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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Flanker-G?, J-11, J-11B, J-16, Su-27P, Su-30K, Su-30KN, Su-30M2, Su-30MK2, Su-30MK2V, Su-30MKA and Su-30MKK
Parent System: Su-27
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
5 July 1985
Family Members: Su-27
Description: The Su-27, Flanker-B NATO-designation, is a single-seat, twin-engine, long range, air defense fighter designed to counter the F-15 Eagle and NATO fighter aircraft. It can accommodate R-27 and R-73 missiles for short, medium and long range air-to-air engagements. In addition, a built-in GSh-301 30mm gun provides very short range air-to-air engagement capability.
The Su-27 air defense fighter can also carry out escort missions in support of Tu-22M, Backfire NATO nickname, as well as other bomber/attack aircraft such as the Su-24, Fencer NATO nickname. Despite its size and weight, the Su-27 and its derivatives are the most maneuverable aircraft ever flew.
The Su-27 Flanker features an integrated Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system located in front of the cockpit's canopy. The IRST system together with a helmet-mounted sight, the R-73 advanced short range air-to-air missile, and Su-27's maneuverability outperforms any existing fighter aircraft in a short range air-to-air engagement.
The Su-30, also known as the Su-27P, is a derivative of the Su-27UB twin-seat trainer designed to provide long endurance, through in-flight refueling, improved air defense capability. Su-30s can share airborne targets information in the same way that groups of Mig-31 interceptors do. Up to ten targets can be shared by a group of five Su-30 fighters to engage targets in a cooperative way. The latest air-to-air weapons can be employed by the Su-30 fighter.
The Su-30MK, a further improvement over the Su-30, can perform air-to-surface missions employing precision-guided weapons while retaining the advanced air-to-air features introduced in the early Su-30s. The MK model is intended as the standard configuration for Su-30 aircraft.
The Su-30 fighter achieved initial operational capability with the Russian Air Force in 1992. The Su-30MK advanced multi-role fighter is available for export. About 40 Su-30MKs were purchased by India with the final aircraft delivered in December 2004. India also achieved an agreement on 140 Su-30MKIs to be produced locally by the HAL Corporation.
China has purchased about 72 Su-30MKs, Su-30MKK or J-11 designation, which are now being delivered. A licensed production has also been agreed between Moscow and Beijing authorities for some 250 Su-30MKKs to be assembled by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.
In addition, Indonesia ordered two Su-30MKs. In 2006 Venezuela ordered 24 Su-30 aircraft plus six options from Russia in response to US denial to ship spare parts for the country's Air Force F-16 fleet. According to Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, these aircraft would deter the United States from invading their country.
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Number of Engines: 2
Height: 6.30 meter (20.7 foot)
Length: 21.9 meter (72 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 14.5 meter (48 foot)
Ceiling: 17,300 meter (56,759 foot)
Max Range: 3,000 kilometer (1,620 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,270 kilometer
Top Speed at High Altitude: 664 mps (2,391 kph)
Flight Endurance: 10 hour
Max Takeoff Thrust: 55,100 pound (24,993 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 34,000 kilogram (74,956 pound)
Payload: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 18 news between
16 Dec 2003 and 10 Oct 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014New Batch of Su-35S and Su-30M2 Jets Handed Over to Russian Air ForceTuesday, August 5, 2014Russian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Batch of Su-30M2 Fighter JetsWednesday, October 16, 2013Angola Orders 18 Su-30K Fighters, Mi-17 Helicopters and Tanks from RussiaWednesday, August 21, 2013Vietnam Orders a Third Batch of 12 Su-30MK2 Multirole Fighter JetsTuesday, March 6, 2012China Negotiating with Russia the Purchase of 48 Su-35 Fighter JetsFriday, February 24, 2012Indonesia Tests Two Domestically Developed Bombs for the Su-27SK and Su-30MK2 FightersTuesday, January 10, 2012Indonesia Confirms $470 Million Deal to Buy Six Su-30MK2 Fighter JetsWednesday, December 7, 2011Indonesia Set to Order Six More Su-30MK2 Fighter AircraftFriday, September 16, 2011Belarus May Receive 18 ex-Indian Air Force Su-30K Heavy FightersTuesday, September 28, 2010First Serial Production Su-30Mk2 Jet Completed Test Flights
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