Fighters USAF F-15C had a two-week joint exercises with Russian aircraft production Su-30MKM standing armed royal Malaysian Air Force, said the commander of the 18th Wing U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Matt Mollow.
«We flew with the» dry «one by one, in the criteria line of sight and out of it, made a huge number of tasks. As expected, their new aircraft have shown themselves perfectly. In flight they showed tremendous agility runtime major combat maneuvers. In carrying out tasks in the criteria for non-line of sight fighters showed ownership situation in the airspace, «- said General website flayglobal
According to him, «for many American pilots the opportunity to fly together with the MiG-29 and Su-30 is available only once in their career.»
As noted Malloy, he hopes that in the future U.S. Air Force units and squadron of the Su-30 will be able to operate from 1st airfield. «I think we can build a special case with a squadron of Su and expand our knowledge of tactics», — he added.
In 2003, a multi-purpose Su-30MKM of production of JSC «Corporation» Irkut «became the winner of the tender announced a year ago by the Ministry of Defence of Malaysia, for the purchase of military aircraft for the party of government air force. Main rival Su-30MKM was South American F-18 «Super Hornet.»
Royal Malaysian Air Force when a new aircraft gave preference to the Russian Su-30MKM after painstaking research all bidders.
In May 2003, the Ministers of Defence and Malaysia parafirovalii contract to supply 18 Su-30MKM. In August 2003, during an official visit to Malaysia, Russian President signed a contract for delivery of a given type of combat vehicles.
Su-30MKM entered service 11 Squadron KVVS Malaysia (11 Squadron RMAF), stationed at the airbase Hong Kedak, reports «Interfax».
Fighters Su-30MK chosen as the main combat aircraft Air India, Algeria and Malaysia.