Kazakhstan has announced its intention to purchase the Su-30SM. The information was released by a statement from the press service of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense, reported defence-blog.com.
The press statement was to announce the visit of Chief of Kazakh Air Force, Major General Nurlan Ormanbetov, to Irkutsk Aviation Plant.
Su-30SM is a multi-role fighter aircraft developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau for the Russian Air Force. It is an advanced derivative of the Su-30MK combat aircraft family.
The Su-30MK series fighters are in service with the Algerian Air Force, Indian Air Force, Indonesian Air Force, People’s Liberation Army Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Ugandan Air Force, Venezuelan Air Force and Vietnam People’s Air Force.