Russia confirms its future delivery of Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar

According to information published by the Moscow Times on July 23, 2021, Dmitry Shugayev, the chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, confirmed the agreement between Myanmar and Russia concerning the delivery of six Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets despite political troubles in Myanmar.

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Russia confirms its future delivery of Sukhoi Su 30 fighter jets to Myanmar Sukhoi Su-30 figther aircraft (Picture source: Best HD Wallpaper)

The Sukhoi Su-30 is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

The integrated aerodynamic configuration, combined with the thrust vectoring control ability, results in high maneuverability and unique takeoff and landing characteristics.

The aircraft's powerplant incorporates two Saturn AL-31F after burning low-bypass turbofan engines, fed through intake ramps. Two AL-31Fs, each rated at 123 kN (28,000 lbf) of full afterburning thrust ensures Mach 2 in level flight, 1,350 km/h speed at low altitude, and a 230 m/s climbing rate.

With a normal fuel reserve of 5,270 kg, the Su-30MK is capable of performing a 4.5-hour combat mission with a range of 3,000 km. An aerial refueling system increases the range to 5,200 km (3,200 mi) or flight duration up to 10 hours at cruise altitudes.