The flight program MAKS-2015 for the first time will participate double multipurpose fighter Su-30SM naval aviation of the Russian Navy.
Unique features super-maneuverable fighter demonstrate a mixed crew of naval aviation pilots and test pilots Corporation “Irkut”.
Su-30SM will be shown at the air show in the traditional naval aviation navy two-tone color (dark gray camouflage top and bottom) with printed image of St. Andrew’s flag. Multi-purpose fighter Su-30SM is a further development of the family of combat aircraft such as the Su-30MK, produced at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant – branch of PJSC “Corporation” Irkut “.
Fighter adapted to the requirements of the Russian Ministry of Defense in radar systems, radio and public recognition, the armed, ejection seat and a number of support systems.
Su-30SM has a super-maneuverability, equipped with radar with a phased antenna array, engines with thrust vector control and canards. The fighter is able to use modern and promising high-precision weapons class “air-to-air” and “air-to-surface”.
“Su-30SM comes into service of naval aviation of the Russian Navy in July 2014. In the past year naval aviation of the Navy adopted a 3 Su-30SM, 2 aircraft entered service on August 17 this year, 3 more of these machines will come in September October 2015.
It is planned that in the period up to 2020 naval aviation of the Russian Navy will receive in its composition more than 50 Su-30SM,” said on the eve of the MAKS-2015 Chief of Naval Aviation Russian Navy Hero of Russia Major-General Igor Kozhin.
According to him, the supply of the troops Su-30SM can significantly enhance the ability of the Navy aviation groups.
“Great range, the ability to refuel in the air, the ability to hit with precision weapons, air, surface and ground targets – these Su-30cm demand for naval aviation of the Russian Navy,” said Major General Igor Kozhin.