Which aircraft is Su 30MKI?

4 generation
– India’s Su-30MKI multi-role fighter-bomber is one of the best 4 generation aircraft currently available. – Its extended range capability along with its payload capacity are important assets for India to perform deep strike attacks in Pakistan and China.

How many missiles can su 30MKI?

Weapon systems and countermeasures The Su-30MKI is armed with a 30mm Gsh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds of ammunition. The aircraft features 12 hardpoints capable of carrying external stores of up to 8t. The aircraft can launch a range of air-to-surface missiles, including Kh-29L/T/TYe, Kh-31A/P, Kh-59M and Nirbhay.

Is India upgrading SU 30MKI?

BENGALURU: Indian Air Force (IAF), which has been planning to upgrade a number of Su-30MkI aircraft, is now in advanced talks with Russia and defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). A decision is likely in the next six to nine months. IAF has lost nearly nine planes to crashes over the years.

How much does it cost to fly a Sukhoi?

Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Operating cost- Around USD 10,000 or INR 7,33,000 per hour.

Is Rafale better than Sukhoi 30 MKI?

Sukhoi is much better than Rafale. The speed of su 30mki is 2.1 to 2.2 mach. And most important point is that now su 30mki has Brahmos missile. Another fact that Su30 MKI is a 4.5 gen Fighter , puts it in an entirely different class than Rafale.

When did India buy Su30?

30 November 1996
After two years of evaluation and negotiations, on 30 November 1996, India signed a US$1.462 billion deal with Sukhoi for 50 Russian-produced Su-30MKIs in five batches. The first batch were eight Su-30MKs, the basic version of Su-30.

Did Pakistan shoot down Sukhoi?

The announcement was followed by a tweet of Director-General of the ISPR, Maj Gen. Asif Ghafoor, which revealed that the Pakistan Air Force had shot down two Indian aircraft after they encroached on Pakistan’s airspace. The other IAF military aircraft were said to be Sukhoi Su-30MKI according to Pakistani media.

Is the Su-30MKM based on the Sukhoi MKI?

The Su-30MKM was developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and is based on the Su-30MKI. The aircraft has the same airframe, engines with the thrust vector control (TVC), and an advanced digital fly-by-wire system. The MKM version differs from the MKI by virtue of the composition of the on board avionics.

What kind of fighter is the SU 30mkm?

The Su-30MKM is an advanced variant, whose performance involves considerable improvements over Su-30MK/MKK fighters. Irkut has also subcontracted the task of manufacturing the canards, stabilizers and fins to HAL Nasik.

Is the Su-30MKI the backbone of the Indian Air Force?

The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force’s fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond. The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli sub-systems.

Which is helmet mounted display does Sukhoi Su-30MKI use?

A helmet mounted display, Topsight-I, based on technology from Thales and developed by SHDS will be integrated on the Su-30MKI in the next upgrade. In March 2010, it was reported that India and Russia were discussing a contract for 42 more Su-30MKIs.