Thursday, August 19, 2010

DTN News: India May Spend $2 Billion Upgrading Su-30 Fighters

Defense News: DTN News: India May Spend $2 Billion Upgrading Su-30 Fighters
Source: DTN News / Ria Novosti
(NSI News Source Info) NEW DELHI, India - August 19, 2010: India could spend up to $2.34 billion on modernization of its fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters with the participation of Russian companies, the country's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The upgrade program may proceed in several stages, starting from 2012, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), with assistance from the warplanes' Russian manufacturers, the Defense Ministry said.
Indian media reported in May that the modernization project, codenamed Super 30, would involve the installation of new radars, onboard computers, avionics and BrahMos supersonic missiles on 40 Su-30MKI fighters.
The Indian Air Force currently operates about 100 Su-30MKI fighters and plans to produce another 170 aircraft in the next 10 years under a license from Russia.
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