Russia’s 3rd Su-35S fighter starts test flights

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  1. SpArK

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    Russia’s 3rd Su-35S fighter starts test flights


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    Russia's Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer started test flights of its third series-produced Su-35S Flanker-E multirole fighter on Tuesday, the company said.

    The aircraft took off from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur airfield in Russia's Far East, spending more than two hours in the air testing propulsion and control systems.

    The Su-35 Flanker-E superiority fighter is powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring. It can effectively engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems.

    The aircraft has been touted as "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology."
    After the tests are completed, the Su-35 will be transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry.


    Russia’s 3rd Su-35S fighter starts test flights | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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  3. Vishwarupa

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    if MMRCA is cancelled, should India go for this or is it similar to our SU30MKI...
     
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    First and foremost MMRCA Won't be cancelled !! and If cancelled,Our Airforce won't go for Sukhois under this - they are Looking for Multirole fighter under Medium weight Category

    and Secondly There is No need for Su-35's , we Have Super Sukhoi's coming with AESA and Sukhois will be upgraded to top level standards from time to time
     
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    who the hell design sukhois...he is god sent man...TALENT
     
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    The best conventional fighter ever! Red baron would be so proud of this bird......
     
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    what exactly is Red Baron?
    never heard of this before.......
     
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    The world famous Red Baron........ you don't know him??? :confused:

    Red baron was the nick name of Manfred von Richthofen...................... a WW1 ace........ he was the father of the aerial warfare

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
     
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    Sukhoi tests new fighter

    Sukhoi tests new fighter


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    Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi has flight tested its Serial Three Su-35S Flanker-E multipurpose jet fighter for the first time.

    During the test Tuesday, which lasted more than two hours, the aircraft's propulsion and control systems were put through their paces and "proved to be flawless," the company said.

    Additional details on the initial flight test have not been disclosed.

    The Su-35S is based on the earlier Su-27 but with an improved airframe, two central digital computers, advanced avionics and new radar with phased array antennas.

    The closest competitor aircraft to the Su-27, which was introduced into service in 1988, is the U.S. F-15 Eagle.

    With increased fuel capacity, the range of the Su-35S is more than 2,200 miles.

    The maximum speed at altitude is about 1,400 mph. Its ceiling is 59,000 feet.

    Sukhoi said the Su-35S can detect aircraft out to a range of nearly 250 miles, farther than that of other combat aircraft.

    The Generation 4++ fighter's radar can reportedly track simultaneously 30 aerial targets and engage eight as well as track four ground targets and engage two.

    Weaponry carried by the Su-35 include a 30mm cannon, laser-guided and unguided bombs, anti-radar missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and missiles for use against maritime targets.

    With reduced protruding sensors and application to the fuselage of special coatings, the Flanker-E has a reduced radar signature.

    The first two Su-35S planes (Serial One and Serial Two) were delivered to a Russian government testing center in August and have already performed more than 400 test flights.

    The testing has involved propulsion, aircraft maneuverability, stability and control, as well as functioning of the aircraft navigation system.

    Sukhoi projects the service life of the aircraft as 6,000 flight hours and a planned operational life of 30 years.

    Potential export customers of the SU-35 aircraft are said to include China, India, Malaysia, Brazil and Indonesia.
     
  11. Killswitch

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    India wont buy it. It will upgrade the MKI's, maybe order more from Russia off the shelf to fill up gaps, but it wont buy this.
     
  12. LETHALFORCE

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    With upgrades planned for the MKI it will be above these levels. One example is the stealth skin which will greatly reduce RCS.

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    Developing the ‘Smart Skin’ concept for Su-30MKIThe pre-planned product improvement roadmap for the Su-30MKI continues to make steady progress, with two Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKIs, delivered in mid-2002, being dispatched to United Aircraft Corp (UAC) of Russia’s Irkutsk-based facility (IRKUT Corp) where both airframes will be strengthened and refurbished, and their navigation-and-attack system will be upgraded in order to arm the aircraft with the BrahMos supersonic air-launched cruise missile for both maritime strike and ground attack. Thus, while all structural and electrical work will be undertaken at Irkutsk, the Tikhomirov-NIIP will upgrade the Su-30MKI’s existing NO-11M ‘Bars’ passive phased-array radar’s performance and operating modes by incorporating a radar target extraction LRU. Once all this has been done, the two upgraded Su-30MKIs will be flown back to India to begin the weapons qualification test-firings, which will be jointly conducted by BrahMos Aerospace and the IAF.And come 2014, UAC, together with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will begin upgrading the first 100 IAF Su-30MKIs by modifying their airframes to make them stealthy, converting the existing ‘Bars’ into an active phased-array radar, enhancing the situational awareness by incorporating active electronically scanned transmit/receive arrays on the aircraft’s wings, and beefing up the defensive-aids suite by installing a combined radar/laser warning system and a missile approach warning system. Tikhomirov-NIIP had by last November begun laboratory-level tests of a ‘Bars’, which was fitted with an AESA array made up of X-band transmit/receive modules built by Istok JSC.Since then, another two ‘Bars’ radars have been modified as part of the R&D phase, which will last until 2012, and will be followed by flight qualification a year later. Incidentally, Tikhomirov-NIIP has also developed the Irbis-E passive phased-array radar for the Su-35BM and will soon begin work on modifying the Irbis-E into an active phased-array radar, which will go on board the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) that will be co-developed by UAC and HAL. In addition, both UAC and Tikhomirov-NIIP have come together to develop the ‘smart skin’ concept under which an AESA array’s transmit/receive modules can be placed anywhere on board the Su-30MKI to generate the relevant radiation field required for achieving more than 180-degree field-of-view.
     
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    boring.......... reposted!
     
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    IAF needed the MMRCA at least 4-5 years ago if we go for the mig-35 we wont get it soon enough, plus the Typhoon was built to counter the Su 27 faimly of air craft, I think it will still out perform the Su 35 in close air combat. Typhoons radar will be more powerful than the Su 35.Its highly unlikely that the production will meet IAF orders if the RuAF goes for it. Plus the Euro consortium or France have a lot more to offer than the Russians.
     
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    MMRCA will bring something very much needed, i.e. upgraded electronics, including better Radars flight control system etc...
     
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    This is what will make the "Super Sukhoi" a Killer Machine !! Smart Skin will bring stealth feature , AESA Radar and integrated BrahMos will make it one of the best in Asia
     
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    And add refueling capability to extend range.
     
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