The first production Su-35s for the transmission of the Russian Air Force, May 3, 2011 for the first time rose into the air, according to RIA Novosti.
The first production Su-35s for the transmission of the Russian Air Force, May 3, 2011 for the first time rose into the air, according to RIA Novosti. The fighter made its maiden flight from the airfield of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). Su-35s spent one and a half hours in the air, and the first flight of production aircraft was considered a complete success.
During the first flight of the Su-35s checked and engines, stability and control of a fighter. Piloted the first production Su-35 honored test pilot Sergei Bogdan Russia, February 19, 2009 flew the first prototype flying combat aircraft. "Dry" expects to pass the first Su-35S Russian Defense Ministry after factory testing of a fighter.
The company "Sukhoi" has already completed preliminary tests of the prototype of the Su-35, in the course of which were confirmed by all the main characteristics of a fighter. Earlier, the Su-35s was sent to the passage of state joint tests, the results of which will be received on the conclusion of the Russian Air Force aircraft accordance with the essential requirements of the military. In total, the Russian Air Force to get 48 Su-35s by 2015.
Buy Su-35s for the Russian Air Force carried out within the state armaments program for 2011-2020, funding for which is about 20 trillion rubles. As expected, after the Ministry of Defence of Russia will receive all ordered fighters to "dry" after the 2015 contract will be signed for the supply of an additional 48 Su-35s.
Su-35S is a fighter of "4 + +" long-range. The aircraft is capable of speeds up to 2.5 thousand kilometers per hour, its flight range is 3.4 thousand kilometers, and a combat radius — about 1.6 thousand kilometers. Su-35s armed with one 30-mm cannon and has 12 points of suspension for surface weapons, including missiles and bombs. Resource fighter is six thousand flight hours, and service life — 30 years.