Designed for day and night defeat of air targets in any weather conditions while firing and jamming enemy counteraction. Destruction of ground targets is possible in visual flight conditions.
Air intakes of original design protect engines from dust and foreign particles, which result in possibility of aircraft operation with utilization of ground airfields.
Feature of aircraft aiming system is optical locator, which in combination with airborne radar and helmet mounted target designation system ensures high responsiveness of target firing even in complex tactical situation.
Aircraft armament is arranged on seven attachment points and involves air-to-air missiles of R-60, R-73, R-27 types, S-5, S-8, S-24 rockets, and aviation bombs of various types. For short-range target destruction 30-mm internal cannon is used.