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« on: October 23, 2016, 12:50:34 AM »
This thread has been re-purposed to serve as a threat index for Flanker discussions

Country      Qty ordered      Version      Ordered (Delivered)  Comments     Discussion
                                    
Algeria  16
14
  Su-30MK
Su-30MK
  2010 (2011-2012)
2015 (2016-2017)
        
                                    
  12
12
  Su-30MK
Su-30MK
  2013 (2017)
2017 (2019-2020)
       Su-30KM (Angola)
                                    
  12  Su-30MK  2017 (2019-2020)            Sukhoi Su-30SM for Belarusia
                                    
  105
21
2
24
28
38
38
24
24     
  Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
Su-35
  1996 (1998-2007)
1991 (1992)
1992 (1992)
1995 (1996-1997)
1999 (2000-2002)
1999 (2000-2001)
2001 (2002-2003)
2003 (2004)
2015 (2016-2017)
            China Takes Delivery of 10 Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets

Sukhoi Su-30MKK (PLA-AF [China] version)

Shenyang J-11

Shenyang J-15

Shenyang J-16
                                    
Ethiopia  9
8
  Su-27/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
  1998 (1998-1999)
2002 (2003-2004)
  2nd-hand, $160M with 3 Su-27US
Suspected 2nd-hand
     Ethiopian Flankers
                                    
  140
18
22
10
18
40
42
  Su-30MK
Su-30K
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
  2001 (2005-2017)
1996 (1997-1999)
1996 (2002-2003)
1998 (2004)
2007 (2007-2008)
2007 (2009-2012)
2012 (2016-2017)
  -
-
Exchanged for new Su-30MKI
-
-
Replacement for Su-30K
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     Sukhoi Su-30MKI

India's Sukhoi fleet faces problems despite Russian spare parts deal

HAL's record turnover in FY18 masks concern over dwindling order book

Wreckage of missing Indian Su-30MKI found . . .

Exercises with Sukhoi Su-30 @ Red Flag, Cope India, and beyond

                                
  2
2
3
3
6
  Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-30MK
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-30MK
Su-30MK
  2003 (2003)
2003 (2003)
2008 (2010)
2008 (2009)
2012 (2013)
            Indonesia-Russia Su-35 fighter jet deal

Russia to supply of Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia

Sukhoi Su-30KI (Indonesian version)

                                    
  14
6
12
  Su-27/Flanker-B
Su-30SM
Su-30SM
  1995 (1999-2001)
2015 (2015-2016)
2017 (2017)
            Kazakhstan plans to acquire additional Su-30SM . . .
                                    
  18  Su-30MKM  2003 (2007-2009)  $900M with 33% offsets, incl tech transfer
and training of Malaysian cosmonaut
     Kuala Lumpur is studying options for replacing its Sukhoi Su-30MKM fighters

The Real Problem With The Sukhois: The Russians

Sukhoi Su-30MKM (RMAF version)

Malaysia's Sukhoi Service Centre Project

                                    
                                 Moscow to deliver six Su-30 fighter aircraft to Myanmar
                                    
                                 Russia Selling Su-30 Fighters to Nigeria
                                    
                                 Russia's Sukhoi Su-35S fighter put into operation

Su-34 Fullback: the Flanker-Bomber

SU-27 vs F-16 @ Area 51?

                                    
  6  Su-30MK  2010 (2011-2012)  $635M deal     Sukhoi Su-30 @ Uganda
                                    
  24  Su-30MKV  2006 (2006-2008)    $1.5B deal     Sukhoi Su-30MK2 (Venezuela)
                                    
  6
6
4
  Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-27S/Flanker-B
Su-30MKV
  1994 (1995)
1996 (1997-1998)
2003 (2004)
  $200M deal, with 1 Su-27UBK
With Su-27UBK
$120M deal
  Vietnam turns to Ukraine to develop Flanker maintenance capability

Vietnam Flanker fleet



https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-11-09/russia-expand-export-sales



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Russian Jet Fighters in Asia: Why Politics Still Matters | The Diplomat - December 09, 2015
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Russia is known for exporting combat aircraft throughout the world. From the beginning of the Cold War onward, Soviet and Russian MiGs, Sukhois and Yaks have formed the backbone of many air forces throughout the world. This was partly due to old Cold War politics, where states were basically obliged to acquire military equipment from whichever bloc they were aligned with.

