Air Platforms

Angola receives all 12 Sukhoi fighters

20 May 2019

The delivery of all 12 Sukhoi Su-30K fighters ordered by Angola has been completed, the Tass news agency reported on 16 May.

It cited an official from Belarus' 558th Aviation Repair Plant, which modernised the aircraft, as saying the last two aircraft were delivered in April.

The Belarus official said that the modernisation had effectively brought them up to the Su-30SM standard with the ability to jam air-to-air missiles operating in 8-12 GHz frequency range and carry weapons that include the Kh-31A anti-ship missile, Kh-31P anti-radiation missile, and air-to-air class RVV-AE (export version of R-77) medium-range air-to-air missiles.

Angola's Sukhoi order was first reported in October 2013 and the fighters have been seen in satellite imagery of Lubango Air Base since July 2017.

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