In 2015 Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation) will complete deliveries of Su-30MKI assembly kits to India, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the corporation’s press-service.
“In 2015 Irkut Corporation will complete deliveries of Su-30MKI assembly kits to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL, India). Thus the corporation will successfully implement a contract for delivery of 222 Su-30MKI assembly kits; the fighters are assembled at HAL’s Nashik factory,” said in the press release. At present Indian air forces operate around 300 Su-30MKI fighters; some of them were assembled in Russia.
Super-maneuverable multi-role two-seat combat aircraft Su-30MK (the version developed for India is designated Su-30MKI), manufactured by Irkut Corporation since 2002, is able to destroy air, ground and surface targets using high-precision weapons. It has significant combat radius and may be operated under any weather and lighting conditions as well as under conditions of jamming and counterfire.
The total backlog for Su-30MK jets exceeded 300 aircraft. These jets have proven their capabilities during operation in India, Malaysia and Algeria.