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    Post  medo on Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:05 am

    It is interesting to see, that all four Su-30SM return without ECM pods, so those two pods from the first group remain in Syria. It Will be interesting to see, if the new group will be fully equipped with ECM pods and if they will be armed with R-77-1 missiles as well as Su-35.
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    Post  franco on Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:11 pm

    First Su-30SM ready for the Russian Knights aerobatic team at Kubinka. Apparently 6 will be delivered by years end.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2134724.html
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    Post  franco on Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:44 pm

    According to this article only 16 Su-30SM's to be delivered this year. Two to Naval Aviation, six to the Aerobatic Team and eight to Fighter units.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2160364.html
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:51 pm

    Six to the aerobatic team? WTF I'd say we need more modern fighters in service in active units...
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:01 pm

    VladimirSahin wrote:Six to the aerobatic team? WTF I'd say we need more modern fighters in service in active units...

    The flight team is used as a promotional tool. If they fly old defective aircraft they could have accidents which greatly diminishes confidence in our products. It also hurts national morale which is more important than anything. Public Relations is half the game both in war and in sales.
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:11 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    VladimirSahin wrote:Six to the aerobatic team? WTF I'd say we need more modern fighters in service in active units...

    The flight team is used as a promotional tool.  If they fly old defective aircraft they could have accidents which greatly diminishes confidence in our products.  It also hurts national morale which is more important than anything.  Public Relations is half the game both in war and in sales.

    That's true actually, I reacted too early it's just we need more modern aircraft in service.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:38 pm

    franco wrote:According to this article only 16 Su-30SM's to be delivered this year. Two to Naval Aviation, six to the Aerobatic Team and eight to Fighter units.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2160364.html

    franco, Su-30s for aerobatic team are included in the number of total orders?? (30+30+28) ??
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    Post  franco on Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:15 pm

    Apparently so, the third order was for 36 aircraft wasn't it. I believe the 88 figure is that of aircraft due for delivery by the end of 2018. So 10 for Naval Aviation and 72 for VKS delivered by the end of 2016. That leaves 34 (18+16) for delivery in 2017 and 2018.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:40 pm

    The group "Russian Knights" has received four Su-30SM

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    According to reports on the web-site forums.airforce.ru, October 8, 2016, these four aircraft flew to the place of permanent stationing of "Russian Knights" at the Kubinka airfield near Moscow.

    Total in 2012 for the Ministry of Defense of Russia was contracted 116 Su-30cm, of which 88 are intended for the Air Force (FSI) of Russia, and 28 - for the Russian Navy Naval Aviation. So far, so VKS Russia within the framework of the signed contracts received 60 Su-30SM, and the Naval aviation - nine.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2170525.html
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    Post  medo on Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:08 pm

    I hope Irkut will deliver more of them soon.
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    Post  Isos on Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:30 pm

    Why don't they order just Su-35 ? It's better than Su-30 in all aspects.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:49 pm

    Isos wrote:Why don't they order just Su-35 ? It's better than Su-30 in all aspects.

    I think Su-30SM is actually a double seat Su-35
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    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:52 pm

    Isos wrote:Why don't they order just Su-35 ? It's better than Su-30 in all aspects.

    Its alot more expencive actually, almost double expencive actually when you take everything in count.

    30SM on other hand is tandem seater with almost identical kinematic performance, payload and range but is less capable in terms of avionics, but is quite alot cheaper and allows introduction in numbers to replenish decaying T-10 fleet. And current goal is to get rid of MiG-29s and oldest T-10s asap.
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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:26 am

    George1 wrote:
    Isos wrote:Why don't they order just Su-35 ? It's better than Su-30 in all aspects.

    I think Su-30SM is actually a double seat Su-35
    Only if by "Su-35" you mean the old Su-27M developed during the very last years of the Soviet Union. Su-35S is an entirely different machine, with deep changes to the airframe, much newer engines and avionics.
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    Post  franco on Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:27 am

    Two more Su-30SM delivered to Millerovo;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2194760.html
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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:36 am

    Till now for 2016

    Su-30SM Navy - 1
    Su-30SM AF - 2
    Su-30SM Knights - 4


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    Post  medo on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:25 pm

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    Interesting picture of Su-30SM armed with R-77-1 and R-73 AAMs and KH-31 missiles flying over the sea. I wonder if this Su-30SM is one from contingent in Syria? Would be nice if RuAF finaly equip them with Hibiny ECM pods like Su-35 are.
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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:10 am

    It is the same plane and the same session of this photo:
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    This seems to be the Astrakhan area, taken over the lower Volga and the Caspian sea coast.
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    Post  franco on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:46 pm

    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

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    Post  Guest on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 pm

    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


    Seems like 29s have no future in RuAF at all.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:50 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    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


    Seems like 29s have no future in RuAF at all.

    A wide choice would be to hand all their MiG-29s (incl. SMTs) to Armenia and Syria. Focus on the Flankers and future PAK FA.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:52 am

    A very wide choice... but would it be a sensible one?

    The Su-30 series are the low cost low priority aircraft so replacing the MiG-29SMT makes sense if longer range flight performance is required.

    I doubt they will make enough MiG-35s to replace all existing MiG-29s in service, so many MiG-29SMT units will be replaced with cheaper model Flankers... but I suspect many of them will also be replaced with MiG-29M2s as well and later MiG-35s.



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    Post  Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:05 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    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


    Seems like 29s have no future in RuAF at all.

    A wide choice would be to hand all their MiG-29s (incl. SMTs) to Armenia and Syria. Focus on the Flankers and future PAK FA.

    I wouldnt mind if they gave few of those SMTs to us here either.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:13 pm

    "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

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    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2293427.html
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    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:13 pm

    The Sukhoi-30SM has impressive flight range and duration parameters, such as a combat range of 1,500 kilometers. It can also be used for training pilots for single-seat fighter jets of the future.

    Twelve suspension devices enable the plane to carry medium-range air-to-air missiles of the R-27 family (up to eight), R-77 (ten) and short-range R-73 missiles (up to six).

    Armed with anti-radar and anti-ship missiles Kh-31P and Kh-31A (up to six) the Sukhoi-30SM can be used in operations to suppress enemy air defense and destroy surface ships. Also, the Sukhoi-30SM is capable of delivering pin-point strikes with:

    • Kh-59 family missiles (up to five);

    • Guided air bombs KAB-250 (up to six), KAB-500 (up to six) and KAB 1500 (up to three);

    • Kh-29T missiles with a TV-guided warhead (up to six);

    • Unguided air bombs (100 kg, 250 kg and 500 kg).

    • Sets of unguided missiles S-8 (set B-8M) and S-13 (B-13P), and S-24 and S-25 missiles.


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