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Aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Ruaviation

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.

According to Kozhin, deliveries of Su-30SM to the military units help significantly expand the capabilities of the aviation of Russian navy.

“Long range, aerial refueling capability and ability to destroy air, ground and surface targets wit high-precision weapons make Su-30SM a good choice for Russian navy,” he noted. Su-30SM (production upgraded version) is the multi-role super-maneuverable fighter. It was derived from Su-30MK. The fighter meets the requirements of Russian air forces in terms of radar, radio communications systems, friend-or-foe identification system, ejection seats and a number of other systems.



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