Vietnam received 20 Su-30MK2 year can match the Chinese navy Su-30
Russia sold to Vietnam’s Su-30MK2 fighters
According to Russia’s “Periscope 2″ site on November 1 report, “Chinese and Asian Defense” magazine October 2011 issue quoted a Russian defense industrial complex sources, then disclosed that this year Russia will be in accordance with the schedule agreed upon prior to the Vietnam supply 20 Su-30MK2 fighter. Overall, the more south sioux-30MK2 and Russia to the Chinese navy had delivered the same type of aircraft in the combat system is very similar.
It is reported that the end of June this year, Vietnam has received from Russia 18 Su-30MK2, the remaining two should be delivered before the end of this year. According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense requirements, the Su-30MK2 fighters have carried out some changes. Overall, the combat system, the more south sioux-30MK2 with the Chinese Navy Air Force Su-30MK2 very similar, roughly the same.
Russian defense-industrial complex sources, the Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam’s Su -27/30 series aircraft purchase the largest known, but Vietnam still need more Su-30 fighter. He said: “We are considering opening the Sukhoi company in Vietnam, the feasibility of repair centers, negotiations on this subject now. Take into account the maintenance of the Su-27SK’s Vietnam experience and long history of using Su-22, Vietnamese in the maintenance of aircraft developed by Sukhoi Design Bureau has accumulated a wealth of experience to build such a center will not have a particular problem. As for the Su-30MK2 overhaul, no doubt, need Russia’s help. Sukhoi Su-30MK2 company aircraft are usually only guaranteed for one year, Vietnam needs additional Su-30 fighter now a total of 120 Vietnamese Air Force Su-22 and more than 100 MiG-21, with 20 Su-30MK2, 4 Su-30MKV, 12 Su -27/UBK, is clearly insufficient to meet the needs of Vietnam. In addition, we also appeal to other countries, including Vietnam, to buy more advanced than the Su-30MK2 models because of Sukhoi plans to export more modern Su – 35 fighters, the Su-30MK2 export sales will gradually decrease. Su-30MK2 keep the cost of production is actually very high and for Vietnam, China and Indonesia (as well as Russia and Venezuela) compared to the Su-30MK2 for India , Algeria, Malaysia Air Force’s Su-30MKI fighter larger scale of production. “(compiled: Book Mountain)