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Four new Su-35S fighters for Russian Knights ready for transfer

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Four new Su-35S fighters for Russian Knights ready for transfer

Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation the plant (KnAAZ) manufactured four more Su-35S aircraft for the Russian Knights aerobatic team. According to the UAC, the aircraft have already passed the required tests and are ready for transfer.


According to the report, all four aircraft, painted in the colors of the Russian flag, have serial equipment. Currently, they are at the aerodrome of the aircraft factory, when the transfer occurs, not reported. The group received the first four Su-35S last fall.

According to the bmpd blog, the second four SU-35S fighters for the Russian Knights aerobatic team were built as part of the 2020 state defense order. Recall that in December 2015, the Ministry of Defense and the Sukhoi company signed a five-year contract for the supply of 50 Su-35S fighters. At the same time, the military department received 10 fighters over four years, i.e. from 2016 to 2019. Thus, if you do not count four Su-35Ss for the Russian Knights, then under the contract KnAAZ will deliver six more fighters by the end of the year and that’s all. Whether the next contract for the Su-35S will be concluded is not yet known.

Now back to the aerobatic team. The fact that the Russian Knights received the first four new single-seat multi-functional fighter Su-35S was reported in November 2019. The planes were received in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, after which the pilots made a flight to Kubinka.

Su-35S replenished the fleet of the group, consisting of eight two-seat Su-30SM fighters received by the group in October-November 2016. Moreover, it was previously reported that with the receipt of the Su-35S, the group will not refuse to fly on the Su-30SM.

Russian Knights is the only aerobatic team in the world showing aerobatics on the Su-27 and Su-30SM heavy fighters, which differ only in color from combat aircraft. It was established on April 5, 1991 on the basis of the 1st aviation squadron of the Center for the display of aircraft at the Kubinka airfield.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 8 July 2020 17: 33 New
    +6
    Russian Knights - the coolest aerobatic team in the world! They do this in the air ...
    1. Voyager
      Voyager 8 July 2020 17: 46 New
      14
      And I like the Falcons of Russia more. Less pathos and more entertainment. Regularly demonstrate aerial combat.
      1. mdsr
        mdsr 8 July 2020 18: 40 New
        13
        I support you. Falcons - they are more combatants than window dressers. Actually, this is the case in other countries of the world. But the Knights - on the contrary. But we need to pervert everything to the point of absurdity, how can we do without it? Well, why do they need 8 Su-30SM and 8 Su-35S today? Where so much? We have so many fighters in the army that there’s nowhere to go? Then they would give the Su-30SM to some warhead and form an additional squadron, and only the Su-35 would be left to the Vityazyam. For example, naval aviation really needs new fighters. Many of them still fly on the Su-27. Yes, they are modernized, but still their capabilities are very far from the modern level.
        Aerobatics in our time - it is almost entirely exclusively entertainment. It is foolish to hope that the enemy will give the opportunity to impose close air combat. The Americans are doing everything to avoid this in the future. And others are trying to keep up. The most recent example is the Indo-Pakistani air strike. They flew towards each other, fired rockets and dumped back to break away from enemy missiles.
        1. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 51 New
          +5
          Quote: mdsr
          Yes, they are modernized, but still their capabilities are very far from the modern level.

          689 IAP in KOR flies on non-modernized Su-27

          For example, naval aviation really needs new fighters.

          I wanted the authorities to remember that for example, Vilyuchinsk (there, by the way, there are two newest SSBNs based there) covers one !!!! MiG-31 squadron, and the closest IAP is the Central Corner near Vladik.
          1. mdsr
            mdsr 8 July 2020 19: 50 New
            +5
            Quote: Cyril G ...
            689 IAP in KOR flies on non-modernized Su-27

            This is generally tin!
            Quote: Cyril G ...
            I wanted the authorities to remember that for example, Vilyuchinsk (there, by the way, there are two newest SSBNs based there) covers one !!!! MiG-31 squadron

            The other day I read the news that another MiG-31BM squadron was deployed as part of the 317th mixed aviation regiment of the Pacific Fleet, which is based at the Yelizovo airfield in Kamchatka.
            Link: https://iz.ru/1030814/anton-lavrov-roman-kretcul/est-tolko-mig-31-tikhii-okean-zakroet-eskadrilia-perekhvatchikov
            1. Cyril G ...
              Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 20: 11 New
              +5
              I looked at Google maps .. photo of the end of October 19.

