On December 11, the Su-30SM fighter unit completed relocation to aviation a regiment of the Western military district, stationed in the Kursk region, for manning the first combat air squadron,says release.
According to the acting commander of the airborne division of the district, Colonel Roman Kosteniuk, “the hundredth aircraft created at the Irkutsk aircraft factory was included in the new combat squadron.
“In 2018, the supply of new types of aircraft will continue. Another combat squadron will be formed, armed with super-maneuverable fighters of a new generation, ”added in the district.
The press service recalled that the Su-30CM multi-purpose fighter is equipped with a radar with a phased antenna array, thrust vector-guided engines and front horizontal tail. The fighter is able to use modern and advanced high-precision weapons of the air-to-air and air-to-surface class.