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11 September 2018 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia Delivers Four Su-30SM to Operational Squadrons in Kursk

It is reported that four Su-30SM jet fighters have entered the service with an air regiment stationed in Kursk region, Western Military District. Pilots received four 4++ generation jet fighters at the Irkut Plant and made a flight from the airfield to home station. In 2017, the first squadron...

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27 September 2017 | Air Forces Monthly

Angolan Su-30K breaks cover

A photo has appeared on the internet revealing one of Angola’s long-awaited Su-30K two-seat heavy fighters in National Air Force of Angola colours. The photo of serial C-132, by Dmitriy Berdasov, was taken during a visit to the 558 Aviation Repair Plant (ARZ) in Baranovichi, Belarus, which has been refurbishing the jets for sale to Angola...

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20 September 2017 | RUaviation

Russia to deliver 12 modernized Su-30K fighters to Angola by early 2018

Russia will fulfill the contracted delivery of 12 modernized Su-30K fighter jets to Angola by early 2018, Aleksandr Vorobei, the deputy CEO of the 558 Aviation Repair Plant in Belarus, told Sputnik on Tuesday. "So far, two [Su-30Ks have been delivered to Angola], there is a delivery schedule, and its fulfillment has been launched as for now. I think that the deliveries will be completed by early next year," Vorobei said.

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28 December 2016 | RUaviation

Kazakhstan took delivery of two more Su-30SM fighter jets

Kazakhstan took delivery of a new batch of Su-30SM multirole fighter jets, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry announced on Dec. 27, 2016. These are the 5th and 6th Su-30SM fighter jets delivered to the Kazakh Air Force, after the country ordered an undiclosed number of aircraft in February 2015.

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5 December 2016 | RUaviation

Su-33 jet crashes while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov carrier

Russia’s Su-33 fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean while landing on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement obtained by TASS. "After performing a combat mission over Syria a Su-33 fighter-jet overran the runway while trying to land on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The arresting cable’s rupture was the reason," the report says. The pilot ejected himself and was promptly taken on board The Admiral Kuznetsov by search and rescue service. His life is not in danger, the Defense Ministry said. "Deck aircraft keep performing their missions," the report runs. The Russian aircraft carrier-led group keeps operating in the Mediterranean in accordance with the long voyage plan.

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23 November 2016 | RUaviation

Belarus in talks with Russia over squadron of Su-30SM fighter jets

Minsk may purchase a squadron of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets by 2020, Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces commander Major General Oleg Dvigalyov said.

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16 August 2016 | RUaviation

India to Upgrade Russian-Made Su-30 Fighter Jets Amid Delay in Rafale Deal

“Indian Defense Ministry has decided to upgrade the Su-30 as there is long delay in materializing the much hyped Rafale aircraft deal and the Indian Air Force urgently needs an FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft) into its squadron. So it has been decided to upgrade and modernize the fleet of Su-30’s to become closer to FGFA,” sources in the Defense Ministry told Sputnik.

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28 July 2016 | IHS Jane's

China reveals cause of fatal April crash of J-15

China has revealed the cause of the 27 April fatal crash of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 carrier-based fighter: the first such revelation of its kind. A report by China National Radio on 26 July revealed that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-15 fighter encountered a breakdown with the fly-by-wire flight control system...

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15 June 2016 | RUaviation

Russian Army to Receive Further 55 Multirole Su-30SM Fighters by 2019

Russia's Armed Forces will receive another batch of 55 Su-30SM multirole fighters by 2019, the production director of Russia's Irkut Corporation, Sergei Yamanov, said Wednesday. Earlier in June, Yamanov said that the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, belonging to the Irkut Corporation aircraft manufacturer, has supplied 61 Su-30SM jets to the Russian Air & Space Forces and the Russian Navy's naval aviation.

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23 December 2015 | IHS Jane's

Possible J-16 EW variant makes its first flight

A possible new electronic warfare (EW) variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 twin-seat strike fighter made its first flight on 18 December, according to Chinese sources, potentially adding a significant offensive capability to the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Images

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11 September 2015 |

Irkut Signs Two New Su-30 Fighter Contracts

Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut has lined up orders with the Russian Defence Ministry and Algeria for the delivery of 22 Su-30 heavy multi-role fighter jets over the next two years, Russian officials said this week.         