Russia has inherited much of its old military R&D and production capabilities with regards to military aircraft. Soviet and Russian planes are still in high demand throughout the world. This is primarily due to three thing; costs, quality and the lack of arms sanctions often imposed by western states on unsavory states.

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Why the Indonesian air force wants the Su-35 | RBTH - May 13, 2015
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The Indonesian air force wants to replace its outdated American built F-5 fighters with the brand new Russian Su-35 Super Flanker, but the country’s political leadership is unable to act quickly because the U.S. is pitching in with its F-16 and F-18 jets.

The Indonesians operate both American F-16s and Russian made Flankers – five Su-27s and 11 Su-30s. How Russian aircraft ended up in the air force of an American ally is interesting. “Indonesia’s turn toward Russian fighters stemmed partly from necessity,” explains Defense Industry Daily (DID).. Its 12 remaining F-16A/Bs and 16 remaining F-5E/F fighters experienced severe maintenance problems in the wake of a U.S. embargo.”

The embargo was imposed after Australia started meddling in Indonesia’s civil war in East Timor, and the U.S. accused Jakarta of human rights violations.


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 12:52:05 AM »
Russian arms in demand after Syria campaign | RT news - 28 Mar, 2016
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The $500 million Russia spent on the military operation in Syria may soon pay off for the Kremlin, reports business daily Kommersant, as Moscow expects $6-7 billion worth of new arms contracts.

According to the newspaper’s source, close to military exports and technical cooperation, potential customers are looking to buy the weapons proved in action. These are armaments in the inventory of Russian military or already bought by another country.

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Kommersant reports that after the campaign began, in December 2015 Algeria requested 12 Su-32 bombers (export version of the Su-34). According to the director of the Chkalov Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant Sergey Smirnov, the negotiations had been going on for eight years, but developed slowly.

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From The Diplomat

Will Vietnam Buy a Squadron of Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets? - March 31, 2016
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The Vietnam People’s Air Force is allegedly interested in procuring a squadron of Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter jets, a source within Russia’s Federal Service of Military Technology Cooperation told the Russian daily Kommersant.

The potential new arms contract between Russia and Vietnam is estimated to be worth around $1 billion and could include the transfer of up to 12 of the 4++ generation aircraft, the source revealed. Vietnam’s military is seeking to slowly phase our more than 100 ageing Russian-made MiG-21 fighters over the next years and has embarked upon an ambitious replacement program.

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Among other things, the Vietnam People’s Air Force currently operates 32 Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft and is expecting delivery of four more jets by the end of 2016. The Su-30 MK2 is an all-weather, long-range strike fighter incorporating Su-35s technology and can be used as a maritime strike aircraft. It is roughly comparable to the U.S.-made F-15E Strike Eagle fighter.

Vietnam first signed a contract for the procurement of four Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft in 2003. This was followed up by two other defense deals with Sukhoi in 2009 and 2010 for the purchase of eight and 12 additional fighter jets respectively. The last contract between Moscow and Hanoi was signed in 2013 and involved a last batch of 12 aircraft for an estimated $600 million.

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China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016 - September 17, 2016
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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive the first four out of 24 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a federal subject located in the Russian Far East, said in a speech during the opening of a new aircraft production plan on September 15, according to local media reports.

From 2016 to 2018 the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production plant will deliver 24 Su-35 combat aircraft to China, the governor said.  China first showed interest in one of Russia’s most modern combat aircraft in 2008. Negotiations over the Su-35 deal began in 2011. A preliminary agreement was reached in 2012 with a final sales contract signed in November 2015.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 04:42:32 AM »
Russia's Western Military District Air Regiment starts receiving Su-35S fighter jets | Air Recognition - 16 November 2016
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The Su-35S is a Russian multipurpose super maneuverable aircraft of generation 4++ with steerable thrusters. It can fly at a maximum speed of 2500 kilometers per hour at a range of up to 3400 kilometers and a combat radius of 1600 kilometers. The fighter jet is armed with a 30-mm caliber gun and has 12 bomb and missile suspension points.

