Russian Su-30MK2 delivery schedule for Vietnam
Su - 30MK2 Vietnam Air Force Kanwa Journal said, eight Su-30MK2 (purchased in 2009) and 12 units (purchased in 2010) will be produced...
|Su - 30MK2 Vietnam Air Force|
Kanwa Journal said, eight Su-30MK2 (purchased in 2009) and 12 units (purchased in 2010) will be produced and provided to Vietnam under the plan.
(DVO) according to the magazine, to the end of the month 6 / 2011, Vietnam received four Su-30MK2 of 20 units ordered in the two previous contracts. As such, the remaining 16 aircraft Su-30MK2 not be delivered, and the Sukhoi company said it would transfer to Vietnam before the end of 2011. Kanwa also led a number of sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry said, "as required by the Vietnam Ministry of Defense, in the new fighter Su-30MK2 will be some changes, including the combat system of the Su-30MK2 similar battle system is mounted on Su-30MKM. " Vietnam Air Force equipped with one of the most modern aircraft Su-27/30 in the ASEAN region.
"We are considering opening the Sukhoi maintenance center in Vietnam, and this issue is being negotiated," Kanwa leading industry sources said Russian defense industry. Vietnam has experienced the use of aircraft Su-27SK and has a long history of exploitation of Su-22 aircraft, so the establishment of a center's service in Vietnam Sukhoi is not a critical issue, "the source said. Normally, the machine aircraft Sukhoi Su-30MK2 will be one year warranty, magazine Kanwa said.
The source also indirectly indicates that Vietnam needs additional Su-30 aircraft. Currently, Vietnam has 120 Air Force aircraft over 100 Su-22 and MiG-21. So, with 20 Su-30MK2 (received 4 units), 4 and 12 Su-30MKV the Su-27SK/UBK is not sufficient to meet demand " straight up modern "Vietnam Air Force. The source added that, "we are calling on other countries, including Vietnam buy the upgraded variant better than the Su-30MK2 and because Sukhoi is planning to export Su-35, the number of Su-30MK2 exports will be reduced gradually, and to save costs for the production line. " Compared to the Su-30MK2 equipment to Vietnam, China and Indonesia (as well as Russia and Venezuela), Su-30MKI aircraft are manufactured for India, Algeria and Malaysia are likely to perform more tasks.