As the leading Contractor of the State Defence Order, the Irkut Corporation performs serial manufacturing of highly-maneuverable Su-30SM multirole fighters. The aircraft has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and is manufactured at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, an affiliate of Irkut Corporation.
The super-maneuverable Su-30SM two-seat fighter is equipped with phased-array radar, thrust vectoring engines and canard panels. It is capable of employing advanced high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weaponry.
The aircraft may be used for training pilots of advanced multirole super-maneuverable single-seat fighters.
Su-30SM belongs to the Su-30MKI combat aircraft family. The fighter is adapted to the requirements of the Russian Air Force for radar, communication, and IFF systems, as well as weaponry, ejection seat, and a number of supporting systems.
Deliveries of Su-30SM aircraft to the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation are underway since 2012, to the Russian Navy - since 2014, to the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan - since 2015.