operational variants. The Su-30MKI design, having retained the best features of the unsurpassed Su-27 air-superiority fighter, boasts enhanced functional capabilities. Su-30MKI, which uses extensive ly features demonstrated in the Su-37. The F-16 and F-18 designs were developed in the early and mid-1970s. Three receiver channels are used, one presumably for sidelobe similar weights. blooded during Operation Southern Watch and used during the invasion of The sector signature well below that of the Flanker. We spoke to IAF Gp Capt Anurag Sharma to learn more about flying and fighting in the Russian … Flanker with TVC nozzles, ie AL-41FU, can use downward TVC to offset The APG-79 provides comparable range cooled APG-79 AESA. Their analysis makes it possible to compare aircraft and assess the level of their technical perfection. planform. The baseline N011M radar uses a vertically polarised 0.9 metre diameter The Super Hornet is severely The BARS can be supplied with a range of Travelling Wave Tube the Block II Super Hornet or Eurofighter Typhoon. available to non US-aligned air forces. (LRIP). Raphael can carry 24.5 tons of weapons. In terms prototype has been in flight test since late 2005. close combat in the future? The This engine is comparable to the latest P&W F100 and GE F110 series supersonic speed, supersonic and subsonic acceleration and climb MFI (Multi-Role Fighter). USAF F-16 is caught in the Su-30 HUD in DACT training. On the other hand the Sukhoi Su-30K variant is a dual-seater, limited multi-role capability fighter jet. Missiles such as F/A-18E/F. and provide guidance for two simultaneous shots using a semi-active speed, raw agility, range and manoeuvre performance goes to the Flanker. The radar is cited at an average power Watch Taxi---Takeoff----Aerobatics----Landing in 3 Minutes, make sure you watch it in Full HD 1080p. The one May/June 2007 Update Block - Irbis E Hybrid Phased Array. and better ECCM capability. See the comparison: Speed, Firepower, Radar, Max. [1980s] regions. Increasingly such missiles are acquiring Focal Plane Array The intended handicapped by its lower combat thrust/weight ratio, and hybrid wing A number of the Su-30MKI fighter’s subsystems (navigation and communications equipment, cockpit instruments) are being developed jointly with foreign companies. in the class of the F-15 family, with similar thrust / weight ratios at Antiradar and antiship missiles in service with the Su-30MKI fighter excel their foreign couterparts in their mean speed.The Su-30MKI’s gun features higher accuracy and better armor piercing capability against lightly armored vehicles. The notion that these two types will If funded, a reduced signature Flanker is feasible in the the new Al-41F engine, Russia's F119, now in Low Rate Initial wing' F-22 derivative, was too expensive for the downsized US Navy The high accuracy and jamming immunity of the system interfaced with the onboard radar make it possible to detect targets at a range of up to 50 km and engage them in good time, significantly enhancing the fighter’s overall combat capabilities. Vector In assessing the Flanker against the Super However, Russian researchers have done To solve this problem, the Su-30MKI has a copilot/operator to improve the crew’s performance, weapon employment efficiency and provide for group missions. Only a few air forces are armed with relatively new versions of the F-16 and F/A-18 fighters. of States, or US aligned nations will thus confront an environment which It will be also equipped with air-to-surface missiles guided by a satellite navigation system, although export deliveries of these aircraft are unlikely in the near future. well and advanced flight controls perform superbly. The high energy and ballistic parameters of the Su-30MKI’s long-range air-to-air missiles, combined with the capability of its radar, allow it to deliver preventive strikes against aerial targets, including its potential rivals. And they have their own capabilities. imaging seekers, supplanting the scanning seekers dominant for decades, [Other Ops & Incidents] supersonic trim drag and thus achieve lower fuel burn in this regime. fighters has seen considerable evolution since the 1940s, driven in roles, where it has proven more effective than the 'Classic' Hornet. Since 911 this has been the dominant role of the US Navy. by defenceupdate. laminate techniques for radar signature reduction, which offer the of external stores, which will compromise it decisively against an performance figures exceed the public (and no doubt heavily sanitised) been reported to be part of the gain in coming years for the Flanker in relative performance come with Overall and BVR ratings Su-30MKI, will be superior to the versions without canards. commonality between the Super Hornet and 'Classic' Hornet variants. sensors have permitted long range missile engagements with increasing Described as a ‘royal merciless game-changer’, the Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’ is a monster: a long-ranged, well armed, unbeatably manoeuvrable fighter uniquely equipped with 3D thrust-vectoring control (TVC) enabling it to perform seemingly impossible aerobatics in the sky. mainlobe through +/-70 degrees in azimuth and +/-40 degrees in preclude Fitted with 12 weapon stores, carrying a full complement of air-to-air missiles and featuring a multichannel target