The Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association has mastered serial
production of a two-seater version of the SU-27 aircraft
provided with an in-flight refuelling system and featuring
greater combat capabilities. The new version has received the
The capability of the aircraft to be refuelled in flight makes it
possible to considerably increase the time of patrouing and the
range of the aircraft. As an illustration of the capabilities of the
SU-30 aircraft we may refer to the Moscow — Komsomolsk on
the Amur — Moscow nonstop flight in 1987, when the aircraft
covered 13440 km with several in-flight refuellings.
Provided with advanced navigation equipment, the aircraft
features unique capabilities to patrol and approach a target in
solo and formation flights.
The 30-mm automatic cannon and ten external stores of missile
armament of different types enable the aircraft to effectively hit
different air and ground targets.
The aircraft is delivered to China.