PLAAF Su-30 fighters intercept USAF nuclear sniffing plane

Two PLA Air Force (PLAAF) Su-30MKK Flanker-G fighters conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix radiation detection aircraft over the East China Sea on Wednesday 17 May, according to a report by CNN. A US official told CNN the Chinese fighter jets came within 150 feet (45.72 metres) of the … Continue reading PLAAF Su-30 fighters intercept USAF nuclear sniffing plane

PLA’s Flanker fighter family

The acquisition of the Russian Sukhoi Flanker series fighter aircraft has been an important part of China's effort to modernise its air power. Between 1992 and 2004, China received a total of 176 examples of the Flanker series fighter in four variants: Su-27SK (Flanker-B), Su-27UBK (Flanker-C), Su-30MKK (Flanker-G) and Su-30MKK2 (Flanker-G). Another 100 examples of the … Continue reading PLA’s Flanker fighter family