The Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has received two new Su-30SM two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft from Russia.
That was reported by press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry on Dec. 27, 2016.
“One needs to have deep knowledge and constant self-improvement to operate the jet. In a year and a half, our pilots have successfully mastered this type of aircraft and participated in a number of drills. The supply of a new aviation vehicle will enable us to enhance security of flights and defense potential of Kazakhstan Armed Forces in whole,” stated Deputy Commander of the Aviation Base for Educational and Ideological Activity, Lieutenant-Colonel Temirtas Ibrayev.
A first batch of four Su-30SM jets was delivered to Kazakhstan in May 2015 as part of agreements reached earlier between Kazakh and Russian defense ministries. The aircraft appeared during a parade in Astana commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II.