The S variant is the designation of production Su-35BM single-seat fighter for the Russian Air Force. Russia places a new order for 50 additionnal Su-35S fighters in January 2016, for an estimated amount of $1.4 bn. As of November 2016, Russia has 52 Su-35S fighters in inventory.

A RuAF Su-35S fighter jet (Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense)

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Russian Navy Naval Aviation to Receive Six New Su-30SM Fighters and Two Il-38 MPA by Year End | navy recognition - 25 November 2016
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The seaborne aviation of the Russian Navy will receive some two dozen aircraft and helicopters, including six multipurpose Su-30SM fighter jets and two Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft in November-December, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Korolev told a meeting of the military council.

The latest Su-30SM (with blue number "70"), built at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant for the naval aviation of the Russian Navy conducting its first flight. Picture taken on November 15 by Alexei Korshunov / CAS / forums.airforce.ru

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Su-30SM design

The airframe of Su-30SM is made of titanium and high-strength aluminium alloys. It is based on the Su-30MKI aircraft developed jointly by IRKUT and JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau, for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The fuselage head houses cockpit, radar sections and avionics bay. High manoeuvrability was achieved through the integral aerodynamic form combined with thrust vectoring feature.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 02:18:00 AM »
Russian Navy Naval Aviation Received Another Batch of Su-30SM Fighter Aircraft | navy recognition - 02 December 2016
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A separate naval air attack regiment of the Russian Navy has received several Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multirole fighters today, with one of them named "Irkutsk", the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists.


Su-30SM Aircraft (number 45, named "Irkutsk") belonging to separate naval air attack regiment of the Russian Navy.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 07:53:07 AM »
India to train Vietnam's Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter pilots | IHS Jane's 360 - 06 December 2016
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The deal, which was signed in New Delhi by Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Ngo Xuan Lich, states that training of the fighter pilots from the Vietnam People's Army Air Force (VPAAF) by Indian Air Force (IAF) instructors is set to start in early 2017.

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Indonesia reportedly negotiating price of Russian Su-35 fighters | IHS Jane's 360 - 12 December 2016
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Indonesia and Russia are continuing to negotiate the terms of the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) procurement of Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft, Indonesian defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has confirmed.

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Details about the localised production programme have not been revealed but are unlikely to feature the manufacture or assembly of the whole aircraft unless Indonesia commits to a purchase of a significant number of aircraft. Localised component manufacturing and support are the most likely first phases of collaboration.

In 2015 Ryacudu said the Indonesian Ministry of Defence had selected the Su-35 to replace the TNI-AU's Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters, which entered TNI-AU service in 1980 and are expected to be withdrawn from service by the end of the decade.

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 09:06:26 PM »
Kazakhstan took delivery of two more Su-30SM fighter jets | Air Recognition - 28 December 2016
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Kazakhstan took delivery of a new batch of Su-30SM multirole fighter jets, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry announced on Dec. 27, 2016. These are the 5th and 6th Su-30SM fighter jets delivered to the Kazakh Air Force, after the country ordered an undiclosed number of aircraft in February 2015.

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A first batch of four Su-30SM jets was delivered to Kazakhstan in May 2015 as part of agreements reached earlier between Kazakh and Russian defense ministries. The aircraft appeared during a parade in Astana commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II.

The 5th Su-30SM fighter jet delivered to the Kazakh Air Force (Credit: Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan)

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 02:19:52 AM »
Belarus confirms plans to purchase Su-30SM fighter jets in 2017 | Air Recognition - 07 February 2017
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Belarus and Russia announced they reached agreement in principle on the sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM on February 2016. Once the contract formalized, Belarus will be the third customer for the Su-30SM after Russia and Kazakhstan (which received four aircraft in 2014-2015).

The Belarusian Air Force already operates a fleet of Russian-made Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft.

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Russia reveals Su-30SME export 'Flanker' details | IHS Jane's 360 - 31 March 2017
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The Su-30SME has a normal take-off weight of 26,090 kg, a maximum take-off weight of 34,000 kg, a speed of 1.75 Mach, and normal/maximum fuel weights of 5,270/9,300 kg respectively. It has operational range of 1,280 km at sea-level and at a speed of 800 km/h; of 3,000 km flying at a high altitude and at a speed of 900 km/h; and of 5,600 km with one air refuelling contact.

