Russian Naval Aviation spokesperson Viacheslav Trukhachev stated that Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighters for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions, "came to the place of permanent deployment in Crimea. We are preparing for implementing of new technology program," Krymr.
He noted that the new fighter aircraft will gradually replace the Sukhoi Su-24 (supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft, developed in the Soviet Union), which now form the basis of the Russian Black See Fleet. "In the nearest future aviators are to receive some more Sukhoi Su-30 fighters that will form an air squadron," said Trukhachev.
Earlier, Russian troops in Crimea have received three Sukhoi Su-30, and two groups of Russian pilots were sent for aircraft trainings.
Since the annexation of Crimea, March 2014, Russia has been boosting troops and forces on the peninsula.