Aircraft of this size, first, a light bomber Su-2, took part in the fighting during the Russian war majestically. The Su-6 during the war was almost brought to mass production. Only the reluctance of military and political control of the country to reduce the creation of waste mass IL-2 is not allowed to launch a series of this car, which had clearly an advantage for a number of characteristics.
The flowering EDO has fallen on jet age, when the Air Force began receiving aircraft grade "Su" virtually the whole range: from interceptors to attack planes and bombers. The ability of aircraft designers bureau at the time were clearly demonstrated in the development of revolutionary strategic bomber T-4 prototype of which flew in 1972 Even then, this project stood out clearly appropriate handwriting suhovtsev, the main feature of which was the willingness to take risks and implement technical breakthrough solutions.
We note an innovative approach to building cars — provisions for modernization were so large that some aircraft Sukhoi design of the late 1960s — mid 1970s. up to now are armed with the Russian Air Force and more than 30 foreign countries. This is a front-line bomber Su-24M fighter-bomber Sou-17/22 and the Su-25. A number of upgrades has permitted significant increment potential of these aircraft and maintain their properties at a level that meets modern requirements. Moreover, programs of modernization of the Su-24 and Su-25SM last, the latter will improve substantially during the term of the current time in the State of weapons programs from the period up to 2020 (GPV-2020).
In general, the most famous and rightly deserved success was the development of Sukhoi Su-27, the 1st of the best fighters of global generation 4 and 4 + / + +. In fact, the platform of T-10 Russian Air Force is allowed to stay in the big league the best air force in the world, even the most languid times following a disaster right around the state in 1991 Moreover, exports of fighter planes Su-27/30 ensured the survival of Russian aviation industry in the absence of domestic defense order and made basic conditions for the new step of its development, which came with the adoption of the State of weapons programs from the period up to 2020 for a total post-Soviet era have been exported more than 500 "Sukhoi" fighters, in addition to the 2- half hundreds of kits for license production
Su-27 in China and Su-30 in India. This is a very non-descript up to a narrow sector of expensive fighter languid class which surpasses even the South American export sales of similar F-15. Need to see that such a result was achieved not only because of the "good heredity", in other words, actually having a good supply in the form of the Su-27. Some other Russian KB before diving into the market forces also had good starting conditions, but were not able to use these abilities. "Suhovtsy" did not just exploit them inherited from the Russian past hurt, but is constantly evolving and improving the product, creating a line of limited supply of Su-30MK2 fighters to close in their abilities to the fifth generation of the Su-35.
Major role in the preservation of such dynamic innovator played just right which occurred generational change in the leadership of KB. In 1998, it was headed by Mikhail Pogosyan, the young, who at that time was only 41. Apparently, this event played a decisive role in the possibility of CB and made around the company "Sukhoi" to adapt to market conditions.
Su-27 and its variants were the "backbone" of the Russian aviation. The relevant point is the fact that the Su-27, issued by the Russian back in time, became the first aircraft to modernize the Russian Air Force began (in the version of the Su-27SM) first
2000s., When the funding costs of the Armed Forces of several grown. At the current time, the only procured Air Force fighter planes are the front-line fighters and bombers of the brand "Su". The company has almost a monopoly in the development of Russian manned combat platforms. Moreover, the prospects of Russian combat aircraft are associated only with the "Dry" — the company develops fighter Fifth-generation T-50, the three most experienced flying prototypes of which have already been built and are tested. Bomber The Su-34 has changed the Su-24M and even take over some functions of the remote bomber Tu-22M. Since planned to upgrade only 30 units Tu-22M, Su-34 after 2020 may become the main sub-strategic Russian bombers. A clear indicator of the value that is assigned to this machine the Russian Air Force, are placed on it orders the Ministry of Defence. Total Russian military has already contracted more than 120 Su-34, and this number is greater than the purchase of all other combat aircraft in the post-Soviet era. In all this there is reason to believe that this purchase Su-34 will not be limited.
A quick look at the specifications announced by procurement under the LG-2020 leave no hesitation in that particular product "dry" will have major fraction of the supply of the latest technology in the Air Force. According to the data posted in press, 2020 is meant to buy 74 fighter T-50 (including 14 experienced and pre-production cars), 96-120 Su-35s, 60 Su-30cm, 129-147 bombers Su-34 and about 12 Su-25UBM, in other words very nearly 400 combat aircraft of the 600 cars that will be purchased by the Air Force as a whole.
So Makarov, in the long term development of the company aircraft "Dry" will retain the role of "backbone" of the Russian Air Force. Moreover, today saying that specifically with future advances in the development of modern technology will be linked and the success of the Russian Federation on the external markets. Given the fact that the supply of aircraft normally accounts for about 50% of all Russian arms exports, and their dominant fighter br
and "Su", the role of "Dry" is critical to the preservation and expansion of the potential positions of the Russian Federation as a stately air power.