"Irkut" plans to sell the Ministry of Defense 40 export Su-30MK

"Irkut" plans to sell the Ministry of Defense 40 export Su-30MK

The Russification of fighters for the needs of the Russian Air Force and Navy will have to spend 1,5 billion rubles.

The Irkut Corporation plans to supply the Russian Defense Ministry 40 Su-30MK fighters, the head of the corporation Alexey Fedorov told Izvestia.

This model was originally created for India (the “I” index in the title), so some of the components will have to be changed for the Russian Air Force — for example, transfer from English to Russian on-board computer software.

In addition, part of the equipment of the fighter produced in France and Israel, and it will have to be replaced with Russian counterparts. According to Fedorov’s calculations, all these works will require 1,5 billion rubles.

28 aircraft are planned to be completed in the configuration for the Air Force, another 12 - for the Navy fleet.

At the same time, the Su-30 is the most advanced Russian serial fighter, which has long been shipped to India, Algeria, Venezuela, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Uganda. Since 1997, more than 270 machines have been sold to these countries.

The next-generation fighter, the Su-35, is just completing the test. Therefore, the Russian Air Force will have no alternative to the Su-30 in the coming years.

It is expected that after replacing foreign equipment with Russian and translating onboard systems into Russian, the aircraft will be called Su-30CM (serial, modernized).

However, the contract itself has not yet been approved. In the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC), Izvestia was unable to comment on the prospects for selling 40 to Irkutsk sushiks in the Russian Air Force.

“We have no information on this contract,” UAC spokesman Konstantin Lantratov told Izvestia.

The Russian Air Force also did not confirm plans for the purchase of 40 Su-30 in 2012 year. However, according to Izvestia, this contract provides for the state armaments program up to 2020.

Konstantin Makienko, an expert at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, believes that the purchase of the Su-30MK will be the best solution for the Russian Air Force.

- Su-35 is not yet finalized, and when it will be adopted is unclear. Therefore, a waste product that has passed through all the R & D and OCDs is taken and is being put into service. This is undoubtedly a quick decision, ”Makienko told Izvestia.

The expert suggested that 12 out of 40 fighters will go to aviation units of the Black Sea Fleet. To combat surface targets, they can be equipped with Yakhont missiles. The Indian counterpart of this missile, BrahMos, is now being installed by the designers on the Su-30.
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  1. Tyns
    Tyns 21 July 2011 11: 02 New
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    What the hell is the SU-30? Are you laughing Who will fly on them? All military universities are closed, in the army do not understand what is happening ... All the equipment is old as mammoths ... Already it becomes disgusting from stupid assumptions!
  2. Superduck
    Superduck 21 July 2011 11: 27 New
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    I do not understand, but that the Indians refused to accept them?
  3. merkawa
    merkawa 21 July 2011 12: 38 New
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    And I have felt-tip pens, you can write on the nameplates with them, they took chtoli as a share wink
  4. APASUS 21 July 2011 19: 16 New
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    We now need to thank the Hindus for the appearance of modern technology in the army! It was not MO who bought a batch of modern aircraft, but first Algeria, now India has refused to purchase our aircraft! PARADOX !!!
  5. Superduck
    Superduck 21 July 2011 22: 17 New
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    And it seems to me that the cost of 1,5 lard for delocalization is slightly overstated
  6. figwam 21 July 2011 22: 45 New
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    Yes, Algeria abandoned the MIG-29SMT, and now India abandons the SU-30?
    Or is it we who decided to punish the Indians for the failure of the Mig-35?