A batch of Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 combat training aircraft entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces

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A batch of Su-30SM2 fighters and Yak-130 combat training aircraft entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces

Against the backdrop of the ongoing special military operation of the Russian army in Ukraine, a message from the United Aircraft Corporation about the transfer of new combat and combat training aircraft to the Aerospace Forces somehow slipped by.

As early as November 21, on Monday, the UAC press service announced the transfer by the Irkutsk aircraft plant of a batch of new Su-30SM2 fighters and combat training Yak-130s. The corporation did not name the number of transferred equipment, but emphasized that by the end of the year the military will receive another batch of combat aircraft, but again without explaining which ones.



Judging by the colors and the image of the St. Andrew's flag on board the aircraft, this batch of Su-30SM2 is intended for naval aviation Of the Baltic fleet, according to the contract concluded with UAC on August 25, 2020 for the supply of 21 fighters. The first batch of four aircraft has already entered service with the combined aviation regiment of the Balflot naval aviation in the Kaliningrad region in January this year. The new fighter should replace the obsolete Su-27 in naval aviation; it can perform the functions of both a fighter and an attack aircraft, striking ground and sea targets.


The Su-30SM2 fighter is maximally unified with the Su-35. It should receive the AL-41F-1S engine and the Irbis radar, improved avionics, electronics and an expanded arsenal of weapons. However, as specified, the delivered fighters belong to the first stage of modernization with an expanded arsenal of weapons and improved combat capabilities. They did not receive the AL-41F-1S engine. Testing of the variant with the new power plant should be completed only by the end of 2023.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the conclusion of a new contract for the supply of 25 Yak-130 combat training aircraft in 2020. Previously, the Yak-130 was modernized by specialists from the Irkutsk aircraft plant, taking into account the data received from Russian pilots during operation.

The Yak-130 (according to NATO codification: Mitten - "Mitten") is a Russian combat training aircraft developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau to replace the L-39 training aircraft in the Russian Aerospace Forces. In the case of combat operations, the aircraft is capable of performing the tasks of a light attack aircraft.
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  1. 0
    November 24, 2022
    And what kind of radar did the SM2 get? If TRD. Old? And what's new?
    1. +3
      November 24, 2022
      got a good radar. and everything is new. without details. "-let's check the clock? -we have the right watch!" (With)
    2. +1
      November 24, 2022
      Quote: Zaurbek
      And what kind of radar did the SM2 get? If TRD. Old? And what's new?


      There is little accurate information. I hope that they will be able to use the R-77M (Adder) viper at the maximum range of destruction thanks to the new radar.

      The Su-30SM2 fighters are a further development of aircraft in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces and Russian Navy aviation. New machines received an improved complex of on-board radio-electronic equipment. Thanks to the modernization carried out on the instructions of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the combat capabilities of the aircraft have increased. In particular, the range of detection and identification of air targets has increased. New high-precision means of destroying air, ground and sea targets at a distance of several hundred kilometers have been introduced into the armament of fighters.

      https://www.1tv.ru/publikacii/obzor-smi/oak-izgotovila-i-peredala-minoborony-samolety-su-30sm2-i-yak-130
      1. +2
        November 24, 2022
        The statement of the Russian government dated November 21 on the Su-30SM2 says: “The Irkutsk Aviation Plant manufactured and handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense new Su-30SM2 fighters and combat training Yak-130. The new aircraft received an improved complex of on-board radio-electronic equipment. Russia, increased the combat capabilities of the aircraft, in particular, the range of detection and identification of air targets was increased. Further, it is specified that the aircraft received remote-controlled weapons with a range of several hundred kilometers - these capabilities have significantly strengthened all classes of post-Soviet Russian fighters.
        The Su-30SM2 program will allow the Russian military to standardize the engines of the two main classes of fighters, the Su-30 and Su-35, and improve the former almost to the level of the latter.
        https://inosmi.ru/20221123/su-30sm2-258131841.html
      2. +1
        November 24, 2022
        Quote from: neworange88
        There is little accurate information.

        Information about the new composition of the avionics for the Su-30SM2 was earlier - the maximum unification with the avionics of the Su-35S. Radar "Irbis", means of communication and information exchange, means of radio countermeasures, etc. Therefore, the armament of the Su-35S will be fully available for the Su-30SM2.
        The unification of engines is also very important, it is the convenience of supplying spare parts, stockpiling in warehouses, maintenance and repairs, and training of technical personnel.
        By the way, there was information that the Belka air defense missile system is now being tested on board the experimental Su-35S. And this is the unification of the Su-35S with the Su-57.
  2. 0
    November 24, 2022
    Interestingly, 130 was somehow checked in combat conditions or only used in training, after all, an attack aircraft, albeit a light one.
    1. +6
      November 24, 2022
      The Myanmar Air Force used Russian-supplied Yak-130 combat trainers against separatist militants in Rakhine state. Strikes on them became the actual "baptism of fire" of the car. A video released by the separatists shows a Yak-130 striking with unguided rockets. The militants are trying to shoot down the attacking aircraft with a Chinese QJZ-89 heavy machine gun, but their attempt is unsuccessful.
      https://cv1.pikabu.ru/video/2020/05/29/1590733016235287496_400x220.webm
  3. -5
    November 24, 2022
    The Su-30SM2 fighter is maximally unified with the Su-35. It should receive the AL-41F-1S engine and the Irbis radar, improved avionics, electronics and an expanded arsenal of weapons. However, as specified, the delivered fighters belong to the first stage of modernization with an expanded arsenal of weapons and improved combat capabilities. They did not receive the AL-41F-1S engine. Testing of the variant with the new power plant should be completed only by the end of 2023.


    All these works had to be carried out back in 2013-15 and not the Su-35, but the Su-30SM3 with the Irbis radar and AL-41F engines should be adopted.
    With the subsequent modernization of the entire Su-30SM fleet to SM3
    At least the fighters had uniformity.
    And they would have been stamped at two factories in Irkutsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur until 25
    During this time, without a special burden on the budget, purchasing two combat regiments per year (48-50 units) would have 500 units in the VKS. the same type of multipurpose fighters.
    The Su-35 is an export vehicle, it was originally positioned that way.
    From 25 g, they would smoothly switch to the release of the Su-57.
    I think that there would be much more people who wanted to buy the Su-30SM3 from us than those who were sold the Su-35 ....
    1. +6
      November 24, 2022
      So it seems that the Su-30 was an export vehicle. Su-30MKK for China, Su-30MKI for India. And the Su-35 was created specifically for our Air Force. But, it seems like our pilots, after getting acquainted with the Su-30, wished the same for themselves. There was a big article on this. This information was already there, I thought the batch was also transferred. Well done, I think it's war. Why is the MiG-35 not produced? The Ukrainians will soon catch up with F-16s.
    2. +1
      November 24, 2022
      If we approach it modernly, then we need the Su30 already with the avionics from the Su57, but the CM 2 version will also help us
  4. 0
    November 24, 2022
    that AL-41F-1S is a new power plant?
    1. +1
      November 24, 2022
      Maybe some version for a specific glider
    2. 0
      November 25, 2022
      that AL-41F-1S is a new power plant?

      These engines have been on all Su-35s since 2014.
      Their installation on the Su-30SM will give an increase in power by about 20%, which will positively affect both the speed and maneuverability characteristics and the flight range, since the AL-41 is more economical than the AL-31 standing on the Su-30SM.

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