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Russian Navy Baltic Fleet’s air arm received its first Su-30SM fighter jet.

| 2016
Naval Aviation News - Russia
Russian Navy Baltic Fleet’s air arm received its first Su-30SM fighter jet
The aircraft inventory of the Baltic Fleet’s naval air station in the Kaliningrad Region has been beefed up with its first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multirole fighter jet, Baltic Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov told journalists.
Su 30SM 70 blue Russian Navy Black Sea FleetA Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter aircraft (number 70 "blue") joined the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet at the 72th Air Base aviation of the Baltic Fleet (Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad region). Picture by Ivan Ermolin /
"The [fleet’s] first Su-30SM fighter assigned to an air squadron of the naval air station of the Baltic Fleet has landed at the airfield in the town of Chernyakhovsk," he said.

The aircraft arrived to the Kaliningrad Region from Irkutsk, where it had been built. Several more fighters of the type will be delivered to the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviators as part of the combat gear procurement process in 2017, Martov said.

The first air crews have converted to the Su-30SM in the Naval Aviation Combat Training and Conversion Center in Yeisk. The conversion course’s graduates will assist their comrades in learning the ropes on the new type of aircraft right in the unit as the fighters are ferried in.
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The Su-30SM (SM standing for ‘production-standard, modernized’ in Russian) multirole fighter is designed for both air superiority and surface target attack. Its design includes canards and swiveling-nozzle engines. The solutions afforded the aircraft supermaneuverability. The Su-30SM carries the Bars multifunction fire control radar and a wide array of weapons, including air-to-air missiles and precision-guided air-to-surface munitions. The fighter also can be used for training pilots for future single-seat aircraft. The type has been in production for the Russian Air Force.

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