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25 August 2015 | RUaviation

Russian Navy plans to take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

Naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Commander of the naval aviation, Major General Igor Kozhin. “The first Su-30SM fighter was delivered to naval aviation of Russian navy in July 2014. Last year the naval aviation took delivery of three Su-30SM aircraft; two more jets of the type were delivered to the navy on August 17th 2015 and three more ones will be delivered in September – October 2015. It is planned that naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020,” he said.

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22 July 2015 | Flight Global

Indian Su-30s start joint exercise with RAF Typhoons

​Four Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters from the Indian air force's 2 Sqn have begun their involvement in a UK-based exercise also involving Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons.

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18 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

India defence minister admits Su-30 serviceability issues

The Indian Air Force's (IAF's) Su-30MKI multirole fighter fleet is plagued by frequent "engine failure-in-air and engine-related problems" and poor operational serviceability, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament on 17 March.

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11 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

Images suggest upgrades to China's early series J-11s

Images have emerged on Chinese military web forums suggesting sensor upgrades to Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-11A combat aircraft, with reports noting that two regiments have received these modifications so far. Upgraded J-11As appear to have four new missile approach warning systems

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15 February 2015 | Flight Global

​Irkut to conclude shipment of Su-30MKI kits to India

Russia’s Irkut will complete deliveries of Sukhoi Su-30MKI assembly kits to India in 2015, with the firm stating that a “complete transfer of technology” has taken place in the programme.

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4 February 2015 | IHS Jane's

Kazakhstan to acquire Su-30SM fighters

Kazakhstan is to acquire the Sukhoi Su-30SM 'Flanker' as it looks to recapitalise its Soviet-era fighter force, the government announced on 4 February. The disclosure was made by the Commander in Chief of the Kazakhstan Air Defence Forces (KADF), Major General Nurlan Ormanbetov, during a visit to

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18 December 2014 | RUaviation

Vietnam took delivery of the first two Su-30MK2 fighters ordered in 2013

Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant started deliveries of Su-30MK2 fighters to Vietnam under the contract signed in 2013, Interfax-AVN reports. “The first two out of 12 jets ordered in early December were delivered to Vietnam,” a source said. According to him, “two more jets of the type will be delivered to the customer this year, the rest 8 ones – in 2015”.

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20 November 2014 | Flight Global

India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks

​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

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28 October 2014 | RUaviation

Falcons of Russia aerobatic team first Su-30SM demonstration flight

Falcons of Russia (Sokoli Rossii) aerobatic team have performed demonstration flight on Su-30SM aircraft (instead of Su-27 jets) for the first time, representative of the press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense on Air Forces, Colonel Igor Klimov, RIA Novosti reports.

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25 October 2014 | Flight Global

India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash

The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

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20 October 2014 | RUaviation

A composite regiment operating Su-30SM jets came on duty in Transbaikal

A composite regiment operating Su-30SM fighters has come on duty in Transbaikal. Its objective is to protect the area located near the state border and stretching from Baikal to Amur

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7 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russian Navy orders additional Su-30SM fighters

Russia has ordered another seven Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft for the Russian Navy, it was announced on 5 September. The contracts were signed by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov and Irkut Corporation President Oleg Demchenko. "These modern aircraft, capable of

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6 September 2014 |

China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

Two pilots in a squadron conducting J-15 fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project.

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24 August 2014 |

Chinese Fighter Buzzes US Patrol Aircraft

A Chinese high-performance fighter intercepted and buzzed a US Navy P-8A maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft on Tuesday in international air space over the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed on Friday. The interception was “very close, very dangerous ... pretty aggressive and very unprofessional,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. The Chinese aircraft, a Shenyang J-11B...

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18 June 2014 | RUaviation

Russian air forces took delivery of another batch of Su-30SM fighters

On June 10th three multi-role Su-30SM fighters performed ferry flight to their home base – Domna airfield located in Eastern Military District (Zabaykalsky Krai), press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense reports.

