MW: The Russians bring the performance of the new Su-30SM2 closer to the Su-35S

The United Aircraft Corporation announced the transfer of a new batch of modernized Su-30SM2 fighters, assembled at the Irkutsk Aircraft Building Plant, to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The deep modernization of the Su-30 to the SM2 version brought the aircraft closer in terms of characteristics to the more modern Su-35S, Military Watch Magazine writes about this.

According to MW, the main feature of the CM2 modernization package is the equipping of fighters with AL-41 engines developed for the Su-35, which replaced the previous AL-31FP. Due to the ability to change the thrust vector in flight, the Su-30SM2 is considered one of the most maneuverable fighters. In addition to the engine, the aircraft of the new batch received new avionics and an expanded range of weapons.

The modernization, carried out on the instructions of the Russian Ministry of Defense, increased the combat capabilities of the aircraft. In particular, the range of detection and identification of air targets has been increased. New fighters are equipped with guided weapons with a range of several hundred kilometers

- reports the publication MW.

In the next batches, the Su-30SM2 can also be equipped with the latest Irbis-E-type AFAR radars for detecting and destroying fifth-generation fighters. The new modification is a development of the Su-30MK version, well known outside of Russia. Large batches of these fighters were purchased by India and Algeria. MW experts have already noted that the Su-30MKA of the Algerian army are the most dangerous and combat-ready fighters in Africa.
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  1. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) 23 November 2022 18: 29
    And again, first of all, they talk about maneuverability. Well, how did she help them in the war?
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 23 November 2022 18: 35
      And how did the "Stelth" technology help in the war?
      1. Ugens Offline Ugens
        Ugens (Victor) 23 November 2022 18: 40
        It helped a lot in all the wars where there were such aircraft, the result was that all countries with an aviation industry began to design aircraft using this technology.
        1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
          sgrabik (Sergei) 24 November 2022 10: 26
          Modern radars perfectly see American STEALTH at fairly large distances, and for our S-400 and S-500 air defense systems they are common targets.
  2. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 23 November 2022 18: 45
    Speaking of the engine. This is the same old AL-31 (original), only with a different layout. Those who understand know that the basis of a gas turbine engine is a gas generator. The product "117" has less thrust simply because it was required to fit the AL-31 into the limited dimensions. This had to be done by reducing the bypass ratio, which led to a decrease in maximum thrust from 18 to 15 tons.
  3. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 7 December 2022 20: 42
    A good plane, but the Mig-31M should already be put into production, not BM, namely M, then the West will crap laughing