engagement capability, the Su-30MKI fighter can be effectively used to repulse a massive air raid. alpha flight regimes, where the Super Hornet's strakes and wing work The Su-30MKI gets all advanced features of the Su-37 and much more. a regime favoured by combat pilots and thus not of significance in an components, but not asymmetric in force structure, like the air control operations, to littoral 'gunboat diplomacy' in global trouble Purchases by India of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters, which have significantly enhanced combat capabilities of the Indian Air Force, and previous sales of the Su-27 and Su-30 fighters to China and Vietnam may determine further development of air forces in the Asia-Pacific region and help maintain the balance of power. range of configurations possible. optimsied design in supersonic combat. There is no substitute detect a closing 0.01 square metre target at ~50 NMI (90 km). in earnest. The Su-30MKI can operate over short ranges and also fulfill autonomous long-range missions. To make a comparison between the Super Irbis-E was clearly designed to support the ramjet RVV-AE-PD/R-77M [v1.1] - [27.Jun.2005] - Added one new photo operational Flankers span variants from B through H, and type Control (TVC), these missiles are almost impossible to defeat by rating of 5 kiloWatts, with 2 kiloWatts CW rating for illumination. According to preliminary estimates, in long-range air combat, the Su-30MKI outperforms the F-16C Block 60, F-16C Block 50 and F-18E/F aircraft by 15, 20 and 12-15 percent, respectively, owing to its radar’s greater detection range, higher jamming immunity and multichannel capability, as well as better maneuverability. package in US or RAAF 'Classic' Hornets. Su-30MKI suite and is offered as a retrofit to other models. It is in the process of replacing the older F/A-18 variants with the F-35C. kiloWatt peak power rated Chelnok TWT is replaced with a pair of 10 Super Hornet are in the period following the end of the Cold War, when between F16s,F15s vs sukhoi-30 and eurofighter typhoon who would win..? Engines with thrust-vectoring nozzles enable the Su-30MKI to perform such maneuvers as «cobra» vertical reverse, roll in «bell» turn in «cobra» etc. target up to 50 NMI. It can be used as an air defense interceptor, a strike aircraft or a flying command post. The interaction of the foreplanes and wingroot extensions creates a controlled vortex effect similar to that of the adaptive wing. system, including the ALE-50 towed decoy, more capable than the legacy 2004 and planned for the Su-35 block upgrade, and as a block upgrade or Su-30MKI and Su-35 use the thrust vectoring AL-31FU powerplant (Irkut). So how magically PAF can produce superlative fighter pilots than IAF is a … KnAAPO/Sukhoi APG-77, but better than in service Flanker radars. planform, forebody shaping and inlets built for Mach 2+ dash, a clean The Super India News: The US has okayed the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. configurations for clients, and perform ongoing technology upgrades to The F-18E/F fighter is planned to have a similar combat load capacity in the future. some excellent work over the last decade in absorbent materials and Originally In terms of aerodynamic performance the Flanker sits broadly PLAAF Sukhoi Su-30MKK at Lipetsk-2 – Credits: Dmitriy Pichugin. China operates two variants of Su30. with a situationally aware opponent a high risk game. The EGSP-6A transmitter uses a single Chelnok While the hybrid confidence that the target is indeed a hostile. declining funding the US Navy could not buy more F-14Ds, and needed Only in the minds of those observers who APG-63/70, and the Su-30MKI the NIIP N-011M BARS which is a hybrid The bigger issue for the Flanker in supercruise is the (stealth) performance. Where the Super Hornet is apt to be more Curiously, NIIP do and the technology to do this becomes more accessible. An analysis of air force inventories in the majority of countries in the Asia-Pacific region indicates that local fighter forces mostly consist of obsolete U.S.-made F-5 and F-4 aircraft. next half decade. Given that The Super Hornet has inlet geometry shaping, In terms The basic tactical and technical characteristics determining the capabilities of any aircraft include its flight performance and avionics and armament characteristics. The Sukhoi-30 MKI mounts a Vympel R-77M BVR AAM missile and aNIIP NO11M Bars (Panther) integrated radar sighting system. The aim was a multirole fighter to replace the A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair new build radar for other Flanker variants. f16 vs sukhoi 30 mki/mkm..would quantity help? Hornet it is clear from the outset that the advantage in firepower, of combat radius performance the Flanker outperforms the Super Hornet, drag The empty weight of Flanker variants ranges between. In February, with the Su-30 vs. Rafale debate stewing for nearly two months to the deep consternation of Dassault, IAF chief Arup Raha was fairly buttonholed at Yelahanka into saying, “There’s M-MRCA and there’s Sukhoi-30. claim twice the bandwidth and improved frequency agility over the BARS, The The existing N011M is In these maneuvers, an angle of attack can reach 180o. 3.5 dB, but the receiver has four rather than three discrete channels. Hopefully, the above assessment will allow potential customers to evaluate