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Su-30SM for the Russian Air Force

My visit to the Irkutsk Aviation Plant was related to the transfer of 22 on November 2012 by the Irkut Corporation to the first two multi-purpose Su-30SM fighters for the Russian Air Force.

2. The contract for the supply of thirty Su-30CM in the period up to 2015 was concluded between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and OJSC Irkut Corporation in March of 2012.

3. December 5 Russian Air Force crews overtook two Su-30SM State Flight Test Center located in the city of Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan Region.

4. As the official representatives of the Air Force note, the entry into service of modern super-maneuverable two-seat fighters Su-30CM will significantly increase the combat power of the Russian Air Force.

5. The first flight built by order of the Russian Air Force Su-30CM fighter made 21 September at the IAP airfield (exactly m = on my birthday!)

6. Su-30M has super-maneuverability, is equipped with a radar with a phased antenna array, is able to use modern and advanced high-precision armament of the class "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface".

7. In addition to solving combat missions, this aircraft can be used to train pilots for advanced multi-purpose super-maneuverable single-seat fighters.

8. The Su-30CM multipurpose super-maneuverable fighter is a further development of the Su-30MKI combat aircraft family.

9. Experts of the Sukhoi Design Bureau have adapted the fighter to the requirements of the Russian Air Force in terms of radar systems, radio communications and state identification, an ejection seat and a number of support systems. Also made changes to the composition of weapons.

10. The Indian Air Force pilots at the Su-30MKI conducted several dozen training battles with the F-15, F-16, Tornado, and Rafale planes of the Air Force of a number of countries.

11. According to unofficial data, the final score with all types of Western fighters is in favor of Su-30MKI.

12. 24 December 2012. During a visit to India by the President of Russia, a contract was signed for the delivery of X-NUMX Su-42MKI aircraft kits to India for assembly under license.

13. Thus, the total number ordered by India Su-30MKI reached 272. More than 150 of them already delivered.

14. Su-30CM super-maneuverability is provided by thrust vectoring engines. For the first time, this innovative technology was used on production aircraft of the Russian Air Force.

15. The Director General of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of the Irkut Corporation OJSC, is Alexander Veprev, Vice President, and Irkut Corporation President Oleg Demchenko, Hero of Russia, Major General Alexander Kharchevsky, meet the pilots of the Air Force who performed the first flight on Su-30SM.

16. Hero of Russia, Major General Alexander Kharchevsky.

17. Oleg Demchenko: “We worked for many years for export, and now we have begun to supply aircraft to our homeland. Today we give the Russian Air Force the first two Su-30SM fighters. It - historical an event for our team, for the Sukhoi company, for the entire United Aircraft Corporation.

18. Alexander Kharchevsky: “It is important that the Su-30CM is already in mass production and will be sent to the Air Force not by single copies, but by squadrons.”

19. Alexander Kharchevsky: “The Su-30CM significantly increased the combat capabilities associated with the detection and destruction of targets, and not just one, but several at a time. The potential of one such aircraft is comparable to the potential of two aircraft of the previous generation. ”

20. “The entry into service of the Su-30SM is a new stage in the rearmament of the Air Force. The capabilities of the fighters allow us to increase the combat potential of our aviation. To date, the Russian Air Force did not have an aircraft that would allow solving problems at such a high level. "

21. Alexander Kharchevsky: "At one time I dreamed of flying on this plane, but today this dream is becoming a reality for many of our pilots."

22. 19 December 2012, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov and President of Irkut Corporation, Senior Vice President of UAC Oleg Demchenko signed a contract to supply the Russian Air Force with a second batch of Su-30M multi-role fighters. In accordance with the terms of the contract, Irkut Corporation, up to 2016, will build for the Russian Air Force 30 Su-30CM airplanes.

And a few more photos from the workshop and from the departure.

23. Before departure.

24. Test pilot Igor Krylov



27. Test pilot Evgeny Averyanov. The son of the same ?!


29. Favorite photo from a photo shoot. And the first one.



32. In addition to the Su-30CM in the workshop are preparing the Yaki-130 for the Air Force





37. Engine purge

38. And again in the hangar


40. Soon there will be a post about the Yak-130.


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  1. klimpopov
    klimpopov 15 February 2013 08: 51
    Well, that's officially published. And then everything is in comments ... Thank you! I looked again, very good photos! +
    1. Avenger
      Avenger 15 February 2013 13: 18
      Quote: klimpopov
      very good photos! +

      Yes, the pictures are good - they only have one BIG minus - the size is too small. negative
      1. klimpopov
        klimpopov 15 February 2013 13: 20
        I spread some big ones somewhere ... I don’t remember where (...
      2. Simple
        Simple 15 February 2013 22: 32

