Su-30SM2 - Will it be better than the Rafale?

  • By Our Bureau
  • 04:59 AM, September 16, 2020
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Among the most popular Russian jets is the Sukhoi Su-30SM, which has been regularly upgraded to improve its lethality and overall performance. Now, its biggest upgrade yet, it is expected to transition to the Su-30SM2 version, popularly known as “Super Sukhoi.”

Powered by a more powerful engine and new radar among other changes, the Su-30SM2 has been cleared for first flight by December 2020.

The Su-30SM2 will inch closer in performance to the Su-35 jet, currently Russia’s top-line fighter jet often compared to the Dassault Rafale fighter jet.