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Algeria signs contract with Russia for 14 Su-30MKA fighter aircraft

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Algeria
 
 
 
Algeria signs contract with Russia for 14 Su-30MKA fighter aircraft
 
Russia and Algeria have signed contract details for 14 Sukhoi Su-30MKA (NATO reporting name: Flanker) multirole fighters, Rostec state corporation Director General Sergey Chemezov said on Friday, September 11, 2015.
     
Russia and Algeria have signed contract details for 14 Sukhoi Su-30MKA (NATO reporting name: Flanker) multirole fighters, Rostec state corporation Director General Sergey Chemezov said on Friday, September 11, 2015. Algerian Air Force's Su-30MKA fighter aircraft
     
"The contract has been signed. Fourteen planes will be delivered to Algeria in 2016-17," he said on a visit to Irkutsk Aircraft Plant in Siberia. Forty-four aircraft of the same type had already been received by the North African state, he said.

The Sukhoi Su-30MK is a russian made two-seat multirole fighter aicraft. Intended to gain air superiority, deliver blows against ground and waterborne targets by guided and unguided weapons, and also to conduct group combat actions in enemy's ECM and air defense fire environment, by day and night, in any weather conditions. The Sukhoi Su-30MK enables its crew to fully implement vast capabilities of up-to-date avionics systems and the entire range of airborne weapons to defeat aerial and ground (waterborne) targets. The Su-30MK is a qualitatively new multifunctional combat aircraft, in which the combat capabilities of Su-27-family aircraft have been retained and developed.


The Su-30MKA is a specialised version for Algeria which is similar to the MKI, but is principally equipped with French and Russian avionics. It features head-up and multifunction displays from the Thales Group and Sagem of France.

The Su-30MKA is equipped with the advanced N011M BARS pulse Doppler passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar, and has a Russian MAW-300 missile approach warning sensor (MAWS), RWS-50 RWR and optical-location system (OLS).