        What is the camera and lenses for it, such and photos.
        The author of the article (Author Marina Lystseva) happens in interesting places
        -respectively, and the camera must be serious.
        Can we throw off?
  2. Maks111
    Maks111 15 February 2013 08: 59
    And when will these stars be removed from our army ?!
    1. MilaPhone
      MilaPhone 15 February 2013 09: 17
      What they do not suit you?
      You probably like this identification mark:

      For me, the stars are more deserving and more beautiful.
      By the way, they look good even on foreign planes:
      1. uladzimir.surko
        uladzimir.surko 15 February 2013 09: 37
        Is this Normandy Neman? hi
        1. MilaPhone
          MilaPhone 15 February 2013 10: 15
          Yes, in a star color in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Normandie-Niemen

          1. Little thing
            Little thing 15 February 2013 20: 36
            that's interesting, then they somehow remove this holiday coloring somehow, or so they fly to some thread of planned painting?
      2. Maks111
        Maks111 16 February 2013 11: 18
        I don’t have a double-headed eagle for me, and not Masonic pintograms filled in red.
        1. Firstvanguard
          Firstvanguard 17 May 2013 08: 37
          With these "Masonic Pentagrams" we have withstood the worst war in the history of mankind. Something like this. soldier
    2. leon-iv
      leon-iv 15 February 2013 09: 26
      went to #yy
      The stars were and will be on our planes.
      1. MilaPhone
        MilaPhone 15 February 2013 09: 27
        Who are you?
    3. Orty
      Orty 15 February 2013 09: 54
      Frankly, I like the new tricolor stars, and why did Shoigu decide to abandon them? Indeed, in fact, the red star stands out most of all there, which is right because it was under it that our Air Force reached the peak of its glory and power, at the same time, the blue and white edging symbolize both the continuity of the development of the Air Force from the time of the tsarist era, and alas The union is no more and we live in a different country. Those. such a star combines all the periods of the development of the Air Force, but the red star, the same is the Soviet period, is still dominant. So even though I don’t like stools, three-colors are the right stars. IMHO
      1. VAF
        VAF 15 February 2013 12: 28
        Quote: Orty
        Frankly, I like the new tricolor stars, and why did Shoigu decide to abandon them?

        And "nothing" that a tricolor and large size "decorates" a combat aircraft? recourse
        1. Orty
          Orty 15 February 2013 16: 25
          Before you write something, maybe you should familiarize yourself with the question? Google in the end, can you do this task? Shoigu decided to return the red stars to the planes again, as well as the camouflage color, but they will do it gradually, i.e. according to the regulations when updating the painting of the aircraft, so that for some time the three-color, as well as the gray color will still be present. Smart ass.
      2. Rus_87
        Rus_87 15 February 2013 12: 38
        And it is possible in more detail, they refused from tricolor, and which ones will now be?
        1. Orty
          Orty 15 February 2013 16: 26
          As before, red, with a white rim.
    4. GTI
      GTI 15 February 2013 10: 05
      As long as the Air Force exists, Russia will have stars)))
    5. Avenger
      Avenger 15 February 2013 13: 28
      Quote: Max111

      And when will these stars be removed from our army ?!

      Quote: Milafon
      What they do not suit you?

      Maybe Max means THESE stars, tricolor? As for me, the Soviet ones are more to their liking - only diminish their brightness and reduce their size. And you can make contour, as on the T-50 (only not dotted (!) Is considered as an option), and not necessarily a red contour, you can also gray.
    6. Comrade1945
      Comrade1945 15 February 2013 20: 03
      When cancer is on the mountain... you know there. laughing
  3. OTAKE
    OTAKE 15 February 2013 10: 07
    ZIL with a concrete block on the frame pleased))
    1. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 15 February 2013 10: 39
      this would not slip when towing wink
    2. VAF
      VAF 15 February 2013 12: 35
      Quote: OTAKE
      ZIL with a concrete block on the frame pleased)

      On all aircraft tractors (military, of course), even on Hurricanes, a couple of blocks are always ... otherwise you won’t move wink
      1. klimpopov
        klimpopov 15 February 2013 13: 24
        But I like these, though I didn’t find those that I observed in Nivinsky (I’m talking about special airfield equipment, since I’m talking about blocks in the back laughing )
        1. OTAKE
          OTAKE 15 February 2013 17: 08
          MAZ, power! )
          1. phantom359
            phantom359 16 February 2013 02: 50
            OTAKE, wow. This is the first time I see such a "gornych". Overly bulky, observed more rational designs.
            1. OTAKE
              OTAKE 16 February 2013 08: 22
              Quote: phantom359
              OTAKE, wow. This is the first time I see such a "gornych". Overly bulky, observed more rational designs.

