Naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Commander of the naval aviation, Major General Igor Kozhin.
“The first Su-30SM fighter was delivered to naval aviation of Russian navy in July 2014. Last year the naval aviation took delivery of three Su-30SM aircraft; two more jets of the type were delivered to the navy on August 17th 2015 and three more ones will be delivered in September – October 2015. It is planned that naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020,” he said.
According to Kozhin, deliveries of Su-30SM to the military units help significantly expand the capabilities of the aviation of Russian navy.