New Su-30SM fighter makes maiden flight
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:41
Moscow: The Russian Air Force's first Su-30SM advanced fighter jet made its first flight Friday, the manufacturer said.

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

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

The Russian defence ministry and Irkut signed a contract in March for delivery of 30 of the multirole fighters by 2015.


First Published: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:41

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