              So it’s homemade)
          2. Forward
            Forward 16 March 2013 16: 23
            This one works at Bykovo airport. And it works very effectively! good
  4. Takashi
    Takashi 15 February 2013 10: 15
    I always look at such photos and 2 thoughts in my head:
    - what kind of pilots we have, all the old fat old ones
    - I wonder how many people stood behind the photo frame or then the censorship was erased
    1. Avenger
      Avenger 15 February 2013 13: 36
      Quote: Takashi
      - what kind of pilots we have, all the old fat old ones

      If you've seen the movie "Air Force. 100 Years and One Day", you should have noticed what young guys are flying planes today. Well, unless, of course, you are not 12 years old, and the age of 25-30 is not a sign of "old age and crumpling" for you laughing
    2. Ustin
      Ustin 21 February 2013 03: 05
      The pilots, in my opinion, are not old. Zhenya Averyanova is about 30, the second is somewhere closer to 40. So she’s the very age. There was an assistant behind the photographer who dragged the tripod, and there was no one else, although the event was significant, but in principle the situation is ordinary.
  5. Director
    Director 15 February 2013 11: 06
    You’re minus the point, he doesn’t mean stars in general, but stars with a blue-white border instead of the old with just white.
  6. qwert
    qwert 15 February 2013 11: 21
    Grandfather told me there was a pilot in their unit. Thick, clumsy, with the face of a rustic bastard-laborer. And in the air was the best. Seven not very flunked with 1942 year. There were no equal in training battles. For pilots, appearance is sometimes deceiving. But the paratroopers should not be laughing
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 15 February 2013 11: 28
    .................................................. ............................ Cn
    Thank you for reporting
  8. anfreezer
    anfreezer 15 February 2013 12: 03
    Takashi what are our pilots, all the old fat old fat Old because such a unique experience like those of these test pilots comes only over the years, but about the rest ... I would put you (a fitness fan) in a sparkler and take off with a candle (even that is enough) ... then barely pull out alive, with bouts of the gag reflex .... and these "bloated fat" will stand nearby and laugh at this sight .. At a minimum, you should treat these people with respect ..
  9. unclevad
    unclevad 15 February 2013 12: 15
    More such beauties ...
    1. Avenger
      Avenger 15 February 2013 13: 49
      Quote: unclevad

      More such beauties ...

      The plane itself is very beautiful! But this color, to put it mildly, is not a fountain. negative It does not combine dark gray with pale blue. negative Here, the Indians Su-30MKI look very harmonious. good
  10. Arthurian
    Arthurian 15 February 2013 12: 30
    Beauty and Power! and that's it.
  11. Rus_87
    Rus_87 15 February 2013 12: 37
    And I thought at the Su-30s of later modifications they abandoned the brake flap behind the lantern, giving this function to the rudders ... Specialists please comment.
    1. Avenger
      Avenger 15 February 2013 13: 42
      Quote: Rus_87

      And I thought at the Su-30s of later modifications they abandoned the brake flap behind the lantern, giving this function to the rudders ...

      The brake flap was abolished only on the Su-35S, because this, according to the designers, is like a fundamentally different plane, albeit similar to the entire T-10 family. And the Su-30 is the usual modification of the Su-27 line.
  12. Nikolko
    Nikolko 15 February 2013 13: 45
    Great pics, great planes! good
    Only now it was mentioned in an article about 30 cars. I read that it seems like they signed a contract for another 30, that is 60.
    And I remembered everything, those until 2016.
  13. Boer
    Boer 15 February 2013 14: 02
    Is the SU-30ms and SU-35s a different class? and what is their difference? Aviators explain.
    1. Gemar
      Gemar 15 February 2013 18: 09
      Quote: drill
      Is the SU-30ms and SU-35s a different class? and what is their difference? Aviators explain.

      Though I’m not an aviator (ordinary amateur hi ), but I’ll try to explain to you:
      Firstly, the SU-35S is single, unlike the double Su-30MS. Those. Su-30MS is more adapted for shock functions. Plus, the possibility of training / retraining of cadets (Yak-130 is also good, but, you must admit, this is not a difficult Su).
      Secondly, the Su-30MS is, so to speak, the intermediate link between the Su-35 and Su-34. The first is a fighter with strike capabilities, the second is a front-line bomber with fighter capabilities. In short, the Su-30SM is a clear representative of the fighter-bomber (with which the Su-35 and Su-34 are a stretch). Perhaps the Su-30SM will close the former niche of the 23rd and 27th MiGs.

      In general, wait for the answer of one of the three Sergeyevs (Vaf, Serg, SSI). These aviation gurus will explain to you in two words, who of hu.
      1. Alan
        Alan 16 February 2013 20: 36
        Quote: Gamar
        in general, wait for the answer of one of the three Sergeyevs (Vaf, Serg, SSI). These aviation gurus will explain to you in two words, who of hu.