              In the picture there are 10 live MiG-31s ​​and 21 dead. It’s necessary to scrape together 12 more boards somewhere and upgrade them, but do not forget - according to the media there are only 2 iodized MiGs. This is the same fleet. he doesn't care about planes apparently.
        2. VO3A
          VO3A 8 July 2020 19: 05 New
          +4
          In these groups, pilots with better training and classiness ... For this class to be true, it must be confirmed, including combat use ... For beautiful eyes and being in the aerobatic team, the class is not confirmed ... But turning the pilot does not mean still be ready for hostilities in modern conditions ...
        3. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 8 July 2020 23: 17 New
          +2
          Now, maneuverability and speed is not for close combat, but to get down from missiles. All this is needed for missile defense maneuvers.

          But with the fact that using the Su-35 for window dressing is not rational, I agree. Although this is probably the idea of ​​advertising modern Russian planes, the flight demonstration is more visual and will help export this aircraft, which will allow more of them to be done for Russia.

          In general, we hope that the contract for the Su-35 will continue and new export contracts will appear.
      2. Uncle Izya
        Uncle Izya 8 July 2020 20: 07 New
        +2
        Swifts for an instant-29 more
      3. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 8 July 2020 21: 58 New
        0
        Quote: Voyager
        And I like the Falcons of Russia more. Less pathos and more entertainment. Regularly demonstrate aerial combat.

        Lipetsk. 2019 year. Day of the city. Single aerobatics. Watch from 8:20.
        Instantly around the city, rumors of a dead pilot.
        Group aerobatics "Sokolov" is something.
        In entertainment and craftsmanship they are not inferior not to “Swifts” or “Knights”
    2. svp67
      svp67 8 July 2020 17: 56 New
      0
      Quote: Doccor18
      Russian Knights - the coolest aerobatic team in the world! They do this in the air ...

      Yes, Thank God Russia is not deprived of such groups, "Falcons of Russia" and "Swifts" are also very, very good. That would be another MiG-35 to get one of them, for demonstration
      1. Uncle Izya
        Uncle Izya 8 July 2020 20: 08 New
        0
        Something is not burning desire to buy a moment-35
        1. svp67
          svp67 8 July 2020 20: 13 New
          0
          Quote: Uncle Izya
          Something is not burning desire to buy a moment-35

          It’s a pity ... it would just be suitable for demonstration to customers ...
          1. Uncle Izya
            Uncle Izya 9 July 2020 21: 54 New
            +1
            Maybe all the forces are thrown for an instant-41 or light 5 generation
            1. svp67
              svp67 10 July 2020 07: 36 New
              0
              Quote: Uncle Izya
              Maybe all the forces are thrown for an instant-41 or light 5 generation

              It would be GOOD, even EXCELLENT. But it would not hurt to learn how to make money on what we have
      2. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 8 July 2020 21: 43 New
        0
        Quote: svp67
        Yes, Thank God Russia is not deprived of such groups, "Falcons of Russia" and "Swifts" are also very, very good. That would be another MiG-35 to get one of them, for demonstration

        Lipetsk. 2019 year. Day of the city. Air show over the city. In YouTube there are videos of which aerobatic teams there showed their aerobatic capabilities.
        One of the pilots of the Lipetsk Aviation Center closed the program. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of the pilot
        During one of the aerobatics, a container with a brake parachute comes off. In the video from 8:20.
        Instantly around the city, a rumor that one of the pilots fell out of the cockpit and died
        1. mdsr
          mdsr 8 July 2020 22: 02 New
          +1
          Quote: Lipchanin
          Instantly around the city, a rumor that one of the pilots fell out of the cockpit and died

          Where could the co-pilot come from on the Su-35? It is only available in a single version. Can I link to the video?
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 8 July 2020 22: 06 New
            0
            Quote: mdsr
            Quote: Lipchanin
            Instantly around the city, a rumor that one of the pilots fell out of the cockpit and died

            Where could the co-pilot come from on the Su-35? It is only available in a single version. Can I link to the video?

            So, after all, it was not experts who came to watch the air show.
            They saw a parachute with a dark object in the sky and a rumor was born.
            Here is the link to the video. From 8:20
    3. iouris
      iouris 8 July 2020 21: 32 New
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      They do this in the air ...

