30SM multi role fighter jet successfully completed its maiden test flight on Monday. The second fighter jet completed the flight tests and stayed in the air for an hour and 40 minutes
The first multirole fighter aircraft from the Sukhoi stable, designated the SU-30SM marked its maiden flight at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia today. A statement from the Sukhoi Design Bureau said that the Su-30SM multirole fighter is the further development of the Su-30MK combat aircraft family
Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and President of Irkut Corporation Alexey Fedorov, have signed the contract on Su-30SM multirole fighters delivery for the Russian Armed Forces. Under the contract, Irkut Corporation will supply to the Defence Ministry 30 aircraft of this type by 2015
Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and President of IRKUT Corporation Alexey Fedorov, have signed the contract on Su-30SM multirole fighters delivery for the Russian Armed Forces. Under the contract, IRKUT Corporation will supply to the Defence Ministry 30 aircraft of this type by 2015
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