MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s aircraft maker Sukhoi has delivered another batch of its multirole fighters Su-30M2 to the country's Air Force, according to the company’s press office.
“Under the state arms procurement program, the Sukhoi company handed over a batch of multirole fighter jets Su-30M2,” it said Tuesday in a press release.
New aircraft were reportedly flown to the airbase in the eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur where they had been tested.
“The new warplanes are headed to the places of their permanent deployment. Several more Su-30M2’s will be handed over to the Air Force later this year,” the aircraft producer said.
The Su-30M2 is a two-seater derivative of the Su-30 fighter. It is outfitted with high-precision weapons and can engage both ground and surface targets.
It was reported earlier that by the end of 2014 more than combat aircraft will be sent to airbases in Russia’s eastern military district (Khabarovsk, Primorsky and Transbaikal regions): multirole fighter jets Su-30M2, Su-30SM, military transport aircraft An-140-100, medium-range passenger aircraft An-148-100E, and modernized maritime patrol planes Il-38N.