Kant Air Base to Take Delivery of Upgraded Su-25SM Aircraft
Five modernized Su-25SM fighter bombers will be delivered to the Russian Kant air base stationed in Kyrgyzstan this year. This statement was made by Colonel Yaroslav Roschupkin, a spokesman for the Central Military District.
“The new aircraft will replace the outdated models to be modernized by the Russian defence enterprises. We plan to complete providing the Kant air base with the modernized aircraft by 2017,” the spokesperson stated.
It should be noted that the upgraded Su-25SM aircraft are equipped with advanced control and navigation systems. They can carry an expanded range of weaponry as compared with the base Su-25 model.
“The newest electronic warfare complex makes it possible to conduct radio intelligence, warns a pilot of any threats, aims at enemy’s radars and causes radio interference,” Mr. Roschupkin pointed out.