On approaching

On approachingSu-35 until the end of 2010 will proceed to the state tests

The company "Sukhoi" completing preparatory factory functional tests of a promising fighter Su-35s and wants the fall of 2010 to present plane for municipal joint tests. According to the head designer of OKB "Dry" Igor Demin, in tests for combat use will involve six fighters. In the future, the new Su-35S Russian Air Force will use the created now flush with the PAK FA.

Everything is ready

At the current time in the flight tests are participating two Su-35s, but in the process of municipal testing their number will be increased to 6 units. Third machine 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 OKB "Dry" has announced that during the preparatory test new fighter one hundred percent confirmed the design of the property. Namely, the aircraft was able to reach at ground speeds of 1.4 thousand kilometers per hour and at an altitude of — 2,5 thousand kilometers per hour. The highest altitude fighter was 19 thousand meters. Due to the radar with a passive phased array (PFAR) N035 "Irbis" detection range in the "air" was about 400 km.

In the framework of the state tests of the Su-35s, which will be Air Force pilots of, will test the weapons fighter aircraft systems, as already confirmed in the course of preparatory test features. After which the aircraft to be delivered to the Air Force of Russia. Formally, Russian Air Force will receive the first Su-35s until the end of 2010 — it will be transferred to the military in the framework agreement concluded in August 2009.

April 26, 2009 at the airport "Dzemgi" Komsomolsk-on-Amur crashed third flight model of the Su-35BM tail number "904". Making high-speed jog plane descended from the runway. A test pilot Yevgeny Frolov first class safely ejected. The premise of the tragedy was the problem of the engine management system.

In 2009, during the international air show MAKS in Zhukovsky near Moscow Department of Defense RF received at the "Dry" 48 Su-35s. This contract was naikrupneyshey decades bargain purchase of combat aircraft for the Air Force. Amount of the transaction are not known. Presumably, Sou-35s will cost about 40 million dollars. Under the agreement, the Russian Air Force to get the ordered aircraft in the period from 2010 to 2015. It is expected that a similar agreement will be concluded and for the period from 2015 till 2020 year.

Batch creation of the Su-35s will be at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO), which is currently being engaged in the creation of parts and devices for future production fighters. Start serial assembly scheduled for the third or fourth quarter of 2010. In addition, the "Dry" has signed contracts with foreign companies for the supply of components, devices and equipment.

Besides Russian Air Force aircraft deliveries, "Dry" is also in talks with zabugornom customers interested in buying Sou-35. Bulk deliveries export version fighter planned for 2012. Namely, in 2009 its intention to acquire 12-15 new aircraft announced Libya.

The profound modernization
Su-35S created on the basis of the Su-27 as the future development of this aircraft. First flight fighter made in 1988, and the flight of the first production aircraft took place in 1992. By the beginning of the 2000s, was released 12 copies flying aircraft, but later example program was terminated in favor of the project is considered more promising of the Su-37, which, in general, too, was later closed. In 2005 it was decided to resume the development of the Su-35, received factory index 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 be considered as th 2005, as the project is a promising fighter was changed to a large extent in comparison with the initial applets. From unusual Su-35 Su-35BM by the absence of the frontal horizontal tail, has a modern information management system, a radar with PFAR and engines that meet the requirements for aircraft propulsion fifth generation.

On approaching

On approaching

On approaching

From top to bottom: the Su-27SKM Su-35 (Su-27M modified), Su-35BM.

The Su-35BM installed 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) in response to "dry." These engines are capable of providing supersonic flight without using afterburners, have a plasma ignition system and vserakursny thrust vector control. From the "Product 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".

In addition to N035 "Irbis", considered the most massive fighter radar in the world, the Su-35s will use the additional radars, which will be located in the wing leading edge and the keel. 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. In addition to the radar on Russian fighter will be used 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.

Glider Su-35S is made of composite materials 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, visibility fighter markedly reduced in comparison with other aircraft fourth generation.

Among other innovations — advanced electronic warfare systems capable of providing electronic protection and group when flying in echelon. In the cockpit will have two functional LCD monitor with the ability to work in multi-screen mode, and a 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 fli
ght hours.

Su-35s will be able to reach speeds of up to 2.6 thousand kilometers per hour, and the practical range fighter would be about 3.6 thousand kilometers. The aircraft will be armed with 30-mm cannon with 150 rounds ammunition, will also receive a 12-point suspension for missiles of "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface", unguided rockets, svobodnopadayuschie and bombs. In total, the Su-35s will be able to take on board the combat load of up to eight tons.

The program is now being explored by the municipal arms for 2011-2020 includes funding of over 13 trillion rubles. 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 fighters will be increased, not yet clear. Fighters fifth-generation T-50 Russian Ministry of Defense while looking to purchase a total of 60 units.

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