Russian MoD signs contract for first 30 Su-30SM fighters

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Russian MoD signs contract for first 30 Su-30SM fighters

Joined: July 17th, 2007, 10:30 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 2:49 pm #1

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120322/172317814.html

The Su-30SM is a twin seater which will augment the fleet of new single seat Su-35S's.

As of today the Russian MoD has on order: 120 Su-34's, 30 Su-30SM's, 48 Su-35S's and 28 MiG-28K's or 226 new airframes.

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Joined: October 16th, 2003, 11:49 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 4:32 pm #2

Russian aircraft industry sees a reviving of its former glory!
Clearly only this 226 airframes makes RuAF the strongest one in Europoe and new airframes will help flight hours go up. Still however i am w8ing first AESA equiped plane to be fielded by Russia.

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Joined: February 15th, 2010, 4:18 pm

March 22nd, 2012, 11:49 pm #3

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120322/172317814.html

The Su-30SM is a twin seater which will augment the fleet of new single seat Su-35S's.

As of today the Russian MoD has on order: 120 Su-34's, 30 Su-30SM's, 48 Su-35S's and 28 MiG-28K's or 226 new airframes.

What advantages do the Su-30SM(besides thrust vectoring)have over the Su-35?
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March 23rd, 2012, 3:11 am #4

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120322/172317814.html

The Su-30SM is a twin seater which will augment the fleet of new single seat Su-35S's.

As of today the Russian MoD has on order: 120 Su-34's, 30 Su-30SM's, 48 Su-35S's and 28 MiG-28K's or 226 new airframes.

They both have thrust vectoring. The SM is a Russianized Su-30MKI with all the French and Israeli toys removed. A twin seater optimized for bombing. It should be inferior to the Su-35S in the AA role as it will not come with the Irbis radar, but instead will come with an older Bars derivative set. It should be a better bomb truck than the Su-35S, and cheaper too. The Su-35S wont be certified to fire every PGM in the Russian arsenal for a number of years yet while the Su-30MKI has already been certified on basically every kind of ordinance. That's really what's driving the procurement.

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Joined: February 15th, 2010, 4:18 pm

March 23rd, 2012, 11:41 am #5

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120322/172317814.html

The Su-30SM is a twin seater which will augment the fleet of new single seat Su-35S's.

As of today the Russian MoD has on order: 120 Su-34's, 30 Su-30SM's, 48 Su-35S's and 28 MiG-28K's or 226 new airframes.

Thanks for the info Irkut!
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March 23rd, 2012, 2:42 pm #6

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120322/172317814.html

The Su-30SM is a twin seater which will augment the fleet of new single seat Su-35S's.

As of today the Russian MoD has on order: 120 Su-34's, 30 Su-30SM's, 48 Su-35S's and 28 MiG-28K's or 226 new airframes.

Which version of Bars though Irkut ? as far as I understand it had several revisions.
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