Russian experts regret it:the Su-30 should not be exported to China, although it has earned a lot of money
A large part of Russia’s income comes from military exports. Without the profits of military exports, the Russian military industry may not support today . Especially after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Russian economy has fallen to the extreme. Almost all weapons that can be sold are sold out.
There is a plane whose export brings huge profits to Russia. At the same time, it has been the most distressed in the hands of the Chinese Air Force for a long time Baby, that is Su 30MKK. Some people may think that a large number of exports bring huge profits to Russia and provide huge support for the Chinese Air Force. Shouldn’t this be Su-27? It is true that Su-27 also has the above-mentioned characteristics, but the export of Su-27 is a very satisfactory transaction for both China and Russia, and the export of Su-30MKK was later considered by Russia to be a wrong decision.
First talk about the export background of Su-30MKK. In the 1990s, the strength of the Chinese Air Force was relatively weak at that time, mainly relying on second-generation aircraft for combat. Although China and Russia have reached a deal to introduce the Su-27, the aircraft is a pure air superiority fighter, and its ground attack capability is limited, so China and Russia have reached a new Su-30MKK multi-purpose fighter export.
When Su-30MKK just entered China, it was an absolute treasure. The entry of the Su-30MKK and the introduction of a large number of special weapons have provided the Chinese Air Force with many capabilities not available in the past, including the use of active radar medium-range air-to-air missiles for over-the-horizon combat and the use of long-range ground-to-sea weapons. The long-range ground-to-sea capabilities are all brought by Su-30MKK to the Chinese Air Force. Due to the high price, China imported Su-30MKK several times in batches. The first batch of imports was only 24. After so many years of continuous imports, the total number now exceeds 100. This can also be seen from the Chinese military’s -30MKK fighter aircraft performance recognition.
Speaking of this, people may feel that Russia has not suffered a loss in this arms sale. Anyway, today’s Su-30 is not an advanced weapon of the Russian army, and it does not threaten Russian technology. However, in recent years, Russian experts have pointed out that the export of Su-30MKK to China is indeed a huge mistake. It is typical because Xiaoli has lost a lot of money. The reason why Russian experts say this is that Su-30MKK can be regarded as a product that makes China eat Su-27 series design. Through reverse research on Su-30MKK, China has thoroughly understood the design of Su-27 series and understood the core of this series of aircraft It is also since then that China has created its own J-11 series, which is basically free from dependence on Russian-made aircraft.
If it is not the entry of Su-30MKK, maybe China needs to import more Su-27, and Su The demand for -35 and Su-34 will probably be greater. In recent years, China has never purchased large-scale aviation fighter products from Russia. The purchase of Su-35 is largely due to the latest engine technology of the Russian army. As for the Su-34, which represents the highest level of Russian ground attack, and the Su-57, which represents the highest level of Russian fighters, China has no possibility to buy it. For Russia, if it continues to cover the more advanced Su-30MKK series, the development of the Chinese Air Force will be slower, and the Russian military industry will have more opportunities for export. Today, apart from engine technology, China basically does not need the support of Russian fighter aircraft aviation technology, which is beyond Russia’s expectations. According to their ideas, China should continue to rely on itself for the same reason as other countries that use Russian-made equipment.