      And what is the use of this for troops, combat pilots? The costs of maintaining this circus should not go to the military department, but to the concerned.
    4. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 8 July 2020 21: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: Doccor18
      Russian Knights

      When they received the Su-30, one of their superiors, giving an interview, said that they had a choice of which aircraft to take: Su-30 or Su-35. They preferred the Su-30, as their group practiced long-haul flights and two crew members, in this case, preferable. In piloting, he said, almost no difference. Reason to change your mind?
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 8 July 2020 23: 03 New
        0
        And they were probably not asked.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 July 2020 17: 44 New
    -5
    The next 4 aircraft for them will be the Su57? good
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 8 July 2020 17: 47 New
      +1
      Well, the 57th probably all will go to combatant first - full break-in
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 17: 53 New
        +7
        In Lipetsk. PPI and PLC
  3. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 17: 52 New
    25
    Give 16 new planes (8 Su-30SM and now already 8 Su-35) to the aerobatic team when we still have a part of the Air Force flying on the Su-27 that has not even been modernized back three decades ago, when they fly to the combat squadron in Eribuni two dozen ancient MiG-29s released during the USSR - does not look like a sound decision, but simply fraud. Of course, I was three times in a speech and was delighted, but it does not look like a sound state decision ...
    1. URAL72
      URAL72 8 July 2020 18: 18 New
      0
      Why doesn’t it look? The pilots are also Air Force officers. In which case, they will go into battle. And so, when they write it off, to instructors. The wear and tear is higher there, yes. But the qualifications are unprecedented. New equipment is already arriving in Erebuni.
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 40 New
        +3
        What is the new technology in Eribuni?
      2. kjhg
        kjhg 8 July 2020 18: 55 New
        +5
        Quote: URAL72
        Why doesn’t it look? The pilots are also Air Force officers. In which case, go to battle

        Rather, they will squeeze out their entire resource and will demand new ones. And the load on the pilots themselves is excessive, not justified by the combat situation. As a result, they themselves retired, the aircraft in the wreck, money down the drain. Common sense suggests that the Sokolov’s approach in this regard is much more balanced from all points of view.
    2. Kolka Semenov
      Kolka Semenov 8 July 2020 18: 31 New
      0
      I agree. Very unpleasant news, saying that window dressing comes first. For this, I do not have censorship words.
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 43 New
        10
        Alas. The Cuban could wait until all the holes were closed. And so it turns out that showmen were handed over in almost two years almost all released boards - 16 units
        1. Kolka Semenov
          Kolka Semenov 8 July 2020 19: 26 New
          +7
          I notice a frightening trend in the army - more and more absolutely ostentatious and meaningless projects instead of real renewal and rearmament. The Air Force park is aging, while the Americans have already delivered more than 500 F-35s to themselves and their closest allies.
  4. Kurare
    Kurare 8 July 2020 17: 54 New
    +5
    Interestingly, the Russian Knights aircraft are used for something other than training for demonstrations? All the same, the Su-35s is “a pity” only for the show.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 41 New
      +1
      I heard that IA combat training course (I don’t know how it is precisely called alas) in full they should work out. Exactly what I heard.
      1. Rushnairfors
        Rushnairfors 8 July 2020 18: 51 New
        +9
        Cyril, my kashnik flies there, don’t worry, besides aerobatics, they also “work” on KBP tasks and the DB also come in handy (not the main staff of course), but the planes as part of the aircraft are.
        1. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 57 New
          -1
          Well, if so.
      2. Kolka Semenov
        Kolka Semenov 8 July 2020 19: 28 New
        -3
        Judging by the frequency of their performances, they basically do not have time for DVB and working out electronic warfare. This is a purely demonstration group, which can participate in a big war only from complete hopelessness.
  5. alma
    alma 8 July 2020 17: 58 New
    10
    Good. Everything is in the house.
  6. Vestovoi
    Vestovoi 8 July 2020 18: 12 New
    -5
    When will the news "100 Su-35 transferred to the troops of the western and eastern groups of troops of Russia" ..
    And so far only grit your teeth .. And wait! hi
  7. Charik
    Charik 8 July 2020 18: 16 New
    0
    And someone in the know-Baltimore opened? -I look as if they fly from there
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 8 July 2020 18: 52 New
      +3
      Baltimore is supposed to be handed over this year, but how much information do I own the main part still in Buturla
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 18: 58 New
        0
        Have you written off the changeling?
        1. Charik
          Charik 8 July 2020 21: 52 New
          0
          not a shifter, but the chassis broke and the duckling stuck into the ground with its beak-forgot what
          1. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 21: 56 New
            +2

