Su-35 is designed to gain air superiority through manned and unmanned aircraft destroy-ing by guided missiles in medium and long range engagements and dogfights; to destroy ground and surface targets by all type of weapon, as well as destroy the enemy ground infra-structure facilities located very far from the base airfields heavily protected by the active AAD system.
Su-35 is a profound modernized variant of the Su-27 fighter aimed to enhance the aircraft combat efficiency when attack aerial, ground and sea targets. The Su-35 design incorporated the best engineering solutions worked through on the Su-27/Su-30 family fighters. The aircraft maintenance and support system meets the world’s standards requirements.
New engines with all-aspect TVC nozzle and thrust of 14,500 kg are installed on the air-craft. The inner fuel capacity is increased and the aircraft can carry two external fuel tanks with 2,000 liters capacity. The aircraft is equipped with the new Integrated digital aircraft con-trol system (ICS) carried out the functions of Fly-by-wire and Automatic Flight Control systems, Signal limiting system and Air Data System, and Landing Gear Wheel Braking Control System. The aircraft boasts of new avionics with the use of multiplex communication links, and phased array radar. Wide-angle colour head-up display and two large-format colour MFDs form the aircraft indication system. Due to the cockpit lightening equipment the pilot can use night vision goggle.
The aircraft is equipped with the auxiliary power unit providing for the cockpit and aircraft equipment power supply and conditioning while ground maintenance without ground support means application.
The Su-35 aircraft is designed by “Sukhoi Design Bureau”, but its production is mastered at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Gagarin.
The Su-35 merits are the following:
- Supreme flight performance, superagility mode
- Long range information targeting system
Advanced jam-resistant secure communication system providing data link between the aircraft and ground-based command centers
High-performance air-to-air and air-to-surface long- medium-, and short-range guided weapon mounted externally on 14 hardpoints
- High-performance EW and ECM systems
- Electronic reconnaissance system
- Design features aimed at stealth capability enhancement
New indication and signaling system with Multifunctional Display, notable for its enlarged capacity and advanced quality of provided data
- In-flight refueling system.