In Russia completed testing of the upgraded Su-25UBM that can be used for pilot training and for combat missions. As informs "Interfax" referring to a source in the military-industrial complex, the act of the successful completion of state tests signed Russian Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said. The Air Force Su-25UBM recommended for mass production.
Flight characteristics of the Su-25UBM compared with the Su-25UB has not changed, but the fighting capabilities of the aircraft increased substantially. As part of the modernization of attack aircraft, it set a new sighting and navigation system "Bars", which includes a system of data processing and display systems, satellite and short-range navigation and electronic intelligence station. As a result of the modernization of navigation accuracy increased by three times, and the accuracy of bombing svobodnopadayuschih bombs reached the same figure for the corrected munitions.
According to the source agency, precision bombing from level flight at an altitude of 200-300 meters is now 10-15 meters, and the positioning accuracy with satellite correction — 15 meters and 200 meters without adjustment. Sioux 25UBM capable of performing combat missions during the day and night in adverse weather conditions. The aircraft can be flown at speeds of up to 950 kilometers per hour, and its combat radius of 300 kilometers. Attack aircraft is equipped with double-barreled 30-millimeter cannon and ten points for the suspension arms weighing up to 4.4 tons.