OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > ASIAN AIR FORCE NEWS >

Advanced Russian fighters deployed to near Chinese border

Advanced Russian fighters deployed to near Chinese border

More fourth-generation fighters, including the Sukhoi Su-35S, will be deployed to the Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Khabarovsk Krai region near the Chinese border in response to the growing strength of Chinese, American and Japanese air power in the Far East, according to the Canadian-based Kanwa Defense Review operated by military analyst Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov.

Through providing S-300 air defense missiles and a Yakovlev Yak-130 trainer to Belarus, Russia had solidified its buffer zone in Eastren Europe against NATO air power. At the same time, Russia is encouraging Belarus to purchase 18 decommissioned Sukhoi Su-30K fighters from the Indian Air Force; however, the magazine said that the situation in the Far East is very different from that in Eastern Europe.

As the People's Liberation Army Air Force and the PLA Navy Air Force become more powerful in the Far East after introducing new aircraft, equipment, doctrine and training systems, the United States and Japan are no longer the only two potential threats to the airspace of Russia in the Far East, and for this reason, Moscow has decided to deploy more advanced fighters to the region, including Su-30SM, Su-30MKK, Su-33 and Su-35S aircraft, the report said.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur is where the assembly lines for Su-30MKK, Su-33 and Su-35 fighters are located. For this reason, this region — only 300 kilometers from northeastern China's Heilongjiang province — is already in possession of many of Russia's most advanced fighters. Back in February, 12 Su-35S fighters were deployed to the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment at Dzemgi in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The magazine said that 12 more Su-35S fighters are likely to be deployed to the region.

Considered the most advanced fourth-generation fighter in Russia, the Su-35S is capable of fighting off three or four Su-27SK aircraft and Shenyang J-11 fighters of the PLA Air Force and Navy Air Force. In 2014, a total of 72 advanced fighters including 48 Su-27SM, 24 Su-35S are likely to be deployed to the area, despite Russia's strengthening of ties with China.

The magazine said that the 6982nd Air Base located at Domna in Chita received the first 10 Su-30SM fighters to replace the older Su-25 attackers back in 2013.


Source: By Staff Reporter, WantChinaTimes.com News – 3 April 2014

Photo: The Russian Air Force Su-30SM 55 Black (cn 10MK51004) in Moscow - Zhukovsky (Ramenskoye)ın August 28, 2013 (Photo by Weimeng / airliners.net)


(4/3/2014)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• Russian Navy Confirms Plans to Build New Aircraft Carrier

(6/28/2017)
According to reports, Russia is planning construction of a new aircraft carrier....>>

• Bangladesh Signs Contract With Russia to Buy 5 Mi-171Sh Helicopters

(6/26/2017)
Bangladesh has signed a contract with Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport for the purchase of five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters produced by the Russian Helicopt...>>

• New Wings: Russia's Aerospace Forces to Get Second Wind

(6/25/2017)
Russia’s fleet of combat aircraft will reach 90 percent renewal before 2025, the Aerospace Forces’ Commander Viktor Bondarev told Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper....>>

• Azerbaijan Receives Large Batch of Russian Arms

(6/24/2017)
Azerbaijan received a large batch of Russian weapons and military equipment, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Saturday....>>

• Chinese Sub-Hunting Aircraft, Drones Now Patrolling South China Sea

(6/24/2017)
Satellite imagery acquired by Defense News indicates unmanned aircraft and China’s newest Y-8X maritime patrol aircraft – equipped with a seven-meter long Magnetic Anamoly Detector...>>

• Russia Looks to Maintain Huge Share of Global Arms Market

(6/21/2017)
One of Russia’s top arms trade officials believes markets will remain pretty steady over the next few years — and that Moscow won’t be losing any ground as the world’s second large...>>

• India’s Sukhoi Still Untraced, China Says Don’t Disturb Border Region

(5/24/2017)
Authorities in India have failed to locate the Sukhoi-30MKI jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) which went missing since Tuesday morning. It is being said that weather conditions are...>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,