MW: Russian Su-30MKA for the Algerian Air Force is the most dangerous fighter in Africa

Cooperation between Algeria and Russia in the field of armaments has allowed this North African country to have the most combat-ready army on the continent. The Military Watch Magazine notes that the Algerian Ministry of Defense pays special attention to the renewal of the Air Force.

And of all the possible heavy fighters produced in the world, the Ministry of Defense chose the Russian Su-30 in the ICA modification. This highly maneuverable combat aircraft began to enter service with Algeria in 2009 and now forms the basis of the country's air force. The main competitor in the fight for the Algerian market was the French Rafale. This light fighter outperformed the Su-30 due to its low price and lower operating costs. But the combat capabilities of the heavy Russian fighter more than offset the additional costs.

The Algerian modification of the Su-30MKA is equipped with a radar based on a passive phased antenna array with complex phase and electrohydromechanical scanning H011 Bars. Also, the new fighter received AL-31FP engines with variable thrust vectoring. Created on the basis of the best fighter of the Cold War Su-27, the new Su-30 received improved avionics and an expanded range of weapons. Algeria, with the help of Russia, received the most combat-ready fighter on the African continent

says MW.

Last year, Russia's North African partner signed a new $7 billion contract that was expanded to $12 billion. Under its terms, Algeria will modernize the existing Su-30MKA. Russian manufacturers will equip the fighters with modern Irbis-E AFAR radars, as well as new R-77 and R-37M missiles. According to some reports, the purchase package also includes fifth-generation Su-57 fighters, as well as S-400 air defense systems and T-14 Armata tanks.
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  1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 21 November 2022 17: 38
    Is it not these cars that Algeria returned to Russia, as they did not correspond to the performance characteristics declared in it.
  2. re Offline re
    re (Rish) 21 November 2022 17: 56
    For those few who don't know yet, Military Watch Magazine is an online military magazine founded in 2017. The website lacks transparency as it does not name authors, editors or owners and does not disclose physical location. Military Watch focuses on defense-related coverage and publishes articles that are broadly in line with Russian government statements. In short, this is the usual, yet another, cheap Russian state propaganda and the opinion of this publication means absolutely nothing ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 November 2022 20: 59
    Military Watch has already managed to sell SU35, MIG35, and SU57 to Algeria several times, but for some reason everything turned out to be zilch.
    Some fig Russian PR people