Sukhoi Type Division Industry Aerospace and defense Founded as OKB-51, 1939 Headquarters Moscow, Russia Key people Pavel Sukhoi, founder Products Military aircraft
Parent United Aircraft Corporation Website sukhoi.org/eng/
Sukhoi Company (JSC) (Russian: ОАО "Компания "Сухой") is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, famous for its fighters. It was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau (OKB-51, design office prefix Su).
It comprises the JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau located in Moscow, the Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO), the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) and Irkutsk Aviation. Sukhoi is headquartered in Moscow. Finmeccanica owns 25% + 1 share of Sukhoi's civil division. The Russian government merged Sukhoi with Mikoyan, Ilyushin, Irkut, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Corporation. Mikoyan and Sukhoi were placed within the same operating unit.
Sukhoi's Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30, Su-34, and shipborne Su-33 aircraft are in service with the Russian Air Force and Navy. Sukhoi attack and fighter aircraft have been supplied to Armenia, India, China, Poland, the Czech Republic, Iraq, Slovakia, Hungary, Georgia, East Germany, Syria, Algeria, North Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Angola, Ethiopia, Peru, Eritrea, and Indonesia. Venezuela signed contracts for the purchase of 30 Su-30 fighter jets in July 2006. More than 2000 Sukhoi aircraft were supplied to foreign countries on export contracts. With its Su-26, Su-29 and Su-31 models Sukhoi is also a manufacturer of aerobatic aircraft.
On August 4, 2006, the US State Department imposed sanctions on Sukhoi for allegedly supplying Iran in violation of the United States Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000. Sukhoi was prohibited from doing business with the United States Federal Government. In November 2006, the US State Department reversed its sanctions against Sukhoi.
In September 2007, Russia launched its first modern commercial regional airliner—the Superjet 100, a 78 to 98 seater, built by Sukhoi. It was unveiled at Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The maiden flight was made on May 19, 2008. Sukhoi is also working on what is to be Russia's fifth-generation stealth fighter, the Sukhoi PAK FA. The maiden flight took place on the 29 January 2010.
- Su-2 - 1937, light bomber aircraft
- Su-7 "Fitter" and "Moujik" - ground-attack aircraft
- Su-9 "Fishpot" and "Maiden" - 1956, interceptor fighter aircraft
- Su-11 "Fishpot-C" - 1947, interceptor fighter aircraft
- Su-15 "Flagon" - 1962, interceptor fighter aircraft
- Su-17/Su-20/Su-22 "Fitter" - ground-attack aircraft
- Su-24 "Fencer" - 1970, jet bomber, attack aircraft
- Su-25 "Frogfoot" - 1975, ground attack aircraft
- Su-26 - 1984, single seat aerobatic aircraft (civil)
- Su-27 "Flanker" - 1977, air superiority fighter
- Su-28/Su-25UB - trainer and demonstrator
- Su-29 - 1991, double seat aerobatic aircraft (civil)
- Su-30 Flanker-C - 1993, multirole strike fighter aircraft
- Su-31 - 1992, single seat aerobatic aircraft (civil)
- Su-33 "Flanker-D" - 1987, carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft
- Su-34/Su-32 "Fullback" - 2006, "Platypus", Strike-fighter aircraft
- Su-27M/Su-35 "Flanker-E" - 1995, air superiority fighter aircraft
- Su-35BM - 4++ generation multirole fighter aircraft
- Su-25TM/Su-39 - 1984, ground attack aircraft, optimised for anti-tank use
- Su-80 - a twin-turboprop STOL transport aircraft
- Superjet 100 - 2008, regional jet
- Irkut MS-21 - narrow-body jet airliner
- Su-1/I-330 - 1940, high-altitude fighter
- Su-3/I-360 - 1942, improved Su-1
- Su-5/I-107 - jet-propeller fighter
- Su-6 - 1942, ground attack aircraft
- Su-8/DDBSh - 1943, ground attack aircraft
- Su-9 - jet fighter
- Su-10 - jet bomber
- Su-12 - observation plane (1947)
- Su-15 - interceptor fighter
- Su-17 - fighter
- Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21 - a supersonic business jet design.
- Sukhoi KR-860 - doubledeck superjumbo jet design.
- Su-37 ("Terminator"), an improved Su-35
- Su-38 light agricultural aircraft
- S-32/37 - multirole fighter (was marketed for a time under the designation Su-47)
- Su-47 - experimental aircraft
- P-1 - 1958, interceptor fighter
- T-3 - 1956, fighter
- T-4/100 - 1972, supersonic bomber, similar in concept to XB-70 Valkyrie, which was developed by Sukhoi during the 1960s and 1970s.
- T-60S - intermediate range bomber.
- Sukhoi T-50/PAK FA - fifth generation fighter. Future basic aircraft of Russian Frontline Aviation. Maiden flight January 29, 2010.
- Sukhoi/HAL FGFA - FGFA is a derivative project from the PAK FA being developed by the Sukhoi OKB and HAL for the Indian Air Force (FGFA is the official designation for the Indian version).
Note: The Sukhoi OKB has reused aircraft designations, for example: the Su-9 from 1946 and the later Su-9 from 1956, the former was not produced in quantity. Sukhoi prototype designations are based on wing layout planform. Straight and swept wings are assigned the "S" prefix, while delta winged designs(including tailed-delta) have "T" for a designation prefix.
- Aircraft industry of Russia
- List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS
- ^ "Contacts : Sukhoi Company (JSC)." Sukhoi. Retrieved on 17 December 2010. "23B, Polikarpov str., Moscow, 125284, Russia, p/b 604." (Direct link to map) - Address in Russian: "125284, Россия, Москва, ул. Поликарпова д. 23Б, а/я 604" (Direct link to Russian map)
- ^ "Finmeccanica Will Buy 25% of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft." Bloomberg.com. February 21, 2006.
- ^ "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger." The New York Times. February 22, 2006.
- ^ Su-35 "In Parallel" With PAK-FA
- ^ "Russia slams U.S. sanctions on Russian arms companies". People's Daily Online. 2006-08-05. http://english.people.com.cn/200608/05/eng20060805_290185.html.
- ^ US lifts sanctions on jet maker Sukhoi - World - GMA News Online - Latest Philippine News
- ^ Reuters, PREVIEW-Russia eyes new aviation glory with Superjet
- ^ Russian News and Information Agency
- ^ Venäjällä esiteltiin uusi hävittäjäkone | Ulkomaat | YLE Uutiset | yle.fi
- ^ KR-860 Ultraheavy transport and passenger aircraft.
- ^ Russian fifth-generation fighter jet takes to the air. Retrieved: 12 July 2011.
- Company web site: http://www.sukhoi.org/
- Other sources: http://www.sukhoi.ru/
- Russian Aviation Museum Sukhoi Pages : http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/sukhoj.html
- Painting: http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/alvmaia/Sukhoi/
- Опытно-конструкторское бюро Сухого @biograph.ru (Russian)
- Russian plane firm challenges West - By Jorn Madslien, BBC News
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