At the airbase, which is located near the town of Krymsk held test flights of new modernized fighters. Two Su-30M2 and Su-four 27SM3 risen in air.
In the framework of the state defense order for Kuban received 12 Su-27SM3 and 2 Sou-30M2. Earlier media reported the arrival of Komsomolsk-on-Amur last 4 SU first of December.
This summer, in the Lipetsk center retraining of pilots of the pilots have been trained. There they learned to manage their new machines.
— So as not to give up without a pilot basis, classes were held in three steps — says Vladislav Pavlov, pilot Crimean air base. — The flight crew now mastered the control of both models. The week was spent on memorizing the location and study monitors, levers and switches. Later, all of us are already in place on the machine working out the power.
On computer monitors accurately reproduced the control cabin of a fighter. All have the highest proximity to reality — the electric panel has pointers heights rate of speed. If the "student" has forgotten something, he can see the detailed reference material.
Su-27SM3 — profound modernization of the Su-27 fighter aircraft and is the fourth generation. Slider Sou-27SM3 has a huge capacity, increased range and the best possible agility.
Su-30M2 — double combat aircraft, greatly surpassing their predecessors. These aircraft can attack multiple targets at once at once, with the goal may be not only in the air, and on the water or on the ground.
These winged cars, according to the pilots, one of the best. Sou-30M2 has a system of in-flight refueling, therefore able to be in the air about eight hours. In addition there instead of switches devices installed LCD screens, allowing to obtain a more accurate and complete information about the systems and the position of the machine during the flight.
In the words of Colonel Igor Gorbul, head of the press service of the Southern Military Area, already first in 2012 at an air base will go another 10 Su-30M2.