            It’s not my sclerosis ...
            1. Charik
              Charik 8 July 2020 21: 58 New
              +1
              Yes, it means I also had a chassis with a bastard from the strip into the ground, or didn’t it?
              1. Cyril G ...
                Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 22: 01 New
                +2
                I don’t remember that. That Tu-22M3 was plowed on the ground. Changeling was still a naval MiG-29 not so long ago.
                1. Charik
                  Charik 8 July 2020 22: 07 New
                  +1
                  and this is 8 years ago-Su27-for some reason in my memory as if recently
  8. wow
    wow 8 July 2020 18: 18 New
    -8
    Come on guys, fly around these air monsters in spite of the enemies ....!
  9. Mityasha
    Mityasha 8 July 2020 18: 57 New
    +2
    Quote: Rushnairfors
    DB are incidentally also

    Seriously?
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 9 July 2020 17: 48 New
      0
      Absolutely seriously, but what? Are you from Kubinka?
      1. Mityasha
        Mityasha 10 July 2020 07: 21 New
        0
        Practically, served with them! Has something changed in the way my comrades fight?
        1. Rushnairfors
          Rushnairfors 10 July 2020 07: 42 New
          +1
          Well, as my friend told me, they are no different from ordinary combat pilots - physically, rkhbz, ​​7 workbooks, outfits, databases, and according to him, just ostentatious flights are an exception to routine flight operations. I will not argue, since I myself did not serve there, everything is from the words of a classmate
          1. Mityasha
            Mityasha 10 July 2020 07: 44 New
            0
            God grant! No comment! But I don’t quite agree! wink
  10. Mityasha
    Mityasha 8 July 2020 19: 00 New
    +3
    Quote: URAL72
    when they write off, to instructors.

    When they write off-in the national economy, on free bread! After decommissioning, no one remains to serve on earth, with rare exceptions.
  11. Mityasha
    Mityasha 8 July 2020 19: 04 New
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Quote: Doccor18
    Russian Knights - the coolest aerobatic team in the world! They do this in the air ...

    Yes, Thank God Russia is not deprived of such groups, "Falcons of Russia" and "Swifts" are also very, very good. That would be another MiG-35 to get one of them, for demonstration

    Yes, just the Swifts of Migi-35 will be right in the subject ....
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 8 July 2020 19: 19 New
    +1
    Su57 will be produced at which plant? Instead of Su35 or instead of Su30SM?
    1. kit88
      kit88 9 July 2020 00: 05 New
      0
      So sparks in Irkutsk do, and fighting in Komsomolsk. Or has something changed?
    2. alexmach
      alexmach 9 July 2020 00: 16 New
      0
      Of course, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur they are already releasing. In the same place as the SU-35
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 July 2020 11: 10 New
        0
        those. Will the number of Su35Cs be reduced?
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 9 July 2020 11: 15 New
          0
          I don’t think so. If you look at the history of their release, their quantity depends on financing / availability of orders and varies many times a year from year to year. It seems that the production capabilities of the plant are not a bottleneck at the moment.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 9 July 2020 11: 35 New
            0
            From 15-17 pieces of aircraft per year, each plant produces.
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 9 July 2020 22: 00 New
              0
              You, in my opinion, have missed more export orders. With them it seems at the peak in Komsomolsk to 30 a year was.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 9 July 2020 23: 52 New
                0
                More likely not .... from these 17 pieces ...
        2. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 9 July 2020 11: 22 New
          -1
          There is a new contract for 20 + 76 Su-34s, there is a new contract for 36 Su-30SMs, the contract for the Su-30SMs for the Navy is not completed, that is, 6 more sides, and the contract for the Su-35s is not completed - about 4 more sides

          Total offhand contracted 142 sides. We are waiting for the conclusion of a contract for the Su-35 new
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 9 July 2020 11: 28 New
            0
            So, if there is a contract for 75 Su57 .... where then do Su35S?
  13. storm
    storm 8 July 2020 20: 38 New
    0
    You can already form a military test regiment of aerobatics.
  14. mvg
    mvg 8 July 2020 20: 47 New
    +2
    That's right, some readers say here. Richer and wealthier countries do not allow themselves to have aerobatic teams on military fighter jets. By the way, more successful in commerce. For two years KnAAZ worked for aerobatics, it turns out, plus Sokoly and Swifts. I think their service is much more expensive than just combat SU-35S. A lot of SU-35S went for export for 6 years? It turns out with fat rage?
    1. Charik
      Charik 8 July 2020 22: 02 New
      0
      most countries building samolas have aerobatic teams-https: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: Aerobatic teams
      1. mvg
        mvg 8 July 2020 22: 22 New
        +2
        most countries building planes have aerobatic teams

