Russian Su-30SM fighter jet will be modernized and equipped with high precision weapons.
During a visit to the Irkut plant where the Su-30SM is manufactured, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that The Russian Federation possesses more than 100 aircraft of this type.
The head of the military department pointed out that the United Aircraft Corporation and Irkut are to perform not only contracts for the supply of new equipment, but also work within the full life cycle.
The minister did not specify the modernization schedule or the type of precision-weapons to be installed. The Su-30SM modernization has been in the pipeline for the last few years. Other than a AESA fire control radar, the other aspects of the proposed modernization include pilot information system and precision munitions.
In other development, the head of the military department said that two squadrons of the Su-30SM aircraft had already been put into service with the Republic of Kazakhstan. Supplies are planned to be continued. The Armed Forces of Belarus are preparing to take the first batch of the Su-30SM in 2019.
Russia is expected to make first delivery of four Su-30SM fighter aircraft to Belarus this year, according to a report by Belarusian Telegraph agency (
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Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation announced its plan to conclude a new contract this year with the Russian Ministry of Defence for the supply of Su-30SM fighters. "This year we plan to sign a new contract, which will ensure the loading of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in the coming years at the level of 12-14 aircraft per year," President of United Aircraft Corporation and Irkut Corporation Yury Slyusar was quoted as saying by the Vedomosti newspaper
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