MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Four modernized super-maneuverable multifunctional two-seat Su-30SM2 fighters arrived at the airfield in Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Region, which became part of the mixed aviation regiment of the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet. The plane was accepted at the manufacturing plant in Irkutsk and made a multi-kilometer flight to the Kaliningrad region.
Representatives of the naval aviation command of the fleet, the personnel of the air unit took part in the solemn ceremony of meeting the aircraft.
The crews underwent appropriate retraining, in the course of training the pilots studied the performance characteristics of the aircraft, their technological base and piloting features, completed a specialized course on ground simulators and performed practical flights.
The main difference between the Su-30SM2 aircraft and its predecessor, the Su-30SM, which is also in service with the air regiment of the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet, is that it has replaced imported equipment with domestic counterparts. The fighter received improved performance characteristics of the optical-electronic aiming and navigation complex, the complex of electronic countermeasures, the radar control system, ensuring an increase in the detection range of air targets. In addition, the range of used air-to-air and air-to-surface guided weapons against air, ground, including radar and sea targets has been expanded with an increase in the range of their application.
It is expected that the re-equipment of the mixed aviation regiment of the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet from Su-24M aircraft to Su-30SM2 aircraft will increase its combat potential by 1.5 times. Earlier, in 2016-2018, eight Su-30SM aircraft were delivered to the regiment.
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