Photo: United Aircraft Corporation
Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant named after Yury Gagarin (KoAAP), United Aircraft Corporation, has manufactured and delivered a second batch of new Su-35S multirole fighters to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation according to the current year program.
Su-35S 4++ generation multirole fighters have passed a ground and flight test cycle in various operating conditions and flown to their duty location.
The Su-35 is designed to seize control of airspace, destroy ground and surface targets in day and night time in favorable and severe weather conditions at long distances from the home airfield and is a transition to the fifth generation aircraft.
The aircraft features high in-flight, altitude-airspeed and maneuvering performance, long-range navigation and weapon-aiming systems, up-to-date communications and high-rate data exchange system to ensure communication between the fighter and ground command facilities and also between fighters; powerful long-range precision-guided air-to-air and air-to-surface armament, and high-performance electronic counter measures system. Propulsion based on new thrust vectoring engines with digital control system provides considerable improvement of flight and maneuvering performance.