Su-35s flew from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Ahtubinsk

The prototype model of a new multi-purpose fighter Su-35s, built in Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association of the company "Sukhoi" under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia arrived in the State Flight Test Center at the Ministry of Defense Akhtubinsk.

The flight from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Ahtubinsk completed test pilot Colonel Alexei Pestrikov glycerol. In Akhtubinsk first copy of the Su-35s will soon begin to fly on the program state joint tests.

The contract for the development and delivery of 48 Russian Air Force Su-35s in 2015 was signed between the company "Sukhoi" and the Russian Ministry of Defense at the air show MAKS-2009 in August 2009, the Assembly of the head of the series aircraft (Su-35S-1) ended on KnAAPO this spring. First flight from the factory airfield completed on May 3 test pilot "Sukhoi" honored test pilot of the Russian Federation Sergey Bogdan. It was he 19 February 2008 flew the first flight model of the Su-35 (№ 901), and on 2 October the same year — and the second prototype machine, the Su-35-2 (№ 902). By the way, on May 26 this year by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Sergey Bogdan was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.

As reported after the first flight of Su-35S-1 press-service of the company "Sukhoi", had already successfully completed the pre-test phase of the Su-35, in which fully confirmed the terms of reference set by the stability and controllability, the parameters of the power plant and the main characteristics The onboard equipment. These tests were conducted on two prototypes of the export version of the aircraft. These have now been joined by the first machine for a Russian customer.

Acceptance tests of the Su-35S-1 KnAAPO at the airport, which included seven flights were successfully completed by the middle of May, after which the aircraft began to prepare for the transfer of the Ministry of Defence of Russia to participate in the program of GSI. This modification was colored in blue-gray camouflage and was number 01 on-board with the words "Russian Air Force." In the long journey to the colonel Ahtubinsk Pestrikov started from Komsomolsk-on-Amur on May 27. Stopover for refueling and rest was held in Chelyabinsk. The next day, May 28, the car arrived at the airport glycerol.

This aircraft will be brought to the state joint tests, the results of the first phase of which will be subject to the prior opinion on the conformity with the essential requirements of the customer and the possibility of mass production for delivery in the parade of the Russian Air Force. It is expected that the CIO will be attended by several of the Su-35s, currently collected on KnAAPO.

According to official reports of "dry", the most important features of the Su-35, is qualitatively different from other aircraft of the Su-27 are completely new set of avionics based on digital information management systems and the latest radar station "Irbis" phased grille design NIIP them. VV Tikhomirov, with unique air target detection range and increased number of simultaneously tracked and engaged targets (support 30 and eight attack air targets, tracking four and two ground attack purposes). The fighter used new, more powerful engines, such as "117S" development "Saturn" with thrust vector control. The Su-35 is equipped with a wide nomenclature of modern and prospective weapons of all classes.

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