Russia's new Sukhoi fighter jets will cost more than $28 million each, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, the Russian Air Force commander-in-chief told Rossiya-24 Television Channel Tuesday.
"New aircrafts appear, and their cost is enormous. Each plane costs more than 1 billion rubles: Su-30, Su-35, Su-34," he was quoted as saying.
The jets need contemporary airfields to work their best, he said. Russia has 150 airfields in use, most of them constructed during the Soviet Union.
The multipurpose Su-30 of the 4+ generation is a modification of the Su-27 and is intended to lead group combat actions in gaining air superiority, to cover ground troops and objects, eliminate assault forces, as well as conduct aerial surveillance and engage surface targets, according to Ria Novosti.
Multifunctional Su-35 fighters, with their medium-range missiles, are used to gain air superiority by eliminating manned and unmanned flying vehicles. Su-34 fighter-bomber is capable of performing high-precision missile strikes, including with nuclear weapons, at land and sea targets at any time of the day, the report added.
Sukhoi and India plan to sign another contract in the framework of the joint project for the construction of a fifth generation multipurpose combat jet, Alexander Klementyev, a Sukhoi deputy director general told Itar-Tass. “We hope the contract [for experimental design works] will be signed soon,” he was quoted as saying
Russia is to present Sukhoi Su-35, MiG-29 fighter jets and Yakovlev Yak-130 jet trainer aircraft and Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter and Mi-35M, Mi-28NE, K-52 and other combat helicopters at the Farnborough Airshow , Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport reported. " We are planning to present combat helicopters and airplanes for delegations from the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia," the head of the Rosoboronexport delegation, Sergei Kornev, was quoted as saying
The Iraq Air Force reportedly received over a dozen of Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircrafts from Russia to reinforce its forces in their battle against militant offensive. In a video released on Wednesday by the defense ministry, three Sukhois shown landing are likely from Iran, media reports reported
The Sukhoi Company today transferred to the Russian Air Force the first batch of serial Su-34 front-line bombers under the 2014 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off the airfield of the Novosibirsk aircraft plant and headed to the place of their deployment
Indias fleet of Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft are suffering multiple failures of its cockpit display system, if leaked documents are to be believed. According to a communiqué between HAL and Irkut Corp dated 28 February 2014, the MC-1 or Mission Computer 1 and the head-up display (HUD) of the Su-30MKI has recorded “multiple cases of repeated failure”
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Indian Air Forces frontline combat aircraft Sukhoi-30 fleet grounded after a crash in Pune on October 14 will be back in service within a weeks time, Air Force Chief Arup Raha said Friday. This is the longest period that the Russian-made aircraft has been grounded since 2009 when operations were suspended for nearly three weeks following an accident
The largest hull sections of Britain's second of two new aircraft carriers have been docked in Scotland, marking the beginning of the ship's assembly, according to UPI News. According to the report, the two hull sections -- one weighing about 6,700 tons and one weighing at nearly 9,000 tons -- were built by BAE Systems at company facilities in Portsmouth, England, and Glasgow, Scotland and are now in dry dock at Rosyth
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