Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and President of Irkut Corporation Alexey Fedorov, have signed the contract on Su-30SM multirole fighters delivery for the Russian Armed Forces.
Under the contract, Irkut Corporation will supply to the Defence Ministry 30 aircraft of this type by 2015.
Anatoly Serdyukov noted that upcoming entry of the modern two-seat super-manoeuverable aircraft into the Russian Armed Forces significantly increase the combat power of the Russian Air Force. Moreover, technical capabilities of the fighter allow achieving a higher level of pilot trainings, which is especially important due to the increase in procurement of new-generation combat aircraft.
Alexey Fedorov said that Irkut Corporation working closely with the Sukhoi company will do its best for timely implementation of the State contract for the supply of fighters. Well-regulated large-scale production of Su-30 fighters of various modifications provides high quality of aircraft manufactured by the Corporation, both for the Russian Air Force and for export.
Multirole Su-30SM fighter – designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau continues the line of Su-30MKI combat aircraft family. These fighters, serially manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant – branch of JSC Irkut Corporation, successfully compete in the global market with modern aircraft of foreign manufacture. (ends)