Podmoskovny 121st Aircraft Repair Plant in 2013 modernizes the order of 12 Su-25 Su-25SM variant, said a source in the military-industrial complex.
«In 2012, the company was upgraded to 12 attack aircraft Su-25SM modification. Preparatory plans for 2013 provides for modernization of approximately the same amount of stormtroopers, «- said the agency interlocutor.
Answering the question whether it planned to resume lately creating Su-25SM at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, the spokesman noted that the plant at the present time one hundred percent loaded works for manufacture of helicopters. » Read because the timing reopening stormtroopers is premature, «- he said.
Modernization base Su-25 Su-25SM variant is a new installation on a sighting and navigation system PrNK-25SM «Bars», which includes processing and display system disk imaging, satellite navigation system, short-range navigation, electronic intelligence station, aircraft responder, automatic direction finder, digital-analog system management tool, on-board system for the collection, processing and recording of flight disk imaging «Karat-B-25», a number of other systems.
Su-25SM allows you to «work» at any time of the day outside the act of enemy air defenses, and use high-precision instrument. Spool allows increment distance to the target, the attack aircraft now optionally enter the zone acts small-caliber antiaircraft artillery and MANPADS. Su-25 can storm the target from a distance of more than 7-8 km, which exceeds the range of most antiaircraft acts battlefield.
The Su-25SM precision navigation and combat implementation unguided weapons increased 2-3 times, and in the application of Bomber also achieved level of precision guided air weapons. Precision bombing from level flight at a height of 200-300 m was 10-15 m Through the use of modern inertial navigation system achieved positioning accuracy of about 15 m with satellite correction and 200 meters — without her.