The Japanese Self-Defense Forces will have access to the data of this Russian-designed fighter during joint training with the pilots of the Indian Su-30MKI, the Polish portal Defence24 writes .
The publication writes that the relevant training should take place at the end of 2021 at one of the bases in Japan. The publication claims that the purpose of the Japanese side is to track such characteristics of the Su-30MKI as flight range, fuel consumption, maneuverability, ways to maintain the fighter in operation and the time required to prepare the machine for flight.
"The radar signatures of the Su-30 at different angles of attack will also be studied, and Japanese pilots should also be allowed to fly at least as passengers of a two-seat Su — 30MKI," the newspaper writes.
Defence24 notes that the Su-30, on the basis of which the Su-30MKI were created, is available not only to Russia, but also to China. "Therefore, a better understanding of this design is crucial for the Japanese and is much more important than the air cooperation conducted since 2018 between the Indian and Japanese aviation," the publication says.
In August, the Defence24 portal wrote that the Russian Air Force is in "the last moment before the great regression." "The Air Force of the Russian Federation continues to be the second largest air force in the world, but every year their positions are becoming weaker. Hundreds of aircraft inherited from the Soviet Union will inevitably be forced to cease service, and nothing will replace them. For financial and technical reasons, as well as due to the weakness of the Russian industry," the publication said.