Su-27SM2/SM3 is a Russian multi-mission jet fighter of generation 4+, deeply modernized model of fighter Su-27. Su-27SM(3) when dealing with air targets is almost twice more efficient than Su-27S (its predecessor), and tree times more efficient when it deals with ground targets.
It has a more reliable airframe and its take-off mass is three tonnes higher than Su-27 had.
New and modernized equipment Su-27SM2/SM3 are provided with allows to use new missiles of “air–to-air” and “air-to-surface” class for extended operations.
Due to the new complex of countermeasures the aircraft may be used in conditions of intensive opposition to enemy air defence assets.
The new modification is provided with a complex informational system that improves its operational and technical characteristics.
Su-27SM2/SM3 as a multi-mission fighter provided with high-accuracy weapons of “air-to-surface” class and satellite-guided aircraft bombs can efficiently complete serious combat tasks.