A quick update

A quick update

Continuous delivery of Su-35S Russian Air Force will start in 2012

Budding fighter Su-35s — the time-tested profound modernization of the Su-27 — entered the preparatory step terminates industrial tests. The company "Sukhoi" wants to fall this year to provide aircraft for municipal joint tests, during which it test the Russian military pilots. According to the head designer of OKB Sukhoi Igor Demin, in tests for operational use will be involved 6 Su-35s. The plans — new fighters Russian Air Force to use even with the PAK FA is now created.

At the current time in flight tests involving two Su-35s, but in the process of state testing their number will increase to 6 units. Third plane will rise into the air before the end of 2010. According to Demin, the program provides for the fighter flight tests perform a huge number of flights — this is due to the introduction of the Su-35S huge number of new systems, components and weapons, which require painstaking inspection.

In July 2010, the Sukhoi Design Bureau has announced that during the preparatory test new fighter one hundred percent confirmed the design of the property. Namely, he was able to reach at ground speed 1.4 thousand km / h and at an altitude of — 2,5 thousand km / h The highest altitude of the Su-35S — 19 thousand meters. Due to the radar with a passive phased array (PFAR) N035 "Irbis" detection range in the "air-to-air" was about 400 km.

In the process of municipal tests for combat use, which will be conducted by military pilots will test the weapons fighter aircraft systems, as already confirmed in the course of preparatory test features. Once all the checks run out, the aircraft to be delivered to the Air Force of Russia. This is expected to happen in 2012. Formally, Russian Air Force will receive the first Su-35s by the end of 2010 — it will be transferred to the military in the framework agreement concluded in August 2009.

In 2009, during the international air show "MAX" in Zhukovsky near Moscow Russian Ministry of Defense purchased from "Dry" 48 Su-35s. This pin-Rakta naikrupneyshey become in recent decades a deal to buy fighter planes for the Air Force. The cost of machinery unknown. Presumably the price of the 1st Su-35 — about 40 million dollars. So Makar, procurement for the Air Force could do Ming-defense almost 2 billion dollars, but the amount of the transaction can be found and below.

Under the agreement, the Air Force will receive the ordered aircraft in the period from 2010 to 2015 year. Is expected to conclude a similar agreement on the years 2015-2020, in other words, Russian troops will get about 96 Su-35C.

Batch creation of these machines will be carried out at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). Currently the company is engaged in production of parts and devices for future fighters. Serial production is planned for the third or fourth quarters of 2010. "Dry" has also entered into agreements with foreign companies to supply units, machinery and equipment for aircraft.

In addition to the supply of Russian Air Force fighters, "dry" is negotiating the sale of aircraft zabugornom buyers. Bulk deliveries of export versions of the Su-35 should begin immediately with the Russian — in 2012. The intention to purchase 12-15 new fighters announced Libya.

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Long way

The Su-35 is created on the basis of the Su-27 as the future development of this aircraft. The first flight of a fighter with such a designation made in 1988. By the beginning of the 2000s was made 12 copies of the flight of the Su-35, but later turned in favor of the program from which was considered a promising project of the Su-37, has the 1st option modernization of the Su-27. Later this project, too, was closed. In 2005, a decision on the resumption of development Sou-35, received the manufacturer's designation of the Su-35BM (Base model).

Despite the long history of creation, the beginning of the year the development of the Su-35BM (Russian Air Force will receive the Su-35S — Series) should still be considered the first in 2005, as the project is a promising fighter was changed to a large extent in comparison with the initial applets. So, from the ordinary Su-35 Su-35BM by the absence of the front horizontal tail, has a modern information management system, a radar with PFAR and engines that meet the requirements for aircraft propulsion fifth generation.

The Su-35BM are power plants "Product 117S", developed by NPO "Saturn". This is the lite version of the engine, "Article 117", which will be installed on the aircraft promising fifth-generation PAK FA (T-50) produced by the "dry". These engines are capable of providing supersonic flight without using afterburners, have a plasma ignition system and vserakursny thrust vector control. From the "Articles 117," version "C" differs only in the introduction of an old electro-mechanical control systems. It is planned to be installed on the Su-35S "Article 117".

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In addition to N035 "Irbis", considered the most massive fighter radar in the world, the Su-35s will use the additional radar L-band, which will be placed in socks wings and fins. This placement will allow the radar to increment the ability to detect stealth fighters of the enemy, for example the F-22 Raptor, thanks to the various corners of the emission of radio waves and their spectrum. Russian fighter receives and opto-electronic location station. Su-35s will be able to accompany the storm to 30, and up to eight air targets or up to 4 and 2-ground targets, respectively.

Essentially modified Su-35S airframe is made of composite and covered with radar absorbing materials. In conjunction with the conductive coating the cockpit canopy, also reducing the number of protruding sensors on the fuselage of the fighter visibility greatly reduced in comparison with other aircraft fourth generation. By some estimates, in front of the projection of an effective scattering cross-section of the Su-35S is the least square meters. For most modern fighters fourth generation, the figure is an average of 12.3 square meters.

Among other innovations applied in the Su-35s — modern electronic warfare systems capable of providing electronic protection and group aircraft when flying in echelon. In the cockpit will have two functional LCD monitor with the ability to work in multi-screen mode, a fully standard holographic display on the windshield. Resource Su-35s will be 6 thousand flight hours, service life — 30 years of service and resource engines — four thousand flight hours.

Su-35s will be able to reach speeds of up to 2.6 thousand km / h and operational range fighter would be about 3.6 thousand kilometers. Plane will be armed with 30-mm cannon with 150 rounds ammunition, will als
o receive a 12-point suspension for a wide range of weapons, from missiles "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" to rockets, svobodnopadayuschie and bombs. In total, the Su-35s will be able to take on board the combat load weight up to 8 tons.

The program is now being explored by the municipal arms for 2011-2020, the consideration of which the government will be held September 30, 2010, includes funding of over 13 trillion. Part of the funds will be spent on upgrading the Russian Air Force, but limited to the acquisition of business 96 Su-35s or purchases of these aircraft will be increased, it is not clear yet. By some estimates, the Russian Air Force to 150-200 Su-35s. Fighters fifth-generation T-50, while the Ministry of Defence wants to buy a total of 60 units.

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