The Russian Air Force regiment stationed in the Karelia region has received three more Su-35s – the regiment already has 70 percent of its modernized fighter jets, according to a spokesman for the Western Military District.
The fighters were transferred to the Republic of Karelia, to the aerodrome of Besovets. Very soon, the three multipurpose fighters will become part of the operations, according to Russian military portal Russkoe Oruzhie.
The Russian multi-purpose fighter Su-35S is a supermanable 4+ generation fighter, very close to fifth generation fighters.
The aircraft has a digital cockpit and electronic control systems, saving space and weight, and the aircraft can be controlled remotely, reducing the role of the pilot.
The Su-35S is equipped with a modern radar system capable of detecting aerial targets from a distance of 400km and tracking up to 30 targets at a single time, as well as attacking eight targets at the same time. In addition, the aircraft has avionics integrated into the information management system, providing all support to the pilot.
With regard to armament, the Su-35S can carry up to eight tons of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, which can be equipped with a 20-mm or 30-mm cannon, plus a wide range of missiles and guided bombs.
Just last month witnesses filmed an impressive flight with maneuvers of a fourth-generation Su-35S multi-purpose fighter.
The plane was conducting a training flight on the eve of its performance at the IV Economic Forum of the East, which is taking place in the Russian city of Vladivostok.
The images posted on YouTube show a Su-35S hovering in the sky in the Russky Island region. The aircraft made air acrobatics figures at very low speed, flying along with other planes and alone.
The Su-35 was adopted in service in 2014. Today the Russian army has 68 aircraft of this type in service.