Rosvooruzhenie to Deliver New Su-30MKI Aircraft to Indian Air Force
The state company Rosvooruzhenie will begin to deliver new Su-30MKI airplanes to the Indian air force within the framework of a contract signed in 1996 for the development and delivery of Su-30 fighters.
The state company Rosvooruzhenie will begin to deliver new Su-30MKI airplanes to the Indian air force. On 28 December 2001, the first serial Su-30MKI, intended for delivery to the India air force, completed a test flight at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Production Association, they reported at the OAO IAPO press service to SIA.
The contract for the development and delivery of Su-30 fighters was signed in Irkutsk on 30 November 1996 by the Indian Ministry of Defense and GK Rosvooruzhenie. Within the framework of this contract, IAPO already has delivered two groups of Su-30K fighters to India. The multirole Su-30MKI is distinguished from them by the installation of thrust-vector controlled engines, which provide the airplane with unique flying performance, and advanced avionics, which were created with the participation of Indian specialists.
Exactly a year ago, on 28 December 2000, a contract was signed in Irkutsk regarding the organization of licensed production of these airplanes in India, at the enterprises of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited /HAL/ corporation.
Source: 04.01.02, SIA
Translated by Roy Cochrun /http://www.toad.net/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/royfc/today/acft_news.html/
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