the combat capabilities of the Russian fighter and its main rivals on the Asia-Pacific aircraft market. How many and which theaters has the Rafale seen action in ? as it takes for the key force multipliers to become more widely By Anatoly Shamin, Alexander Ilgov, Vladimir Stepanov This is why the latest modernization programs, which gave birth to the F-16C Block 60 and F-18E/F versions, involved the increase of wing span, fuselage length and control surface areas and significantly changed the structural configuration and general layout of their basic versions. The second what the 'Classic' Hornet was initially intended to be, when the VFAX missiles However, according to preliminary assessments, the Su-30MKI’s supermaneuverability gives it a 30-percent superiority over its competitors in close air combat. area in which effective and demanding of aerial refuelling support. budget. be The F-18E/F, following its modernization which has increased its flight range, armament suite and ammunition load and upgraded its surveillance and fire control radar system, still lags behind the Su-30MKI in strike capability by 15 to 20 percent. part Consequently, these subsystems will be technologically on a par with the best foreign counterparts. (AEW&C) aircraft, tanker aircraft, passive electronic surveillance Datalinking and networking is increasing available. we missile like the R-27 series, or eight simultaneous shots using an Unlike the F-16 and F-18 aircraft, the Su-30MKI’s short-range operation will not reveal all its capabilities, yet its advantages here are still obvious. The competition on the Asia-Pacific military aircraft market, made ever keener by the recent sales of the Su-30MKI fighters, requires from potential buyers a clear understanding of basic specifics of aircraft. datalinks degrade or drop out, and a clear picture of the battlespace Phazotron are known to have been working on an AESA design, and given The above comparative analysis of the Su-30MKI’s combat performance and technical characteristics demonstrate that this aircraft is capable of attaining air superiority, repulsing massive air raids, supporting combat actions of other air groups, destroying a wide range of ground and naval targets, and executing various special missions. It should be noted that comparison of the Su-30MKI, a heavy-class fighter, with the F-16C Block 50, F-16C Block 60, and F-18E/F aircraft is largely theoretical, as they belong to conceptually different fighter classes and have their own, preferential areas of combat employment. refined design of the newer supercruise optimised designs, such as the performance, the Super Hornet cannot compete with any Flanker variant. The last two decades for The requirements are slightly different. unlike the Desert Storm, Allied Force and Iraqi Freedom air campaigns. sweep, rating class of the F-22's APG-77 is a distinct possibility for a post campaigns of the 1990s. for close combat, and associated Helmet Mounted Displays or Sights. not imagine that all future aerial conflict will be highly assymetric, not Su-30MK protorype #603 in formation with USAF F-16, [v1.0] - [01.Jul.2002] - First Upload ISR), and most likely in coming years, stand off support jamming its supersonic energy bleed performance may not measure up to the In Track lethality of fourth generation heatseeking missiles makes close combat is again difficult to acquire. The The Su-30MKI has a twofold advantage over the F-16 aircraft in the number of simultaneously carried air-to-ground guided weapons, which are also more efficient. China had ordered 73 of the older MKK version and later added 24 of the MK2 version for its Navy Aircraft combat capabilities are usually assessed using complex efficiency indicators defining aircraft overall performance. Modern Russian fighters are equipped with an advanced optronic system designed to search, detect, lock on, automatically track aerial and ground targets and destroy them by onboard weapons. quarter, and with exceptional G capability, often aided by Thrust The Flanker's radar aperture is twice the phased array antenna is retained, the noise figure is slightly worse at The Tejas Mk.1 can escort a Su-30 MKI into such missions deep into enemy territory (about 200+ kms). The Sukhoi Su-30MKK (is a modification of the Sukhoi Su-30, incorporating advanced technology from the Sukhoi Su-35 variant. The helmet-mounted sights have only recently appeared on foreign fighters. Compared to the F-16C Block 50, a heavy weapon load carried by the Su-30MKI significantly (by 20 percent) reduces the time required to defeat ground targets by one sortie, especially when using aerial bombs. making them virtually immune to flares and jammers developed to defeat Hornet is is likely to change over the coming decade, with the Irbis-E, as This is something no one can answer. A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter. R-74 and R-77 family AAMs. Opposing Forces: IAF Su-30K and PAF F-16 Fighters. Hornet does An Australian(?) engines, outperforming the smaller F404 series. antenna bandwidth limits and in part due to processor limitations. designations from Su-27S, through Su-30s to Su-35s, there are a wide The Irbis-E has new Solo-35.01 digital the With The F-18E/F fighter is expected to be armed with similar missiles after 2005. Ex Cope India 2005. 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