New Export Version Of Su-30SM Fighter Unveiled At Singapore Airshow 2016

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  • 08:29 AM, February 18, 2016
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New export version of the Su-30SM fighter jet has been introduced for the first time at the Singapore Airshow 2016.

"The Su-30SME aircraft [the export version of the Su-30SM fighter jet] has been shown on the international market for the first time," source in the defense and industrial sector was quoted as saying by TASS.

The new Su-30SME aircraft will be equipped with a Russian-made avionics suite unlike the previous versions containing foreign components.  

Unlike the Su-30MKI fighter jet, the avionics suite mounted on the Su-30SME aircraft’s version lacks French-made components, according to the source.  

Russian-made components for the Su-30SME fighter jet’s avionics suite have allowed enhancing the aircraft’s capabilities.

The new fighter jet has already grabbed the interest of Southeast Asian, Middle East and North African countries, the source added.

The Su-30SM (SM standing for serial-produced, upgraded) multipurpose fighter jet is designed both to gain air supremacy and attack ground and surface targets, and has been manufactured for the Russian Air Force since 2012.

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