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    KiloGolf

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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  KiloGolf on Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:03 pm

    George1 wrote:101 in total

    Which is way too low for utilizing 4% of the fleet like that.
    They should go solo with those acrobatics or use some of their new trainers. Also plenty of older Flankers around to waste in that department.

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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:24 pm

    They will get more. Its just that they give to this group first. There will be plenty more orders so lots of work still given.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  Militarov on Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:56 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Isos wrote:
    George1 wrote:"Russian Knights" received today the next 4 Su-30SMs, in addition to the ones previously delivered. So now they are fully re-grouped with 8 birds. russia

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2293427.html

    Are these combat ready ? They should give them to the airforce instead of using them for shows.

    Yeah, I never quite understood the point of this in Russia... If they want to demo the plane, they should go for a solo display of one plane. Parade it in airshows all over and be done with it. If they want to have an acro team, older Su-27s should be enough. FFS they don't have many Su-30 Flankers at all, to deploy so many like that... stress them up with acrobatics. Rolling Eyes

    I think they should go back to MiG-21BiS, so they can repaint there Su-27s and send them to frontline unit.

    That is not the point, aerobatic teams are going all over the globe, when they appear in worn out 25 years old shit people laugh. When Strizi were here in capital on airshow Turks and Greeks did nothing but laugh at MiGs state. Tbh they did not look very...how to put it...representative. Also playing with fire flying in such demanding conditions 25+ years old Su-27... i was hoping these would get replaced alot earlier but better than never.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  Isos on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:07 pm

    French demonstration team uses alpha jet ... US navy Hornets... some other country don't even have one. Turks and Greeks should look at their air forces composed of foreign Aircraft, Russia has its industy and these Migs and Sukhois would just blow them up with a new paint or not.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  KiloGolf on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:19 pm

    Isos wrote:French demonstration team uses alpha jet ... US navy Hornets... some other country don't even have one.

    There's no comparison in fleet size between USAF, USN and Russians. And had you read carefully my point, it was about having 4% of one's modern type fleet dedicated for relatively useless, high-stress acrobatics.

    Isos wrote:Turks and Greeks should look at their air forces composed of foreign Aircraft, Russia has its industy and these Migs and Sukhois would just blow them up with a new paint or not.

    We've taken down US-made planes with French-made and US-made ones. Israelis have blown Soviet pilots out of the sky with relative ease and as recently as last year the Turks blew a Russian Sukhoi out of the sky. Even the Pakistanis have punished the Soviets in that regard.

    But, how is all that relevant here? dunno
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  Militarov on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:24 pm

    Isos wrote:French demonstration team uses alpha jet ... US navy Hornets... some other country don't even have one. Turks and Greeks should look at their air forces composed of foreign Aircraft, Russia has its industy and these Migs and Sukhois would just blow them up with a new paint or not.

    Thunderbirds fly on Block 52s.

    When its about Blue Angels they refused offered Super Hornet modifications that were offered to them in 2015. They claim its not suitable replacement due to degraded flight characteristics compared to legacy Hornets. Blue angles acummulated over 10.000 flight hours on those machines, that is basically from the experience 3 lifespans of MiG-29.

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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  KiloGolf on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:27 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    Isos wrote:French demonstration team uses alpha jet ... US navy Hornets... some other country don't even have one. Turks and Greeks should look at their air forces composed of foreign Aircraft, Russia has its industy and these Migs and Sukhois would just blow them up with a new paint or not.

    Thunderbirds fly on Block 52s.

    When its about Blue Angels they refused offered Super Hornet modifications that were offered to them in 2015. They claim its not suitable replacement due to degraded flight characteristics compared to legacy Hornets. Blue angles acummulated over 10.000 flight hours on those machines, that is basically from the experience 3 lifespans of MiG-29.


    There are about 200 F-35s in the US right now, nobody ever thought of inducting them in a 4- or 6-plane display team from year-1. Or think of the F-15E being inducted in Thunderbirds circa 1990.

    PS. not that F-35 would make a greater acro plane than the Viper, but it's good enough.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  medo on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:11 pm

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2395476.html



    KRET show diagrams of replacement of foreign components with domestic ones in Su-30SM. Thery also wrote, that radar have increased range comparing to export one and new ESM equippment.

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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  HM1199 on Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:25 am

    anyone has an idea about the radar of su 30 sm ? they are saying it is improved over bars , can someone link a source?
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 am

    franco wrote:Here is a bit of a surprise. The next unit to convert to the Su-30SM will be the 14th Guards Regiment at Kursk presently flying the Mig-29SMT. No word on where the Mig's will then transfer to.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2289926.html

    WTF? Why not replace unupgraded MiG-29S or Su-27s?
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:31 am

    medo wrote:http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2395476.html



    KRET show diagrams of replacement of foreign components with domestic ones in Su-30SM. Thery also wrote, that radar have increased range comparing to export one and new ESM equippment.

    Please, provide more details.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:07 am

    WTF? Why not replace unupgraded MiG-29S or Su-27s?

    If that unit got MiG-29SMT upgraded aircraft it probably needed them... which suggests when newer aircraft become available then newer aircraft will be deployed there and their upgraded MiG-29SMTs can be transferred elsewhere to where they are needed more.


