The Russian Defence Ministry has purchased eight multi-role Su-30SM for use by the country’s Navy.
The Naval version of the Su-30SM was revealed recently ahead of the MAKS 2015 show. The carrier based multi-role aircraft is said to be further evolution of the Su-30 fighter.
A statement from Irkut Corporation, the manufacturer of the Su-30SM quoting head of the Russian defence ministry Yuri Borisov said that the contract was signed on Monday.
Terms of the contract involve the supply of the aircraft during 2016-2017. "This will give additional load to the Irkutsk aircraft plant and provide it with economic stability", said Borisov.
(Editor: Translated from Russian.)
The Russian Navys “double multipurpose” fighter Su-30SM will participate in the flying displays of the MAKS 2015 show next week. The Su-30SM is a further development of the family of combat aircraft such as the Su-30MK, produced at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant - branch of PJSC "Irkut Corporation", a company press release said
Irkut Corp plans to export four Su-30SM aircraft each to Kazakhstan and Belarus next month, Oleg Demchenko, President of Irkut Corporation said. BelTA, a Belarus based media organization reported from LIMA 2015 that Irkut will deliver four YAK-130 combat trainers besides the 4 Su-30SM to Belarus
IRKUT Corporation has completed the state defense order in 2014, with delivery of more than 40 Su-30SM multi-role fighters and Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to the Russian Defense Ministry. In 2014, together with the increase of Su-30SM fighters supply to the Russian Air Force, IRKUT began the transfer of this type fighters to the Russian Naval Aviation
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