People’s Air and Air Defence Force of Angola – Seven Su-27s in service as of January 2013. Three were bought from Belarus in 1998. Received a total of eight.One has reportedly been shot down on 19 November 2000 by an SA-14 MAN PADS during the Angolan Civil War.
 People’s Republic of China
People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) – 59 Su-27 fighters, consisting of 33 Su-27SKs and 26 Su-27UBKs as of January 2013. The Flankers were produced under three separate contracts by the Russian KnAAPO and IAPO plants. Delivery of the aircraft began in February 1991 and finished by September 2009. The first contract was for 18 Su-27SK and 6 Su-27UBK aircraft. The deal, known as ‘906 Project’ within China, saw the Su-27 exported to a foreign country for the first time. In February 1991, an Su-27 performed a flight demonstration at Beijing’sNanyuan Airport. The official induction to service with the PLAAF occurred shortly thereafter. Chinese Su-27 pilots described its performance as “outstanding” in all aspects and flight envelopes. Differences over the payment method delayed the signing of the second, identical contract. For the first batch, 70% of the payment had been made in barter transactions with light industrial goods and food. Russian Federation argued that future transactions should be made in US dollars. In May 1995, Chinese Central Military Commission Vice Chairman, Liu Huaqing visited Russia and agreed to the term, on a condition that the production line of Su-27 be imported. The contract was signed the same year. Delivery of the final aircraft from the second batch, occurred in July 1996. In preparation for the expanding Su-27 fleet, the PLAAF sought to augment its trainer fleet. On December 3, 1999, a third contract was signed, this time for 28 Su-27UBKs. All 76 of the aircraft featured strengthened airframe and landing gear – result of the PLAAF demands that the fighter has a “usable” air-ground capability. As a result, the aircraft are capable of employing most of the conventional Air-to-Ground ordnance produced by Russia. Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) increased to 33,000 kg (72,750 lb). As is common for Russian export fighters, the active jamming device was downgraded; Su-27’s L005 ECM pod was replaced with the L203/L204 pod. Furthermore, there were slight avionics differences between the batches. The first batch had N001E radar, while the later aircraft had N001P radar, capable of engaging two targets at the same time. Additionally, ground radar and navigational systems were upgraded. The aircraft are not capable of deploying the R-77 “Adder” missile due to a downgraded fire control system, except for the last batch of 28 Su-27UBKs.
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At the 2009 Farnborough Airshow, Alexander Fomin- Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Co-operation, confirmed the existence of an all-encompasing contract and an on-goinglicensed production of the Su-27 variant by the Chinese. The aircraft are being produced as the Shenyang J-11.
Eritrean Air Force – 9 Su-27s in service as of January 2013. It received about 8 Su-27SK/27UBs in 2003.

Eritrea Su-27

Ethiopian Air Force – 12 Su-27s, including 8 Su-27SKs in use as of January 2013
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Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia: Angkatan Udara) – 5 Su-27SK/SKM fighters in service as of January 2013
Military of Kazakhstan – 30 Su-27s as of December 2010. It had another 12 on order.
Russian Air Force – 359 Su-27 aircraft, including 225 Su-27s, 70 Su-27SMs, 12 Su-27SM3s, and 52 Su-27UBs in service as of January 2014. A modernization program began in 2004. Half of the fleet has been modernized by 2012. The Russian Air Force is currently receiving aircraft modernized to the SM3 standard.
Russian Navy – 53 Su-27s in use as of January 2014
Ukrainian Air Force – 70 Su-27s. It has 50 Su-27s in inventory as of January 2013.
Military of Uzbekistan – 34 Su-27s in use as of January 2013
Uzbekistan Air Force Su-27
Vietnam People’s Air Force – 9 Su-27SKs and 3 Su-27UBKs in use as of January 2013
 United States
Two Su-27s were delivered to the United States in 1995. Two more were bought from Ukraine in 2009 by a private company, Pride Aircraft, to use for war-bird exhibition. They are stored at an Air Force base in Delaware for Air Force evaluation.


Former operators
Belarusian Air Force received 23-28 Su-27s from the former Soviet Union. They had 22 in service as of December 2010. Belarus had 17 Su-27P and 4 Su-27UBM1 aircraft remaining when they were retired in December 2012.
 Soviet Union
Soviet Air Force and Soviet Anti-Air Defence. Passed to successor nations in 1991, except for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
source: Wikipedia

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