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  • Rafael scores pod mega-deal

    02/07/2014 10:01:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Air and Cosmos, France ^ | 07/02/2014 | Par Guillaume Steuer
    It looks as though Indian combat aircraft are going to continue flying for many years to come with Israeli designator pods. A Rafael official confirmed to Air&Cosmos during the Defexpo Show that the company’s Litening G4 had been selected last year following an IAF call for tenders for 164 pods to equip its entire fleet of fighter-bombers. Deliveries under this huge order (the largest ever recorded outside the US, according to Rafael) are expected to get under way by the end of this year. When completed, they will bring the total number of Litening pods in IAF service to approximately...
  • Indian Sukhoi 30MKI to be upgraded into “Super Sukhoi”

    08/20/2011 10:30:07 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Indian Sukhoi 30MKI fighter aircraft will be upgraded with certain fifth generation aircraft characteristics to convert it into a “Super Sukhoi”, Alexy Fedorov, President and Chairman of the Board of Irkut Corporation of Russia announced during the MAKS 2011 show here. India has five squadrons of Sukhoi 30MKIs numbering around 100 aircraft which are to be upgraded into the “Super Sukhoi” format. The upgrade will apply not only to the aircraft in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF) but also to those yet to be delivered to India and to be licence-manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Fedorov...
  • President turns pilot, flies the SU-30 MKI Flanker

    07/09/2010 5:35:57 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    DNA India ^ | 7/9/2010 | Haima Deshpande
    "I am a contented man. My childhood dream has been fulfilled," gushed President A P J Abdul Kalam after his 30-minute joy ride in the rear cockpit of a fighter aircraft (SU-30 MKI Flanker) on Thursday. This feat has made the President the oldest Indian to fly a fighter aircraft. As he was helped out of the aircraft by "co-pilot" Wing Commander Ajay Rathore, after it touched base at the Lohegaon Air Force station, the President's eyes gleamed with excitement. So affected was Kalam by the experience that he kept smiling with childlike glee. Clad in the flying gear of...
  • IAF to upgrade SU-30 fighter aircraft

    07/05/2010 9:36:43 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 7/4/2010 | Economic Times
    Modernising its fighter jet fleet, the Indian Air Force is going to upgrade its SU-30 MKI combat aircraft with the help of Russia. "As part of IAF's modernisation programme, we are going to upgrade 50 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft with help of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from Russia," Defence Ministry sources said. "Su-30 MKIs have been inducted into the IAF in four phases. The ones to be upgraded are from the first phase and the project is likely to be completed in the next three to four years," they added. Of the 50 aircraft, around five would be sent to the...
  • Operating Sukhois: A Malaysia-India-Russia love story

    05/18/2010 6:09:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 381+ views
    NewKerala,com ^ | 5/17/2010 | NewKerala,com
    Operating, maintaining and flying Sukhoi fighter aircraft is a Malaysia-India-Russia 'love story', says a senior Malaysian air force official.Though a three-year trilateral arrangement nears its end, Russian and Indian officials are committed to reinforcing Malaysia's air defence and combat capability as far as the Sukhoi Su 30 MKM Flanker squadron is concerned. The assurance came from Russia's warranty team leader Vladimir Konnov, from aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation, and Indian Air Force's (IAF) chief flight instructor Group Captain K.V.R. Raju. Konnov stressed the need for the arrangement to continue in some form. Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) 11th Squadron commanding officer...
  • IAF to arm Su-30MKI with 40 BRAHMOS missiles

    04/21/2010 10:04:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 564+ views ^ | 4/22/2010 |
    The Indian Air Force is planning to arm its Su-30MKI fighter aircraft with 40 BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile, said Dr AS Pillai, CEO & MD BrahMos Aerospace as reported by RIA Novosti. "The inclusion of BRAHMOS cruise missile will make the aircraft unique in firepower," said Dr Pillai at the Defence Services Asia-2010 exhibition here, in an interview with the Russian news agency. He also added that the first trials of the air-launched version were set for 2011 and the first test-flight with the missile on-board are scheduled for 2012. The supersonic cruise missile has a range of 290-km and...
  • Su-30MKI: The frontline of the IAF

