ALGERIA

Sukhoi Su-30MKA (MK4 ?)

In Sukhoi's official documents sometimes called Su-30MKI(A)

Data updated:

03.2012

Country / user:

Al Jumhuriyyah al Jaza'iriyyah ad Dimuqratiyyah ash Sha'biyyah = People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Al Quwwat al Jawwija al Jaza'iriyyah (QJJ) = Algerian Air Force (AAF)

In service:

Since 12.2007

Operational:

Since May 2010: 28 x Su-30MKA

Deliveries

12.2007: 4 x Su-30MKA
03.2008: 2 x Su-30MKA
05.2008: 2 x Su-30MKA
11.2008: 2 x Su-30MKA
11.2009: all 28 x Su-30MKA delivered

Manufacturer:

IAPO (Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association)

Contracts:

28 x Su-30MKA - fulfilled (deliveries 12.1007-11.2009)
16 x Su-30MKA - signed 04.2010

Units:

In the year 2008 Su-30MKA were in test and validation trials in Oum El-Bouaki air base.
In 2009-2010: Escadre de Chasse (two escadrons?) at Ain Beida air base.

Bort numbers:
  1. KF-12 (4101) [grey camouflage]
  2. KF-16 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  3. KF-18 (4...)
  4. KF-21 (4...)
  5. KF-22 (4104) [two-tone camouflage]
  6. KF-24 (4105) [two-tone camouflage]
  7. KF-25 (4...)
  8. KF-26 (4...) [two-tone camouflage]
  9. KF-33 (4...)
  10. KF-34 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  11. KF-35 (4...)
  12. KF-38 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  13. KF-39 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  14. KF-41 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  15. KF-42 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  16. KF-44 (4...)
  17. KF-45 (4...)
  18. KF-48 (4203) [grey camouflage]
  19. KF-53 (4...)
  20. KF-54 (4...)
  21. KF-56 (4206) [grey camouflage]
  22. KF-61 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  23. KF-62 (4...)
  24. KF-.. (4...)
  25. KF-68 (4...)
  26. KF-79 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  27. KF-82 (4...) [grey camouflage]
  28. KF-94 (4307) [grey camouflage]
Remarks:


Unpainted Sukhoi Su-30MKA with Russian markings (102, as well 101) before delivery; Zhukovskyi air base, November 2007.


Sukhoi Su-30MKA with both Russian and algerian markings [224 and KF-22] as seen on Zhukovskyi air base in November 2007, short before delivery to Algeria.
Camouflage on drawing is partially (right side of fuselage, fin is OK) hipothetical.


The same Su-30MKA as above. Algeria, May 2008.

  • Algerian Su-30MKA are generally based on Indian Su-30MKI (not Malaysian Su-30MKM!), but don't have Israelian avionics, replaced by Russian and French (Thales, Damocles, Navflir). They have a thrust vectoring engines Saturn AL-31FP.
  • Contract for 28 x Su-30MKA (and 36 x MiG-29SMT/UBT and 16 x Jak-130) was signed in February 2006. Deliveries started in 12.2007 (two + two). Aircrafts were assembled by specialists from IAZ (Irkutskiy Aviatsyonniy Zavod = Irkutsk Aircraft Factory, part of IAPO and Irkut Corporation) and in January 2008 flown by two test-pilots from IAZ. End of March 2008 next two were delivered, end of May 2008 - another two and so on...
  • In May 2008 two Su-30MKA are transfered to Zhukovskiy, where Algerian pilots will be trained.
  • Since end of the year 2007 Algeria has one air-tanker IL-78 (s.n. 7T-WIS) used to air-refueling (357e Escadron de Revitaillement en Vol from the 7e Escadre de Transport Tactique et de Revitaillement en Vol at Boufarik).
  • 2008: aircrafts before painting and delivery have numbers: 47 (later renumbered to 247), 48 (later (248), 241, 249.
  • 9 and 13 November 2008: next two Su-30MKA were delivered from Irkutsk to Algeria, on board of the An-124 transport plane
  • May 2010: algerian Su-30MKA are fully operational, including in-flight refueling.


    May 2010. Please note that some aircrafts have overall grey painting. four-digit numberS on tail fins (probably that numbers are assigned to 1st [41..] and 2nd squadron [42..]).


    May 2010. More accurate drawing of the Su-30MKA #KF-24, four-digit numbers on tail fins: 4105.

  • In April 2010 was signed contract with Rosoboronoexport for next 16 aircrafts Su-30MKA.


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