Belarus has received first two of the total ordered 12 Su-30SM fighter jets today.
"Under the defense procurement plan, Su-30SM multirole fighters will be delivered. Two fighters are expected to land at the Baranovichi aerodrome tomorrow afternoon," Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov, was quoted by the BelTA news agency, on Tuesday.
The agreement for the dozen Sukhoi jets to replace old MiG-29 fighters, was signed in 2017. Two more jets are expected to be shipped to the country by the end of 2019.
The Su-30SM is a generation 4++ serial-produced and upgraded two-seat super-maneuverable fighter jet. The Su-30SM is furnished with two AL-31FP thrust-vectoring reheated double-flow turbofan engines. The fighter has an operating range of 1,500 km and a flight endurance of 3.5 hours without refuelling.
Belarus is set to receive four of the 12 ordered Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia in November. “The contract, which was signed in 2017, has come into force
Belarusian firm AGAT-Sistemi Upravlenia (AGAT Control Systems), a subsidiary of the state-owned Geoinformation Control Systems Holding, has unveiled “Berkut-3,” an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a tailless flying wing design. The UAV has a wingspan of 3 meters, maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 11 kg, and has the ability to carry a 2 kg payload
Belarus has delivered last of 12 Su-30K fighters to Angola last month, after they were upgraded by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in conjunction with Russias Rosoboronexport. The last two Su-30Ks were delivered to Angola in April this year, Alexander Vorobey, Deputy Director for Development at the 558th Aviation Repair Plant told the TASS news agency
Russia has delivered two more Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to Belarus, days after the country received the first two aircraft on November 13. “Two more Su-30SM multirole fighters landed at the airfield of the Baranovichi air base on November 20
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