        You DON'T UNDERSTAND, look at what they fly on! At Vityazy, we spent 16 billion rubles on airplanes alone. Plus pilots, equipment, base, and flights. Of the 55 aerobatic teams in the world, there are 2-3 on the F-16 and a couple on the F-18. Lightweight, cheap airplanes. The rest on UBS. More Chinese, also at its cheapest J-10. They have no problems with airplanes.
        We are fattening.
        1. Charik
          Charik 9 July 2020 16: 14 New
          0
          Well, as they say, the big giraffe knows better
  15. Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 8 July 2020 20: 59 New
    -1
    They need not in the aerobatic team, but in military units
  16. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 8 July 2020 22: 14 New
    0
    Here, many people write why in the aerobatic team both 30cm and 35s, will it not be bold? But if you look at it from the other side? The number of aircraft delivered to combat units with us so far depends on how much we sell them abroad. And who will take the cat from us in the bag of which no one saw in the sky? We, not Americans, can’t print dollars as much as we want, and we sell planes on the principle of either buy or hammer in the Stone Age. From this side, everything already looks quite logical. Aerobatic teams provide advertising - advertising provides sales - sales provide replenishment of combat units. Accordingly, there are no aerobatic teams — no advertising and sales — no replenishment. Well, then a lot of these dozen aircraft will help us a lot?
    1. Mityasha
      Mityasha 9 July 2020 05: 07 New
      +2
      And they write correctly. When military vehicles are bought, their combat capabilities come first, and not like a pilot flying with his boots up. The best advertising is the performance of combat missions, the weapons used, experience in combat, etc.
      1. Rusticolus
        Rusticolus 22 July 2020 22: 46 New
        0
        The difference in combat capabilities is that some planes fly where the pilot wants, while others fly wherever they want. Some fly as they want, while others only as they can.
  17. jekasimf
    jekasimf 8 July 2020 23: 10 New
    +1
    There is a double feeling. These aerobatic teams, in fact, are good for performing at parades and shows. And how much money they get in !!! Well, they would fly to SU 30 or SU 27. New planes are needed in combat units.
    1. kit88
      kit88 9 July 2020 00: 15 New
      +2
      I do not agree with you.
      These are not "buffoons."
      And the most combat unit, and besides the usual combat training, they are also engaged in "window dressing" for the audience.
      1. Mityasha
        Mityasha 9 July 2020 06: 23 New
        0
        what You “swapped” a little bit: they are more engaged in “window dressing” and a little of what remains is combat training.
  18. Good forester
    Good forester 9 July 2020 11: 17 New
    +1
    I will not be surprised that in the not too distant future the group will switch to SU-57.
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  20. Charik
    Charik 9 July 2020 20: 27 New
    0
    you can whine like small children without a nipple, but what do they do for all our pilots
    1. Mityasha
      Mityasha 10 July 2020 07: 18 New
      0
      Amaze all foreign military operations on the battlefield with aerobatics as part of a group, so that they themselves catapult or shoot themselves in an airplane? laughing Combat pilots need combat experience and training. The task of 237 TsPAT is different, which is why the main emphasis and the bulk of the raid is a group of fliers, in contrast to the Lipetsk Sokolov. Pilots need PILOT, combatant combat training.
      1. Charik
        Charik 10 July 2020 14: 30 New
        0
        maybe they are exploring the capabilities of machines — they are mastering control techniques in all kinds of situations and all this goes to the troops — and if this is not necessary, then let everyone learn to fly on a campus
        1. Mityasha
          Mityasha 10 July 2020 15: 02 New
          0
          No, it is necessary. That's just the division. In Lipetsk, it’s just what you wrote, different modes, combat use, experience in different situations, tactics, etc. .. 237 TSCP is a flashy part, in the sense of showing aviation equipment. What Swifts and Knights do to the troops does not go, it is a visiting card of the Russian Air Force, ballet in the air in the sense. That would be beautiful and show how we can in the air.
  21. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 9 July 2020 23: 59 New
    0
    at least someone of you has seen what they are doing on SU 57 ?!
    https://rg.ru/2019/08/25/reg-cfo/zapredelnyj-pilotazh-su-57-pokazali-na-video.html
    ps I turned on the replay in the chat