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Su-30SM2s are destined for Baltic duties

10th May 2021 - 11:30 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


Su-30SM2s in production, pictured in 2020. (Photo: Russian MoD)

Two dozen Su-30SM2 fighters will be delivered to the Russian Navy by late 2022, mainly to the Kaliningrad Oblast where they will replace ageing Su-27s.

A Russian MoD official has confirmed to Shephard that two dozen Su-30SM2 fighters for naval aviation will be delivered by the end of 2022, primarily to the Baltic Fleet.

Plans to procure Su-30SM2s and other fixed-wing aircraft were announced in August 2020 by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a visit to ...

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