The Su-30SME is powered by two AL-31FP afterburner jet engines with thrust vectoring control. The powerplants have a combined thrust of 25,000 kg, and afford the fighter a combat payload of up to 8,000 kg mounted from its 12 hardpoints.

The avionics suite of the Su-30SME has been upgraded and the aircraft equipped for infrared and laser targeting pods for ground target acquisition and engagement. The new fire control radar can acquire and track 15 aerial targets simultaneously while being able to attack four at once. Other features include an integrated electro-optical targeting sensor coupled with a laser inertial navigation system, a helmet-mounted target designator, and satellite navigation system compatible with the GLONASS and NAVSTAR formats.

A model of the Su-30SME seen at the recent LIMA exhibition in Malaysia. Source: Nikolai Novichkov

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Kh-35U ASM enters Su-35S fighter jet weapon package | Air Recognition - 24 October 2017
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The Su-35S fighter jets of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) will be able to destroy naval targets of various classes, as well as ground objects, owing to the Kh-35U anti-ship missiles (ASM). The ASM has been officially introduced to the armament suite of the Su-35S after trials. Therefore, the fighters will be multifunctional platforms, being able to accomplish a wide range of tasks, according to the Izvestia newspaper.

The Kh-35U has been developed by JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV). It is the first fully unified missile that can be used by surface combatants, coastal defense missile systems and aerial platforms.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) told the Izvestia newspaper that the decision to introduce the Kh-35U to the armament suite of the Su-35S had been made in early September. The software and components of the missiles and the newest fighters have been modified during the works. It has resulted in the full compatibility of the Kh-35U and the Su-35S.


A Kh-35UE export variant at MAKS 2017

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From: india.com - Updated: November 27, 2017
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New Delhi, Nov 29: India is developing an ultra-light version of its supersonic cruise missile BrahMos which can be fired from the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. With the successful test-firing of a modified Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) BrahMos from multi-role air superiority fighter Sukhoi SU-30 MKI, Indian Air Force (IAF) is confident of getting the missile configured on Tejas.

The version which will be fitted on Tejas will be called BrahMos NG (BrahMos Lite) and it will be much lighter although the payload will be the same. The weight of BrahMos NG is expected to be just 1.4 tonnes and the range too will be only 120 km. The version of BrahMos to be fitted on Tejas is expected to be ready by 2019. Each Su-30 MKI can carry just one BrahMos each weighing 2.5 tonne with either a conventional or nuclear warhead weighing 300 kg and a range of 300-400 km.

YouTube video: India SuccessfullyTest Fires Brahmos Missile From Su-30MKI

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 02:41:56 PM »
New Su-30SM squadron formed in Russia's Western Military District | Air Recognition - 12 December 2017
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The first squadron fully armed with Su-30SM jets was created in Kursk. Another unit with the new-generation aircraft will appear next year, the Western Military District said. "A wing of Su-30SM completed redeployment to the air regiment of the Western Military District deployed in Kursk region to arm the first combat squadron," it said.


A RusAF Su-30SM fighter jet (Credit: Russian MoD)

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Russia to sell six SU-30 warplanes to Myanmar: RIA | Reuters
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Moscow (Reuters) - Russia will sell six SU-30 warplanes to Myanmar, the RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

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Delivery of Su-30SM fighter jets to Belarus postponed to 2019 | Air Recognition - 15 February 2018
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"So far the Russian Federation is unable to supply the aircraft to us because of problems with deliveries of spare parts which are under sanctions. A fully Russian aircraft is being localized and they promised to begin implementing the contract in 2019," he said.

"We determined the procurement schedule and will buy four aircraft a year. Su-30 will enhance the capabilities to protect troops and facilities from air attacks and will also renew the air fleet," he added.

Last year the Belarussian Defense Ministry signed a contract with Irkut Corporation on the purchase of 12 Su-30SM in 2018-2020. Belarus had to annually receive four aircraft. The ministry later said the contract was delayed for a year because of technical problems with aircraft components.