This here is the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker performing at the MAKS 2013 air show in Moscow this week–courtesy of our friends in Russia. The Su-30SM is making its public debut at the show.
This magnificent aircraft is the Russian Air Force version of the Indian Su-30MKI Flanker-H. The Su-30SM is very similar to the MKI variant, but with subtle differences. Over here one can see the wide-angle HUD of the Russian domestic variant where as the Indian machine uses a narrower Elbit-made HUD.
The Russian air force is buying a number of these aircraft as well as the more sophisticated Su-35S Flanker-E. The fifth-generation Sukhoi PAK-FA will complement these Flanker variants.