Sukhoi has delivered a batch of its new Su-35S fighter jets that will be used for training of Russian pilots.
“A batch of the latest Su-35S multipurpose fighters entered the Russian Ministry of Defense’s state center for training aviation personnel and military tests,” the ministry announced today.
The jets were flown by Aerospace Forces crews from Khabarovsk Territory to the Lipetsk Region. “The flight took place with two intermediate landings. During the flight, the crews covered about 7000km,” the statement read.
Five of these jets will soon be delivered to Egypt.
Sukhoi Su-35S Combat Jet
The Su-35S jets are powered by two TRDDF 117S engines developed by NPO Saturn. The 117S is a development of the AL-31F engine installed on Su-27 aircraft and is distinguished by an increased afterburner (from 12,500 kgf to 14,500 kgf) and non-afterburner (from 7700 to 8800 kgf) thrust.
Its most advanced feature is the integrated digital control system, KSU-35 which is capable of taking over the automatic control of the aircraft during combat use, cross-country flight, and landing approach.
The KSU-35 limits the aircraft going beyond the permissible values of flight parameters, and also takes the aircraft away in case of a threat of collision. If one or more aircraft controls are damaged, the KSU-35 automatically compensates for the failure.
Its N135E airborne radar "Irbis-E", equipped with a phased antenna array can detect targets - up to 350 km on a target with a radar cross section of 3 m2. Electronic scanning provides simultaneous tracking of up to 30 and simultaneous firing upon 8 air targets.
The radar also has the ability to detect ground targets - simultaneously track 4 and fire on 2 of them.