Defense acquiring the 30 Su-30cm

Defense acquiring the 30 Su-30cm

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with "Irkut" for the supply of the second batch of 30 multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm. On Wednesday, December 19, reports "Interfax" referring to the press service of the Defense Ministry.

According to the press service of disk imaging of the military department, the aircraft built in the period up to 2016. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed.

First contract 30 Su-30cm was signed in March 2012. Earlier Defense was going to buy 40 of these aircraft, 28 of which are supposed to give the Air Force. Another 12 suggested to transfer the Black Sea Fleet to substitute outdated Su-24 bombers.

The first two fighters "Irkut" put Russian Air Force on November 22. In the air Su-30cm for the first time rose 21 September 2012.

Sou-30cm is a modification of multipurpose fighter Sou-30MK for Russia. Plane the rest was in the middle of modern airborne radar systems, communication systems and municipal recognition, and new ejection seats. In addition, fighter received new weapons.

Fighter Su-30cm reach speeds of up to 2,100 kilometers per hour in the flight range of 3,000 km. On arms plane can carry up to eight tons of missiles and bombs of various types.

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