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11 June 2014 | IHS Jane's

Chinese Su-27s buzz Japanese patrol aircraft over East China Sea for second time

Japan's Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 11 June said that two Chinese Su-27 'Flanker' fighter aircraft had flown very close to Japan Self-Defense Forces aircraft over the East China Sea for the second time in less than a month. According to MoD officials, a People's Liberation Army Air Force Su-27

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4 June 2014 | RUaviation

Su-30SM fighter performed aerobatic flights for the first time

Russia's new multi-role Su-30SM fighter took part in demonstration flights performed by Sokoli Rossiyi (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team of the Lipetsk Combat Employment and Pilot Retraining Centre.

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3 June 2014 |

Russian Jet Flew Within 100 Feet of US Aircraft, Official Says

At the height of recent tensions between the US and Russia in April, an armed Russian fighter jet flew within 100 feet of a US Air Force RC-135U and taunted the intelligence-gathering aircraft with an aggressive maneuver over international waters north of Japan, the Pentagon acknowledged for the first time Tuesday. The April 23 incident involved a Russian SU-27 Flanker over the Sea of Okhotsk along Russia’s east Asian border, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.

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13 December 2013 |

Russia Deploys First Fighter Jets to Belarus

Russia has deployed the first four Su-27SM3 fighter jets to Belarus. The aircraft will be stationed at the 61st air base in Baranavichi, reported local daily Belorusskiy Partizan.

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10 December 2013 | RUaviation

Russia’s only deck-based fighter unit 40th anniversary

The fighter pilots of the Russia’s only deck-based fighter unit – Smolensk Red Banner Aviation Regiment named after Boris Safonov, based in Murmansk Region, celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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17 October 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

Angola Signs $1Bn Russian Arms Deal

MOSCOW,– Russia’s state arms export monopoly has signed a $1 billion deal package with Angola to deliver military equipment, build an ammunition plant and provide maintenance services, Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday. Rosoboronexport will supply 18 Su-30K fighter jets to the southern ...

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29 September 2013 |

Chinese Media Takes Aim at J-15 Fighter

In an unusual departure for mainland Chinese-language media, the Beijing-based Sina Military Network (SMN) criticized the capabilities of the carrier-borne J-15 Flying Shark as nothing more than a 'flopping fish.'

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6 September 2013 | RUaviation

Two Su-30MK2 fighters delivered to Indonesia

The final batch of two multi-role Su-30MK2 fighters has been delivered from Russia to the Sultan Hasanuddin air base located on the Sulawesi Island (Indonesia), completing the 2011 order.

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29 August 2013 |

Russia Sells Vietnam 12 Sukhoi Fighters: Report

Russia and Vietnam signed contract for delivery of 12 Su-30MK2 fighters, reports. The agreement was reached in mid-August 2013. It is the third contract...

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13 February 2013 | RUaviation

Indonesia buys additional batch six Su-30MK2 fighters

Indonesia purchased an additional batch of six Su-30MK2 fighters , reports with reference to the CEO of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Isaykin. The contract also assumes delivery of additional engines and materiel. Anatoly Isaykin did not unveil other details of this contract. It was reported in autumn 2010 that Indonesia was going to purchase another six Sukhoi fighters...

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31 December 2012 | Flight Global

India, Russia sign defence deals during Putin's visit

Russia has concluded a challenging 2012 in India with three deals involving additional fighter aircraft and helicopters ...

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6 December 2012 | RUaviation

The first two Su-30SM fighters delivered to Russian Air Force

The first pair of Irkut's advanced multi-role Su-30SM fighters has been delivered to the State Proving Flying Center located in Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan Region), RIA Novosti reports with reference to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Air Forces, Colonel Vladimir Deryabin.

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6 December 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

China Insists J-15 Fighter Superior to Russian Su-33

On Nov. 25, 2012, China's carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet has successfully undergone a series of sailing and technological tests on the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, marking a great success of the carrier-borne fighter jet independently developed by China and a major breakthrough in the d...

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25 November 2012 | Flight Global

China starts flight operations from first aircraft carrier

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has started test flights onboard its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, with Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark...

