The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Arup Raha inaugurated a warehouse for storing aggregates and spares of Su-30MKI aircraft and handed it over to Airforce Liaison Establishment at Nashik on June 7.
Earlier in the day he reviewed the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Su-30MKI manufacturing and service facilities in Nashik along with Secretary (Defence Production) GS Pati and HAl chief RK Tyagi . He was briefed about new technologies in the Su-30MKI, level of technology absorption, establishment of facilities for Su-30 repair and overhaul and road map for indigenisation.
"The focus of the presentation was on actions taken and support being provided to IAF by HAL for enhancing the serviceability of Su-30MKI fleet," a HAL release said.
"The IAF chief's visit covered indigenisation cell, manufacturing facilities for 4.5 generation SU-30MKI aircraft, newly established repair and overhaul facilities, final assembly of Su-30MKI aircraft and flight testing hangar," HAL said.
The state-run PSU said presently HAL is manufacturing the aircraft from raw material phase and till date has produced 150 aircraft.
"HAL has manufactured approximately 43,000 components in airframe and 6,300 components for engines. Twenty six special technologies have been absorbed and mastered," it said.