On December 26, modified version 4 ++ fighters Su-27SM3 were transferred to the combined aviation unit of the 4th Army stationed in the Krasnodar Territory.
The airplanes flew from an enterprise in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, covering about 10,000 km with two landings for fuel addition and engineering services at bases near Novosibirsk and Chelyabinsk.
Su-27SM3 is a deeply modified aircraft, on which a more powerful power unit is installed. The modification led to the fact that he received increased mobility and increased radius of movement.
In the plans of command
By the end of 2020, in the Southern Military District, the share of modern weapons and equipment for all the branches of the military will be increased to 70%, and for individual types to 100%, the press service of the military district reported.