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MOSCOW, September 25 (Itar-Tass) — The second new Su-30SM fighter of the Russian Air Force carried out its first flight on Tuesday, the Irkut corporation press service told Itar-Tass.
The first plane carried out its first flight on September 21.
The flight lasted one hour and 40 minutes. No problems were reported. It was piloted by Sukhoi design office testers – crew commander Sergei Kostin and flight navigator Pavel Malovechko.
The multi-purpose super-manoeuvring fighter Su-30SM is the development of the series of Su-MK combat aircraft. Sukhoi specialists adjusted its radar, radio communication, identification, ejection seat, weapon and other systems to meet the Russian Air Force's requirements.
The Defence Ministry and the Irkut corporation signed the contract in March 2012 to supply 30 Su-30SM fighters to the Air Force in four years.