The Su-25UBM, The Upgraded Version Of The Su-25, Completes Testing

 

Spokesman of the MOD, Col. Vladimir Drik, has announced that the modernized version of the legendary Su-25 (pictured above), the Su-25UBM, has successfully completed all flight tests. The Su-25UBM is a heavy modernization of the Su-25, and can serve as a trainer (since it’s a 2 seater) or a strike aircraft. The Su-25UBM has  a new radar, can carry the latest Russian air-to-ground weaponry, and features new avionics. It can operate both day and night, and during poor weather conditions.

 

Su-25 specifications:

 

Weight (empty): 9,500 kg
Weight (with full combat load): 14,600 kg
Max takeoff weight: 17,600 kg
Power-plant: 2x TJE R-195
Max speed (high altitude): 984 km/hr
Max speed (low altitude) : 975 km /hr
Endurance: 2,500 km
Armament: one twin-barrel 30 mm GSh-30-2 automatic cannon, plus up to 4.4 metric tons of ordnance including both air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry

 

More info on the Su-25 here.

 

Photos taken from airliners.net.

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