The Russian military is going to order at least 36 additional Su-30SM multirole fighters, the Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported on August 16 citing a source in the military industrial complex.
According to the Vedomosti report, the contract on additional multirole fighters will be signed by the end of 2018. The source added that Irkutsk Aviation Plant will be capable of producing 12-14 aircraft per year in the framework of this agreement.
Since 2012, the Russian Defense Ministry has received 116 Su-30SM multirole fighters. 88 of them entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. 22 – with the Naval aviation.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have also emplyoed Su-30SM warplanes in Syria: