Russian Air Force Gets New Batch of Su-35, Su-30M2

  • Our Bureau
  • 02:45 PM, October 13, 2014
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The Sukhoi Company today handed over a batch of Su-35 and Su-30M2 fighter aircraft to the Ministry of Defense in the framework of the common day of acceptance of the military equipment delivered by the defense industry. 

The aircraft were produced in accordance with the State orders for the supply of combat aircraft to the Russian Air Force under the State Armament Program for the years 2011 — 2020. Their implementation will ensure a deep modernization of the Russian Air Force and provide for a high long-term work load for the Sukhoi Company and its partners, according to an official statement.

The Su-35S is a deeply modernized super-maneuverable multirole fighter of the “4++” generation. The applied technologies of the 5th generation provide for the superiority of Su-35S aircraft over similar class fighters. The aircraft has a much better flight characteristics compared with standing analog fighters and more perfect on-board avionics. It outperforms similar aircraft in service with the foreign armies in many technical characteristics. 

The Su-30M2 main features include a modified weapon control system with advanced capabilities to destroy ground and sea targets; a new cockpit display system with multifunctional color liquid crystal displays; improved navigation and radio communication systems; a modern onboard defense system; a wide range of “air-to-air” and “air-to-surface” weapons hosted on 12 hardpoints; an in-flight refueling system; a strengthened airframe and landing gear, ensuring aircraft operation with full fuel tanks and maximum combat load at take-off weight up to 38 tons. 

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