|Status:||In Service / On Order||Negotiating Procurement|
|Cost:||$2-3.7 billion ($37~ million per unit)||Unknown|
|Acquired:||1st batch: 2006, 2nd batch: 2010, 3rd batch: expected 2017||Should not receive until after 2020 given JCPOA compliance and termination of U.N. conventional arms embargo|
|Country of origin:||Russia|
|Manufacturer:||Designer: Sukhoi Design Bureau; Production: Irkut Corporation (Algerian Su-30MKAs include avionics produced by Thales Group and Sagem)|
|Power plant:||2 x AL-31FP turbofan engines with thrust vector controls|
|Thrust:||2 x 27,557 lbs (12,500 kgf)|
|Wingspan:||48.2 ft (14.7 m)|
|Length:||71.9 ft (21.9 m)|
|Height:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Weight (normal):||54,895 lbs (24,900 kg)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||75,618 lbs (34,500 kg)|
|Fuel Capacity:||21,252.6 lbs (9,640 kg) internal|
|Speed:||1,457.8 mph (Mach 1.9)|
|Ceiling:||56,758 ft (17,300 m)|
|Range:||Combat radius: 805.5+ miles (1,296.4 km/700+ nm)|
|Ferry: 1,864 miles (3,000 km/ 1,619.9 nm)|
|Armament:||12 hardpoints and 17,637 lb (8,000 kg) payload|
|Guns:||1 x 30mm GSh-301 (150 rounds)|
|Air-to-air:||RVV-AE) medium-range radar-guided missile|
|R-27R medium-range radar-guided missile|
|R-27T medium-range infrared-guided missile|
|R-73E short-range infrared-guided missile|
|Air-to-ground:||Kh-31A anti-ship missile|
|Kh-31P anti-radiation missile|
|Kh-59ME medium-range missile|
|KAB-500Kr tv-guided 1,100 lb (500 kg) bomb|
|KAB-1500Kr tv-guided 3,300 lb (1,500 kg) bomb|
|S-8 & S-13 unguided rockets|
|unguided bombs and cluster munitions|
|Radar/Sensors:||N011M BARS phased array radar|
|OLS-30 infrared search and track (IRST) system or OLS-31E-MK IRST|
|Countermeasures /Defenses:||Chaff and flare dispenser|
|SPO-32 radar warning receiver|
|Knirti SAP-518 wingtip jamming pod|
|Knirti SAP-14 high power support jamming pod|
|Misc Systems:||Helmet-mounted target designator|
|IFF system interrogator|
|Color multipurpose LCD indicators|
|VHF, UHF, and SW band radio receivers|
|Notes:||Algerian Flankers are designated as Su-30MKA|
- “Su-30MK,” Irkut Corporation, 2016, accessed September 9, 2016.
- “Su-30MK,” Sukhoi Company, 2016, accessed September 9, 2016.
- Dr. Carlo Kopp, “Sukhoi Flankers: The Shifting Balance of Regional Air Power,” Air Power Australia, September 2009.
- “Russia will conclude Algerian Su-30 deliveries in 2017,” DefenceWeb, July 5, 2016.
- Gareth Jennings, “Iran eyes Su-30 procurement and production deal with Russia,” IHS Jane’s, February 12, 2016.
- Peter Dorrie, “Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?” War is Boring, March 26, 2014.
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