According to the classification of NATO – Flanker, nicknamed “Pijo” is a Soviet and Russian multipurpose highly maneuverable fighter fourth generation, developed in OKB “Sukhoi” and designed to achieve air superiority.
There are several related developments of the Su-27 design. The Su-30 is a two-seat, dual-role fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. The Su-33 ‘Flanker-D’ is a navy fleet defense interceptor for use on aircraft carriers. Further versions include the side-by-side two-seat Su-34 ‘Fullback’ strike variant and the Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ improved air defense fighter.