        Youth so that the son becomes a pilot, well, or at least has been associated with aviation - call Sergey laughing laughing good
        PS And I have two daughters; they will have to look for husbands Sergeyev laughing
  14. super-vitek
    super-vitek 15 February 2013 16: 08
    Thank you very much for the report to the author! Everything related to aviation is the number one topic for me! I myself worked at the TANTK named after G., M, Beriyeev, so the planes rule! It’s a pity that the Indians are only 250 cars for us, and we are 60! Three IL-76 aircraft were deeply modernized in India’s factory for AWACS aircraft, the characteristics of which, given their Israeli filling, surpass our A-50U. Very sorry! Well, I digress. Thanks again!
    1. smirnov
      smirnov 15 February 2013 17: 26
      Yeah, how many Indians riveted, and our aviation crumbs fall ...
  15. Takashi
    Takashi 15 February 2013 17: 51
    You watch less films - "patriotic". and listen to the media ..
    pilots, really in Russia, old fat ones with second chins - some colonels \ under \ majors fly. the lieutenants' raids are very small. Nearby are two aviation regiments - so I know what I'm writing.

    And as for fitness - it just wouldn't hurt them.

    Old age - does not give experience.

    aviation enthusiasts flying on the airfield and on simulators.
  16. duchy
    duchy 15 February 2013 18: 48
    Fairy tale, beautiful and everything, everything else. No words, only emotions good .
  17. flanker7
    flanker7 15 February 2013 22: 38
    Beautiful plane. I am very glad that the history of SU27 has received a worthy continuation in our sky. They will appear in our sky. For me, this is the best plane. And the most beautiful.
  18. Ducksar
    Ducksar 16 February 2013 13: 41
    Many thanks to the author! Does anyone have 40 I photo in the original ???
  19. Boomer
    Boomer 16 February 2013 21: 20
    the beauty!!!!!! there would be more such reports !!!
  20. gorsten79
    gorsten79 17 February 2013 15: 27
    Three-color stars are annoying me. And also the inscription-Russian Air Force. As if the identification marks do not show whose planes. If for foreigners, then it’s already in English ... Or obscene under the Americans- "us air force" so it seems they have a sense in this, after all, the navy also has a lot of things, that is, the navy flies a lot. And we cannot confuse the naval flags with the Andreev flags. And there are not many of them.
  21. Watchman
    Watchman 18 February 2013 23: 08
    What is the difference which stars? The main thing is that there should be more wings on which to draw them! Desirable wings of the Su-50!
    1. Ustin
      Ustin 21 February 2013 03: 17
      A little about the stars. There is practically no difference for the consumer, especially at the first stage. But for the production of "three-color" not in a "line" - the painting cycle of the product increases, and significantly, because colors are applied only sequentially. (the painting technology is such) And the color option itself is not technologically advanced.
  22. leon630409
    leon630409 27 February 2013 21: 46
    On the question of the age of test pilots (after all, in the photo-testers?)
    I think that a pilot is a TEST, cannot be younger than 35-40 years old ... Experience is gained, not given by birth ... And without experience winked
  23. admakei
    admakei 3 March 2013 23: 58
    RUSSIAN Air Force fly a lot but more carefully please, maybe when we give it (Air Force of the Republic of Belarus). Bo, we’ll probably never buy such equipment. It's nice when the neighbors at least something changes for the better. Pobole new aircraft.
  24. admakei
    admakei 4 March 2013 00: 07
    And draw a laurel wreath to the star (maybe a sickle with a hammer).
  25. Rustiger
    Rustiger 19 March 2013 21: 55
    \ It is depressing that two and a half hundreds have been delivered to the Indians, maybe even to whom. . .
    And where are the numbers in the article about deliveries for Russia.
    Well, if we consider this as "earning" money for the military-industrial complex in order to finance the construction and testing of new, more advanced models, then it is normal.
  26. Vikmay16
    Vikmay16 21 March 2013 13: 03
    Good aircraft need first-class pilots! People must also be cooked!
  27. Lecha57
    Lecha57 April 18 2013 19: 41
    I think that in 15-20 years, military aircraft will no longer be needed. Big Navy too. There will be only special aviation and special forces of sea based. Our military is well aware of this, and therefore in no hurry to acquire tens of thousands of aircraft and ships.
  28. dima-fesko
    dima-fesko April 25 2013 20: 56
    I agree! Soon tactical weapons will exhaust itself.
  29. V. Ushakov
    V. Ushakov April 30 2013 06: 58
    Yes! Hardly anyone will attack us, hardly ...