Sukhoi create aircraft suitable for a myriad of roles such as, close air support with the Su-25 all the way to supression of enemy air defences with the Su-34. Alex Mladenov brings insight into the roles and capabilities of the diverse range of aircraft provided by the manufacturer.
Jsc Sukhoi is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer that has in recent years diversified into the civilian sector too. It has a rich tradition in fighters, having spawned 16 different ones since 1955 with the types synonymous with the Cold War – the Su-7 Fitter-A, Su-15Flagon and Su-17/Su-20 and Su-22 Fitter-D all gone. Sukhoi has built and delivered around 4,500 fighters since then and details of those different types feature in our coverage here.