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Sukhoi PAK FA Troubles: India plans to upgrade Su-30MKI, while waiting for Sukhoi T-50. Will India ever get the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA?

The Russian state-owned aircraft manufacturing company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is all set to begin the production of the fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter planes. The Russian Defense will initially buy only a dozen aircraft for testing purposes before inducting it officially into their arsenal. However, many in the Russian military are wondering if ...

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SU-30MKI with BrahMos handed over to Indian Air Force at Aero India 2015

During the Aero India 2015, the first Sukhoi Su-30MKI was handed over to the Indian Air Force equipped with the air based version of the BrahMos which is a supersonic cruise missile. This event took place in Bangalore which was headed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Company and the Russian-Indian Company BrahMos Aerospace. The test launch of this missile is ...

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Su-30MK’s aerodynamic configuration is an unstable-in-longitude triplane

The Su-30MK’s aerodynamic configuration is an unstable-in-longitude triplane hence canards are installed to enhance maneuverability Su-30MK is a standard Su-30 with the air-to-ground missiles which can carry twice the armament (8 tons) compared to the baseline Su-27. This multirole aircraft is adequately fitted for the entire spectrum of tactical and operational combat employment scenarios, varying from counter-air tasks to counter-land ...

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Russian Su-30 Fighter Planes Arrive In Venezuela

pAt least 24 Russian-made Sukhoi-30 fighter jets were delivered to Venezuela on Sunday as part of the country’s defense capability build-up. The purchase came after the Bush administration refused to sell parts for Venezuela’s aging F-16 jet fleet./ppVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez said of the delivery, “We received the Sukhoi aircraft as well as pilots, crew and missiles, and the aircraft ...

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Typhoon vs. SU-30MKI: The 2007 Indra Dhanush Exercise

Drawing conclusions from exercises is always tricky, and can never replace combat experience. Even so, in the absence of state-on-state conflicts, the expansion of multi-national training occasionally offers an interesting window into platform capabilities and national trends. With a number of air forces around the world contemplating their future fighter options, and India emphasizing the value of force multiplier/ force ...

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18 new Su-30MKI fighters for India as part of a swap deal

strongMoscow:/strong Media reports emerging from Russia indicate that Rosoboronexport has signed a $500-million contract with India for the delivery of 18 Su-30MKI fighter jets. Reports also suggest that the deal includes the repurchase of a similar number of early vintage Su-30MK aircraft from India, which could likely be recycled and sold to potential customers elsewhere.br /As a new Su-30 MKI ...

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MiG-35 vs Su-35: Which is Better For The Vietnam People’s Air Force?

MiG-35 vs Su-35

For the last two years, there have been many speculations about Vietnam negotiating with Russian defence contractors to purchase their most advanced combat aircraft. Expectations are robust now, domestically and internationally, in part because Vietnam is currently engaging in one of its most ambitious modernization processes since the country opened up more than 30 years ago, under the rising tension ...

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Bangladesh Air Force Plans to Buy Eight Multi-Role Combat Aircraft

In the world today, continuous development of the armed forces is the key for any country to survive without being assaulted by the foreign powers. Bangladesh is no stranger to this process. The country that came into existence in 1971 after a long and tensed battle, understands the need for development and strength very well. That is why, Bangladesh’s Director ...

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Chaoxun-1 vs BrahMos: An Arms Race or War of Words Over RAMJET Supersonic Cruise Missile Technology?

Despite media frenzy in defence circles, it has been stated that the Chaoxun-1 (CX-1) supersonic missile designed by China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Beijing is not a copy of India’s Brahmos missile. There have been allegations that Russian technology had been passed on to China, or that it had been stolen. These reports have been proven false by Russia ...

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