IAF's Sukhois to get more advanced avionics, radars
NEW DELHI: India plans to upgrade its fleet of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets with more advanced avionics, radars and weapons to further bolster their combat capabilities, with detailed talks currently under way with Russia for the project.
The IAF is also finalising with Russia the procurement of 12 more Sukhois to replace the ones lost in crashes, which will be built by defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics, as well as 21 additional MiG-29 jets that will cost around Rs 230 crore each.
"The Sukhois will be upgraded in near future to further enhance their operational capabilities," said IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. The IAF has so far inducted over 250 of the 272 Sukhois originally contracted in batches from Russia for well over $12 billion, with the bulk of them being licensed-produced by HAL.
Som Patil7 hours ago
Mr Pandit, instead of revealing all the details of our armed forces in public media, (basically giving detailed info to our enemies) , you may write details of what the enemies have. Or just write some childrens’ stories. That is called honest living. Does enemy pay you for this info? Can it be called treason?
Deba S7 hours ago
Just being cynical, the ones crashed may have been produced by HAL and we know the quality
Alfa DogSKYFALL5 hours ago
Wow wow wow, Sukhoi 30 MKI are around 250 Cr each and Rafael is costing around 1638 Crore each
Rajasekar Venkatesan5 hours ago
too much of details on IAF and military combat readiness should not be shared outside. This will spoil our advantage over enemies by allowing them to prepare well for these
Rajendra Jasathy3 hours ago
Do we hear anything on Pak purchase or upgrade mission ? If not why to tell the world what are we planning.
Arun Choudhary9 hours ago
All these action will be better for our security of our nation
Jayaram6 hours ago
Hindustan Aeronautics has a larger role to play instead of being a financial drain all these years.
Balachandran NairTrivandrum3 hours ago
One thing is sure, Mr. Modi after becoming PM has done a lot to improve our security- both internal and external
Alfa DogSKYFALL5 hours ago
F 35 which is 5th generation cost around $100 million around Rs 700 crores, Rafael is 4th generation costs around $230 million Rs 1638 million each,
Jagdish MadanVancouver BC4 hours ago
After almost six decades of total neglect, India''s defence is getting the attention it merits.
DeepakKarnataka6 hours ago
We have hundreds of Su-30s which are dubbed as most modern! But why were they not used effectively against Pakistan when They attacked us after Balakot strikes!?
RajenderNew Delhi6 hours ago
HAL IS WASTR