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Sukhoi transferred a batch of Su-30M2 fighters to the Russian Air Force

08/05/2014 | By Sukhoi

The Sukhoi Company transferred a batch of multipurpose Su-30M2 fighters to the Russian Air Force in the framework of the 2014 State Defense Order. The Russian Air Force Commission checked the technical documentation on the combat aircraft at the airport of Sukhoi’s subsidiary — Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant (KnAAZ). The military pilots tested fighters on the ground and in the air. Afterwards the new aircraft flew to the place of their deployment. This year the Air Force will receive a few more Su-30M2.

Su-30M2 is designed to gain air superiority by destruction of manned and unmanned aircraft with medium- and short-range air-to-air guided missiles, engaging surface and ground targets with all kinds of weapons, primarily precision ones, while acting individually or in a group in any weather conditions. The aircraft can be used for aircrew piloting technique training and for the use of air weapons. Having a second crew member reduces the load on the pilot in a combat mission with long-range guided weapons, during night operations, as well as during long-haul flights with mid-air refueling.

The Su-30M2 main features include a modified weapon control system with advanced capabilities to destroy ground and sea targets; a new cockpit display system with multifunctional color liquid crystal displays; improved navigation and radio communication systems; a modern onboard defense system; a wide range of “air-to-air” and “air-to-surface” weapons hosted on 12 hardpoints; an in-flight refueling system; a strengthened airframe and landing gear, ensuring aircraft operation with full fuel tanks and maximum combat load at take-off weight up to 38 tons. The Su-30M2 weapon control system provides for detection, tracking and destruction of air, ground and sea targets with aircraft weapons in all weather conditions, day and night.

The Sukhoi Company is a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation.

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