New Su-30SM Fighter Makes Maiden Flight

New Su-30SM Fighter Makes Maiden Flight
# 21 September 2012 17:42 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The Russian Air Force’s first Su-30SM advanced fighter jet made its first flight on Friday, the manufacturer said, APA reports quoting Ria Novosti.

“The flight lasted for two hours and went smoothly,” the Irkut corporation said.

The Su-30SM is a specialized version of the thrust-vectoring Su-30MKI for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The Defense Ministry and Irkut signed a contract in March for delivery of 30 of the multirole fighters by 2015.
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