Friday, 24 March 2017

Irkut Corporation offers Su-30SME fighter jet to ASEAN market

LIMA 2017: Irkut Corporation offers Su-30SME fighter jet to ASEAN market

Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:30

Russia offered a new modification of the latest supermaneuverable Su-30SM fighter jet designated as Su-30SME to potential foreign customers of aircraft technologies, President of Irkut Corporation Oleg Demchenko told TASS at the 14th International naval and aerospace show in Malaysia (LIMA 2017).

A scale model of Irkut Corporation's Su-30SME fighter jet at LIMA 2017

"Su-30SME is an export version of Su-30SM. The aircraft are supplied to the defense ministries of Russia and Kazakhstan as an ally in the Collective Security Treaty Organization," he said.

Su-30SME is a development of the Su-MK fighter which is popular on the global market. "Su-30SME is an upgraded modern platform based on Russian equipment. As the basic Russian Su-30SM version develops the capabilities of the export Su-30SME will also expand," Demchenko said.

The Russian Knights aerobatic group is for the first time flying supermaneuverable Su-30SM fighter jets at Lima 2017 show to demonstrate technical characteristics and piloting capabilities of the new aircraft.

The Su-30SM fighter jet has been manufactured for the Russian Air Force since 2012.

Four Su-30SM batch-produced fighters (Russian Air Force modification) were supplied for Kazakh Air Force in 2015.

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