IN RAFALE SEASON, HAL’S 3 YEAR DELAY IN SUKHOI ROLLOUT RAISES CONCERNS

In the case of Sukhoi Su-30MKI, 50 fighter jets were supplied in “flyaway condition” by Russia as part of the direct contract with India, and HAL was contracted to deliver 222 more — under licensed production — in six different contracts. Official sources told The…

Russia offers to upgrade Indian Su-30MKI along with its own Su-30SM

Russia offers to upgrade Indian Su-30MKI along with its own Su-30SM MOSCOW: Russia has offered to upgrade the Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI fighter jets along with the improvement programme of the Russian Air Force’s Su-30SM aircraft. Such a move would lead to cost effectiveness…

Russia offers to upgrade Indian Su-30MKI along with its own Su-30SM

Russia has a contract with India to supply 272 Su-30MKI fighter jets of which over three fourths have been assembled by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and provided to the IAF. The Su-30MKI is currently the front-line fighter jet of the IAF but its superiority would be challenged by the more…

DELIVERIES OF BRAHMOS AIR LAUNCHED MISSILES TO INDIA AIR FORCE MAY START IN 2019

Deliveries of air-launched BrahMos missiles for the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI fighters may start in 2019, BrahMos spokesman Praveen Pathak said Tuesday. “One more test on a ground-based target is planned for the end of the year – November-December. After that, deliveries of weapons will…

IAF Su-30MKI Flankers, RAAF F/A 18 F Super Hornets mesmerise in biggest flypast in Pitch Black – YouTube

This video shows you that IAF Su-30MKI Flankers, RAAF F/A 18 F Super Hornets mesmerise in biggest flypast in Exercise Pitch Black’s history. Support Us: Buy Smartphone: https://amzn.to/2NZG9hK OnePlus 6: https://amzn.to/2OtbHhf Honor 7x: https://amzn.to/2Kg98f1 The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday participated in the biggest…

IAF in a fix EU will not allow Meteor Missile integration on Su 30 MKI or LCA

India’s plans to equip its Russian SU-30MKI and indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with long range Meteor beyond visual range missiles may get hit. Its European manufacturers have informed the government that they would not integrate their weapon on any Israeli or Russian platform. The…

IAF to send Sukhoi to Australia for multilateral drill

Moving a step towards consolidating the Quad, the Indian Air Force is set to send its Su-30MKI fighter jets to Australia for its maiden participation in the multilateral air Exercise Pitch Black 2018. At least four to five front-line combat aircraft and one C-17 transporter…

India’s Su 30 Manages to Detect Top Chinese Stealth Jet

A Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name Flanker-C) of the Indian Air Force reportedly managed to detect the latest Chinese Chengdu J-20 jet fighter, which is supposed to be a top-of-the-line stealth aircraft operated by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), reports Indian Defence Research…

AIR-LAUNCHED BRAHMOS CRUISE MISSILE TO BE TESTED AGAINST LAND TARGET

India’s BrahMos missile, launched from a Su-30MKI fighter jet will be tested against a land target in the coming 2-3 months. The missile was earlier tested against a sea target in November 2017. Once the land target test is completed, it will signal an end…

India Conducts Unannounced Air Exercise Near Doklam

Indian Air Force (IAF) rotations of SU-30MKI Flanker continued in 2017/2018 at the Bagdogra Airbase, likely for an unannounced air exercise. Previous commercial imagery acquired in January 2016 also showed a squadron level deployment of the IAF’s advanced fighter. Up to eleven Flanker were observed…