Corporation "Irkut" Russian Air Force delivered the first two multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm. According to a press release, the act of transfer of aircraft signed Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.
Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract to supply 30 Su-30cm in March 2012. Earlier department planned to buy 40 of these aircraft under the state armaments program for 2011-2020. As expected, 28 Su-30cm depart Air Force, and 12 — Black Sea Fleet, which will replace outdated Su-24.
Multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm is a modification of the Su-30MK and is designed specifically for Russia. Among other things, the plane was modern radar systems, telecommunications and public recognition, and new ejection seats and a number of other systems. Changes also were made and fighter weapon.
Su-30cm can reach speeds of up to 2,1 thousand kilometers per hour and has a range of three thousand kilometers. It is armed aircraft can stand missiles and bombs of various types of weighing up to eight tons.
The first flight of the Su-30cm for the Russian Air Force on September 21 over the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.