Russian Aerospace Forces to Recieve Further 55 Su-30SM Fighters till End of 2018

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Russian Aerospace Forces to Recieve Further 55 Su-30SM Fighters till End of 2018

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Russia’s Aerospace Forces and the Naval Aviation will recieve Su-30SM multirole fighters till the end of 2018, the production director of Russia’s Irkut Corporation, Sergei Yamanov, said on June 15.

“Before the end of 2018, the Irkutsk Aviation Plant will produce and supply another 55 planes for the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Russian Navy. The total number of Su-30SM jets will come to 116, with 88 for the aerospace forces and 28 for the naval aviation,” the Russian RG daily cites Yamanov.

Su-30SM multirole fighters, developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau, are produced by the Irkut Corporation under a contact with the Russian Defense Ministry. The Su-30SM is a 4+ generation fighter jet. can be deployed in counter-air strikes, counter-land and counter-sea missions, conduct electronic counter-countermeasures and early warning tasks.

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