The unique balance of range and payload allows for the Su-30МК to fulfill missions impracticable for most of the modern multirole fighters.
Substantial fuel capacity along with the in-flight refueling option ensures outstanding operational range for the Su-30MK fighter aircraft.
Combat load of the Su-30МК aircraft weighing up to 8000 kg in total is arranged on 12 stations.
The wide variety of weapons in combination with the up-to-date avionics ensures: - destruction of air targets including stealth aircraft, and in dog-fight engagements; - successful conduct of preemptive air engagements at a long distance; - destruction of ground and sea-surface targets with the use of guided and unguided weapons at tactical and operational depths of enemy defence.
The Su-30МК weapons include: - air-to-air guided missiles RVV-АЕ, R-27R (ER) with radar homing heads; - air-to-air guided missiles R-27Т (EТ), R-73E with IR homing heads; - supersonic air-to-ship guided missiles Kh-31А and air-to-radar missiles Kh-31P; - air-to-ground medium-range guided missiles Kh-59ME with TV-command guidance system; - air-to-ground missiles Kh-29ТD (L); - precision smart bombs KAB-500Kr, KAB-1500Kr (OD, LG); - wide range of unguided aerial bombs and cluster bombs; - unguided aircraft rockets S-25ОFM, S-13, S-8; - built-in gun mount GSh-301.
Advanced aircraft weapons including extended-range supersonic cruise missiles may be integrated into the weaponry suite of the Su-30MK aircraft manufactured by Irkut Corporation.