    04/14/2010 9:11:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 558+ views ^ | 4/15/2010 |
    The SU-30MKI multi-role fighter is a two-seat highly-manoeuvrable aircraft designed for air-superiority and for strikes on ground and naval targets. These aircraft have significantly enhanced the combat capabilities of the Indian Air Force. Su-30MKI is a tailor-made aircraft for Indian specifications. It has an "international" avionics portfolio, including sub-systems and units made by 14 foreign firms from 6 countries. The aircraft features state of the art avionics developed by Russia, India and Israel which includes display, navigation, targeting and electronic warfare systems. Other key avionics used in the aircraft were sourced from France and South Africa. The Su-30MKI avionics suite...
  • Pilots wear diapers on bombing missions

    03/21/2010 8:54:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 636+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 3/21/2010 | Hindustan Times
    Fighter pilots wore diapers and flew non-stop for more than nine hours to carry out the Indian Air Force's farthest and longest bombing exercise recently - symbolising the IAF's extended reach. They flew Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters to destroy mock targets in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A senior IAF officer told HT, "The fighters dropped air-to-ground ordnance for the first time on an uninhabited island in the Andamans. We want to exploit the location of these islands to train fighter pilots for extreme missions." Six fighter planes were launched from air force bases in Bareilly and Pune for the experimental...
  • India set to buy 42 more Russian Su-30 fighter jets

    03/02/2010 9:34:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 378+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 03/02/2010 | RIA Novosti
    India and Russia are negotiating a new contract on the delivery of 42 Su-30MKI to the Indian Air Force, an Indian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing military sources. According to the Daily News and Analysis newspaper, the new deal, which is reportedly worth more than $3 billion, has been in the works for several months. The new air-superiority fighters will come on top of the 230 already contracted from Russia in three deals worth a total of $8.5 billion. "The [new] order is being placed due to the insufficient number of fighter squadrons in the Indian Air Force and would...
  • Malaysia to receive brand-new Russian SU-30MKM fighters

    07/19/2007 7:00:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 3,021+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 18/ 07/ 2007 | Yury Zaitsev
    Malaysia to receive brand-new Russian fighters 13:09 | 18/ 07/ 2007 MOSCOW. (Yury Zaitsev for RIA Novosti) - Malaysia will receive the first 12 of its order of 18 Sukhoi Su-30-MKM Flanker fighters, the most advanced versions of the Su-27 warplane, before the year is out. The Su-30-MKM embodies the best achievements of the Russian aircraft industry and has the most advanced European avionics. The Malaysian version is based on the Su-30-MKI, earmarked for India, but features different equipment and an electric remote control system. Unlike the Indian version, the Su-30-MKM features a laser warning system and missile detectors. Two...
  • Typhoon vs. SU-30MKI: The 2007 Indra Dhanush Exercise

    07/17/2007 3:44:47 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 34 replies · 3,698+ views
    DID usually restricts its coverage to procurements, but issues of doctrine and lessons and innovations from the field also qualify. Drawing conclusions from exercises is always tricky, and can never replace combat experience. Even so, in the absence of state-on-state conflicts, the expansion of multi-national training (where "gaming" is less likely) occasionally offers an interesting window into platform capabilities and national trends. With a number of air forces around the world contemplating their future fighter options, and India emphasizing the value of force multiplier/ force projection platforms in its air force, the matchups at Exercise Indra Dhanush 2007 at Waddington,...
  • Malaysia's new SU-30s late(refusal to fit Israeli systems)

    02/15/2007 4:25:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 2,363+ views
    New Straits Times Online,Malaysia ^ | 15 Feb 2007 | Adrian David
    RMAF's Sukhois to arrive in May — one year late 15 Feb 2007 Adrian David KUALA LUMPUR: After a one-year delay, the first six Sukhoi Su-30MKM jets will be delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force in May. The RMAF ordered 18 of the Russian jet fighters in 2003 in a US$900 million (RM3.24 billion) deal. After India and Vietnam, Malaysia will become one of the largest operators of the high-tech jet. Indonesia has ordered 12, while Thailand is mulling the purchase. Defence industry sources said the RMAF was ready to take delivery of the jets as the crew of...
  • Indo-US joint fighter exercise in November (Cope Thunder 3)

    06/05/2005 9:51:59 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 13 replies · 852+ views
    PTI ^ | PTI
    New Delhi, April. 6 (PTI): Indian Air Forces frontline Sukhoi, Mirage 2000 and upgraded Mig Bisons would cross swords with the United States Air Force F-16 fighting falcons in the second series of joint fighter exercises in November this year. The pilots of the two air forces would match their skills in close range as well as beyond visual range combats over Kalikunda airbase in West Bengal. In their first test of wits, the Indian pilots had got the better of their American counterparts in Gwalior last year. But the contest that time had been between the US F-15's and...