LIMA 2017: Irkut Corporation offers Su-30SME fighter jet to ASEAN market

LIMA 2017
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition
21 - 25 March 2017
Langkawi Airport - Malaysia
LIMA 2017: Irkut Corporation offers Su-30SME fighter jet to ASEAN market
Russia offered a new modification of the latest supermaneuverable Su-30SM fighter jet designated as Su-30SME to potential foreign customers of aircraft technologies, President of Irkut Corporation Oleg Demchenko told TASS at the 14th International naval and aerospace show in Malaysia (LIMA 2017).
LIMA International Maritime and Aerospace defense exhibition 2017 83A scale model of Irkut Corporation's Su-30SME fighter jet at LIMA 2017
"Su-30SME is an export version of Su-30SM. The aircraft are supplied to the defense ministries of Russia and Kazakhstan as an ally in the Collective Security Treaty Organization," he said.

Su-30SME is a development of the Su-MK fighter which is popular on the global market. "Su-30SME is an upgraded modern platform based on Russian equipment. As the basic Russian Su-30SM version develops the capabilities of the export Su-30SME will also expand," Demchenko said.

The Russian Knights aerobatic group is for the first time flying supermaneuverable Su-30SM fighter jets at Lima 2017 show to demonstrate technical characteristics and piloting capabilities of the new aircraft.

The Su-30SM fighter jet has been manufactured for the Russian Air Force since 2012.

Four Su-30SM batch-produced fighters (Russian Air Force modification) were supplied for Kazakh Air Force in 2015.