Check your math
Beginning to look like the 28 may be assigned like this;
12 - Saki
12 - Chernyakhovsk
4 - Severomorsk-3 (flying with the remaining Su-33)
Yes you are right. I fixed it. These 4 in Severomorsk whats their role actually there?
1. They are 2-seaters so some training.
2. With the remaining Su-33 gives a northern Naval Aviation Attack unit.
The attack units in North District are the two squadrons of Su-24M/MR of 98 SAP in Monchegorsk , under the command of North Fleet
Also the MiG-29K gives the North Fleet task force some attack ability as is a multirole figther (FGA)
The main role of Su-33 ( Su-27K ) shipborne fighter is to defend the North Fleet task force , and also , as Su-33 is the only "Flanker" in North District at now , have the same misión of the other "Flankers" of other Military Districts as air superiority fighter ,when they are not on board the Kuznetsov
The Naval strike/ground attack capacity of Su-33 is very low ,in spite of which it has been tested in Syria
The 279 KIAP have several Su-25UTG as trainers for take off/landing from Kuznestov and from the"sky jump" at NIKTA (Saki-Crimea)
Also , this regiment have a couple of Su-27UB , nº 20 and nº21 , as well it seems are only using the Nº20
About the 2 Su-30SM sent to 279 KIAP , bmpd sais that:
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2351574.htmlThese aircraft became the first Su-30SM, received in the aviation of the Northern Fleet. At the beginning of December 2016 the Izvestia newspaper reported that the third squadron on the Su-30SM aircraft would be established at the 279th Aviation Regiment at Severomorsk-3. On the basis of this squadron, in the future, as new SU-30SM machines arrive, it is planned to form a new separate aviation regiment.
The Su-30SM is replacing all the Su-24M/MR in the role of Naval strike/ground attack
It seems that after complete the squadrons of Saki and Kaliningrad , the third could be this, placed temporally in Severomorsk as 3rd squadron of 279ºKIAP
The planing is to have 4 squadrons in 2020 (48), probably the fourth sqdn. in Yelizovo
Later, in years 2021-2025 other 4 squadrons will be raised for complete 4 regiments
Then , the 24 Su-30SM of North fleet , will replace the SU-24M/MR of Monchegorsk, forming a new regiment in a different location. Severomorsk-3 is the naval airbase of shipborne airplanes.
medo wrote:I think NAVY will order more Su-30SM. They also need them in Pacific fleet and most probably they will equip full squadron of Su-30SM in Northern fleet.
Both , Navy and VKS will order more planes in the SAP 2018-2025
The first planing was 2016-2020 , but was cutted to 2016-2028 for the problems with Ukraine , sanctions, economic crisis , and of course the presidential election of next spring in Russia
Is for that they only contracted 36 Su-30SM (28+8 ) instead the 70-75 announced for get until 2020
I think when the elections are over, we all know who will win, a new state armament plan will be announced for period until 2025
Navy will need to get 10 Su-30SM each year for complete 4 regiments in 2020 , as well the number need for VKS is lower, about 8 planes per year in period 2018-2025 , then 18 airplanes each year is a reasonable ammount
How odd, wouldn't the SU-34 be the proper replacement, i get that the SU-30SM is a good all-rounder, but does it have the much vaunted SVP-24 targeting system??
No , Su-34 is a tactical bomber , as well could be used in the Navy
The Su-30SM in the Navy has the role of Naval Strke (anti-ship). ALso is multirole can be used as fighter for protect the coast of penínsulas like Kola , Kamchatka , Crimea and the exclave of Kaliningrad,
The navy need this more than a specialized and heavy airplane , given that Navy has far fewer aircraft than VKS