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Two New Su-30SM to Kazakhstan

Two New Su-30SM to Kazakhstan 28 December, 2016

Kazakhstan has taken delivery of two more Su-30SMs on 27 December. The first batch of four aircraft was handed over to Kazakhstan Armed Forces in April 2015. Russian Su-30SM multirole fighter is mainly designed for gaining air superiority and attacking surface targets. The aircraft carries the Bars all-weather multifunction fire control radar and a wide array of weapons, including air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface precision-guided weapons. Su-30SM is powered by two AL-31FP by-pass turbojet reheated engines, providing the aircraft with a maximum horizontal speed of Mach 2. The flight range of Su-30SM is about 3 thousand km without refuelling, althouogh the aircraft also features a flight refuelling probe and refuelling system.

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