In the future, we will practically change the entire fleet of operational-tactical aviation on the Su-30CM - it will become our base aircraft- said Kozhin.
Also in 2018, the naval aviation of the Navy will continue to work on the modernization of its fleet of aircraft with significant service life.
This concerns the modernization of the Il-38 aircraft in the Il-38H "Novella" variant and the updating of the Ka-27 helicopter fleet on the Ka-27М. In the near future, the Ka-27M will form the basis of anti-submarine and target designation forces for ship groupings.- clarified the head of the naval aviation of the Russian Navy.
Note that earlier, the production director of the Irkutsk aircraft factory (Irkut Corporation) Sergey Yamanov said that before the end of 2018, 55 aircraft would be produced and delivered at the Irkutsk aircraft factory. The total number of 116 will be Su-30CM - 88 for VKS and 28 for naval aviation.
Recall that the double Su-30CM fighter has super-maneuverability, is equipped with a radar with a phased antenna array, thrust vector-controlled engines and front horizontal tail. The fighter is capable of applying modern and advanced high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. More detailed tactical and technical characteristics of these machines are still classified.