Russian Knights Su-30SM

Russian Knights Su-30SM   The Russian Knights aerobatic team based in Kubinka near Moscow has started receiving the first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multipurpose fighter jets. According to public sources, the Irkutsk Aircraft-Manufacturing Plant, part of the Irkut Corporation, manufactured the first Su-30SM fighter jet in September 2016. The plane was given the […]

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Su-30MK2 Uganda Air Force

In April 2010, Russian state arms export agency Rosoboronexport signed a preliminary agreement with Uganda for six Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets. But protracted negotiations, particularly over price, meant that a deal worth a reported US$740 million was only signed in May 2011. The first two aircraft were delivered in July 2011, followed by another two in […]

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Su-30MK2 Venezuela Air Force

Su-30MK2 Venezuela Air Force Venezuela placed an initial order for 24 Su-30MK2 Flankers on July 25, 2006, as part of a $3 billion weapons contract which also included helicopters and other equipment. The first two KnAAPO-built Su-30MKV (Su-30MK2 AMV) Flankers were delivered on November 30, 2006, and formally accepted on December 5 by the Venezuelan […]

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Indonesian Air Force

Indonesian Air Force In 1997 Indonesia wants to buy 12 x Su-30 and Mi-17 helicopters, instead of Lockheed F-16, but due to lack of money that plans was never realised. In 1998 KnAAPO even prepared a demonstrator for Indonesia called Su-30KI from Su-27SMK (later become well know from airshows, as Su-27SM / Su-27SMK / Su-27SKM […]

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Su-27KUB (Su-33UB)

Su-27KUB (Su-33UB) The Su-27KUB is a twin-seat derivative of the single-seat Su-27K deck fighter first flown in 1987 and officially accepted in service with the Russian Navy in August 1998. Designation of project is T10KUB. A prototype T10KUB-1 (no. 21) was built in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in 1995-1998 and assembled in Moscow. First flight of T10KUB: 29th […]

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“Test Pilots Team”

“Test Pilots Team” The “Test Pilots” were the Russian Air Force aerobatic display team which was established in early 1990’s from the Gromov’s Flying Research Institute at the Zhukovsky airfield. The team typically flew two Su-27 fighters. During its existence, the team also flew the Su-30. In addition, at some airshows, only one of the […]

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Su-27 Kazakhstan Air Force

Su-27 Kazakhstan Air Force   At the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the 24th Fighter-Bomber Aviation Division with three aviation regiments and three separate regiments was stationed in Kazakhstan. By late 1993 the Kazakhstan Air Force comprised a total of six regiments, with a further air defence fighter regiment. Kazakhstan recive Su-27 and […]

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