India Increases Serviceability Of Su-30MKI, Other Fighter Aircraft

  • Our Bureau
  • 02:22 PM, February 18, 2015
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India has increased serviceability of the existing Fighter aircraft to deal with a shortfall in aircraft availability, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said during Aero India 2015.

The minister was responding to questions as to whether India would purchase additional Su-30MKI fighter aircraft due to a delay in acquisition of the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).

The minister did not name the aircraft although it is clear that he was referring to Su-30MKI and Mirage-2000 aircraft that are in operation with the IAF. About 40 percent of the overall aircrafts are not available for operations due to overhaul and maintenance issues; India is hoping to increase the number of aircrafts available in operation by increasing their serviceability.

India’s Fighter fleet consists of Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000, MiG-29 and older MiG-21 to 27.

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