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8 October 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Indian AF Chief Details Modernization Drive

NEW DELHI --- Unveiling ambitious expansion plans, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Friday it will complete 75% of its modernisation in another decade and raise four more squadrons of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighters in the near future. Seventy-five% of the IAF will be highly modernised by 2022, the ...

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7 June 2012 | Flight Global

Russia delivers last Su-30s to Uganda

Uganda has received its last two of six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 two-seat multirole fighters from Russia ...

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6 April 2012 | RUaviation

"Russian Knights" have turned 21 years

Russian Knights is the world’s only aerobatic team, which performs solo and formation flying using 1, 4 or 9 heavy fighters.

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22 March 2012 | RUaviation

Russian Air Force acquires additional Su-30SM fighters

Irkut Corporation announced Russian Ministry of Defence contract for delivery of Su-30SM two-seat multi-role fighters to the armed forces. Irkut will manufacture 30 jets of this type and deliver them to the Russian Air Force by 2015.

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10 January 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Indonesia Signs $470M Deal for Six Su-30MK2s

Indonesia has signed a $470 million contract with Russia to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 jet fighters for the Indonesian Air Force, The Jakarta Post daily has reported. The deal was confirmed by Russian defense-industry and diplomatic sources, but the Sukhoi aircraft maker and arms exporter Rosoboronexport declined to comment. Deliveries will start after 2013. ...

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23 December 2011 | RUaviation

Sukhoi Su-27SM3 fighters to the Russian air force

The last batch of upgraded Su-27SM3 fighters ordered in 2009 have been delivered by KnAAPO, Sukhoi announced on Dec 22, completing the contract for 12 Su-27SM3 ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense at the MAKS 2009 air show.

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16 December 2011 | RUaviation

India has ordered 42 Su-30MKI fighters

India has purchased an additional batch of Russian Su-30MKI fighters.

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7 December 2011 | RUaviation

Indonesia will order six Su-30MK2 fighters

Rosoboronexport has come to an agreement with Indonesia on delivery of six Su-30MK2 fighters, Kommersant reports.

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7 December 2011 | RUaviation

Su-30МКМ fighter will be equipped with BrahMos missiles for Malaysian tender

Su-30МКМ will take part in Malaysian tender on acquisition of 18 fighters for the country’s air forces.

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19 August 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

India to Upgrade Su-30MKIs to ‘Super Sukhoi’ Standard

MOSCOW --- India's air superiority Sukhoi-30MKI fighters will soon be converted into 'Super Sukhois' by upgrading them with fifth generation combat jet features, the Russian original equipment manufacturer Irkut Corporation has announced. The upgrade will include a new cockpit, an upgraded rada...

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7 October 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

Sukhoi Begins Flight Trials of Su-33 Fighters

MOSCOW --- Sukhoi aircraft holding has begun ground and flight trials of the modernized fourth generation Su-33 naval fighter. Modernization works and trials are being carried out at the KnAAPO aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur under a state defense order [awarded] in 2010. Su-33 (Su-27K) i...

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30 September 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

First Production Su-30M2 Completes Flight Tests

MOSCOW --- Sukhoi Company has completed factory flight tests for the first serial multi-role double seater Su-30M2 fighter jet. The tests occurred at the flight test station of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft production association named after Yuri Gagarin (KnAAPO). At the present time the Su-30M...

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30 September 2010 | Key.Aero

Su-30M2 testing complete

Sukhoi says it has completed factory flight tests for the first multi-role twin-seat Su-30M2.

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10 August 2010 | Key.Aero

More Flankers for India

India is set to order 42 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft from HAL.

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7 May 2010 | AviationWeek

Su-30MKI To Get Indian Nirbhay Cruise Missile

The addition of the Nirbhay to the Flanker's weapons inventory would give the platform a long-range strike capability

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24 May 2007 | MILAVIA News

Royal Malaysian Air Force Accepts First Two Su-30MKM Fighters

On Thursday 24 May 2007, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officially accepted the first two Sukhoi Su-30MKM multi-role fighter aircraft at Irkutsk, Russia.

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10 May 2006 | MILAVIA News

Mexico selects Sukhoi Su-27 for strategic surveillance

The Mexican navy has selected Sukhoi’s Su-27 over the Saab/BAE Systems Gripen to equip its first air defense unit.

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