George1 wrote:2017 Deliveries Update
Su-30SM: 15 (10 to VKS, 5 to Ru Navy)
is meaning the procurement of these new aircrafts the movement to the reserve of older aircrafts? or are for new regiments/squadrons?
-30SM VKS replacing Mig-29SMT
-30SM Navy replacing Su-24M
-35S replacing Su-27P
-34 replacing Su-24M
All from old units.
Well , that's the general idea, but it's not entirely true that all planes replace old planes.
New squadrons and regiments are also being created
For example, this year a squadron is created at Kursk with Su-30SM , and the next will have a regiment.
It is not clear that Mig-29SMT will be withdrawn if they are destined to another base and a new regiment is opened
In the Navy , the Su-30SM are for a new squadron thet will be completed in 2018
The Su-24M are not still retired , in theory the 4 OMShAP of Chernyakhovsk will be restored with one Su-30SM and one Su-24M squadrons
In the same way , the squadron of Su-30SM received last years in Saki is for restore the 43 OMShAP , 1 sq, SU-30SM and other Su-24M
in long term , the Su-24 squadrons of Navy will be replaced for Su-30SM , but not 1:1 , the total force is slowly increasing , for the moment 2 new squadrons.
About Su-35, will replace the SU-27S/P and later also the Su-27SM
For the moment, the 3 sq. of Su-35S deployed in the East ,they have allowed to bring to the West 3 squadrons of Su-27SM, open a new base in Belbek , and probably other squadron of Su-27P will be transfer to Kaliningrad for restore the 689 IAP once Chkalovsk is reopened.
The Su-35 for Besovets allows to remove the older Su-27S
The number of squadrons Su-27/35 in the West part has raised form 6 in to 8 , and should get 10 before 2020
In the case of Su-34 , will remove all Su-24M / M2 / MR once the additional systems are mounted, probably in the new Su-34M versión
The number of regiments will increase, for example in the southern district there was a regiment of SU-24M (3sq) and a MR squadron
After receiving 3 sq. of Su-34, in addition to Sq. MR there are now two new squadrons of Su-24M (Crimea and Marinovka) that will be replaced later by Su-34M?
Then the force of tactical bombers squadrons in the South district has increased form 3 to 5
Also , probably this year will be formed other squadron of Su-34 in the West part, once are received the other 8 Su-34 and with the 16 Su-34 of 2018 , other complete regiment