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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  medo on Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:38 pm

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2439802.html



    RuAF Su-30SM and Su-30M2 from Southern Military District have trainings with inflight refueling with Il-78 tanker.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  franco on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:31 pm

    Russian Knights complete transition to the Su-30SM. And why the 30SM chosen over the 35;

    https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20170322/1490557116.html
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:36 am

    Probably availability... it is easier to tie up a dozen Su-30s than to use a dozen Su-35s for the job.

    Can't wait until they transition to PAK FAs... Smile


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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:32 am

    GarryB wrote:Probably availability... it is easier to tie up a dozen Su-30s than to use a dozen Su-35s for the job.

    Can't wait until they transition to PAK FAs...  Smile
    No, they chose it because it is a two seater.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:08 am

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    GarryB wrote:Probably availability... it is easier to tie up a dozen Su-30s than to use a dozen Su-35s for the job.

    Can't wait until they transition to PAK FAs...  Smile
    No, they chose it because it is a two seater.

    And the production lines are fully running.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  medo on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:02 am





    Su-30SM in action in Syria.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  GarryB on Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:37 am

    No, they chose it because it is a two seater.

    When they started out they had Su-27s and Su-27UBs, with most of their aircraft being single seat Su-27s and only one or two two seaters.

    Their original purpose was to show off the capabilities of the new Soviet fighters... at one stage they were looking at Su-37s...

    Logically they should be flying Su-35s now and in about 5 years PAK FAs...


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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:19 am

    It wasn't me who said, did you guys at least read the article posted by Franco?
    "Почему Су-30СМ, а не Су-35? По сути самолёт выполняет те же задачи, что и Су-35. Но Су-30СМ двухместный. Он более удобен, это больший комфорт для летчиков. Они очень часто летают. Во время таких перелетов один может пилотировать, другой — выполнять роль штурмана", — сказал Юдин.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  flamming_python on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:39 am

    GarryB wrote:Probably availability... it is easier to tie up a dozen Su-30s than to use a dozen Su-35s for the job.

    Can't wait until they transition to PAK FAs...  Smile

    They're still a full-fledged battle-ready fighter regiment just like every other.. plus they're the top guns of the Russian AF. So trying to save money at their expense wouldn't make sense; might as well give the best of the best and let them get acquainted with it.
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  franco on Wed May 03, 2017 10:26 pm

    Kursk pilots trained on Su-30SM, to start operations by end of year;

    https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20170503/1493587319.html
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    Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  berhoum on Thu May 04, 2017 9:30 pm

    Hello that she(it) is the difference enters of one KNOWN 30 and a SU30 SM !!
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  franco on Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 am

    Next unit converting to Su-30SM is getting ready to pick up their new aircraft;

    https://rg.ru/2017/05/22/reg-cfo/kurskie-letchiki-nachali-priem-sverhmanevrennyh-istrebitelej.html
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    Re: Su-30 for Russian Air Force

    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:42 am

    The 14th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment received the first two Su-30SM fighters russia

    On June 3, 2017, the first two multi-purpose Su-30SM fighter aircraft arrived in the composition of the 14th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 105th Mixed Air Division of the 6th Leningrad Red Banner Army Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District at the airfield Khalino (Kursk), marking thus the beginning of the actual rearmament of the regiment with the "Algerian" fighters MiG-29SMT currently on its armament for the Su-30SM fighters. Both the arriving Su-30SM fighters with the red airborne numbers "71" and "72" built the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of the PJSC "Irkut Corporation" made an independent flight to Khalino from Irkutsk within 2 -3 June.



    These aircraft were built by the IAZ in the framework of the State Defense Order of 2017, and became the second batch of SU-30SM fighters transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry in 2017 - earlier in late May two Su-30SM fighters with blue 71 and 72 Serial numbers were transferred to the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy and became part of the 72nd aviation base of the Baltic Fleet aviation at the Chernyakhovsk airfield (Kaliningrad Region).

    In total, since 2012, 116 Su-30SM aircraft have been contracted for the Ministry of Defense of Russia, of which 88 are intended for the Russian Air Force (VCS), and another 28 for the Navy of the Russian Navy. To date, the Russian Air Force under the signed contracts thus obtained 68 Su-30SM fighters (of which 10 in 2016 and the two new ones in Khalino in 2017), and Marine Aviation - 17 (of which seven in 2016 and two in 2017).

    The plans for the rearmament of the 14th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (two-squadron convoy) from the MiG-29SMT fighters to Su-30SM fighters became known in 2016. In November, it was officially announced that the pilots of the 14th regiment arrived at the 4th Training and Retraining Center in Lipetsk for retraining for Su-30SM fighters.

    In an official message from the ZVO press service on the arrival of the first two Su-30SM in the 14th Aviation Regiment, it is said that "the fleet of the military unit will be fully re-equipped before the end of the year." In total, the regiment will include six more Su-30SM fighters. " Judging by the well-known IAZ production plans for 2017, the statement about the "complete rearmament of the end of the year" of the 14th regiment is premature, and by "shipments of 6 more Su-30SM fighters", implies the receipt by the 14th Regiment before the end of 2017, of another 12 aircraft.

    It can be assumed that the MiG-29SMT fighters, freed from the re-equipment of the 14th regiment, having a small age, will go to manning any new aviation regiment.





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