Malaysia completed 18 Su-30 fleet can be a long cruise the South China Sea
data for: Malaysian Air Force to receive the multi-purpose fighter Su-30MKM Xu Zhenjun
Global Times correspondent reported August 19, Russian media reported that Russia has already delivered two days ago the last more than two Su-30MKM purpose fighter. So far, the Malaysian Air Force for 18 Su-30MKM fleet set to complete.
2003, Russia and Malaysia signed a contract worth $ 900 million, Russia at the end of the contract should be completed in 2008 all the aircraft delivered. The contract also includes construction of the Su-30MKM Malaysia’s maintenance center.
Malaysian air force currently has a variety of aircraft, including Russian MiG-29N fighters, the U.S. F/A-18D Hornet and F-5 fighter. The purchase of the Su-30MKM fighter in the provision of the Indian Su-30MKI fighters based on the Malaysian Air Force made to order, change the avionics system configuration.
Su-30MKM is a heavy two-seater multi-purpose fighter aircraft, can be a long cruise in the South China Sea airspace, the pilot double cabin can ease the fatigue of long-endurance flight. Su-30MKM can also choose a variety of advanced anti-ship missile weapons, including supersonic Kh-31 supersonic anti-ship missiles, short-range, subsonic sea-skimming anti-ship missile Kh-59 long-range and high degree of generalization The 3M-54 series missiles. Has a strong standoff strike capability.
also reported that Russia has already delivered 22 Su-30 fighters Algeria. The remaining six will be completed by September delivery.