Russia To Provide Five Full Mission Simulators For SU-30MKI Aircraft
05:01 PM, May 10, 2016
Indias Defence Acquisition Council has approved purchase of five Full Mission Simulators for Su-30MKI aircraft.
The contract was signed with a Russian firm for the supply of simulators during 2015-16, Business Standard reported. The value of the contract is not known.
According to the Indian Air Force, at present, more than 200 Su-30MKI fighters have been inducted into active service.
The simulators are produced by Spetztekhnika, a Moscow area company. It also makes flight simulators for the Su-22M4 fighter bomber, the Su-25SM attack aircraft, the Su-27SM air superiority fighter besides the Indo-Russian Su-30MKI fighter jet.
Irkut corporation had displayed the Su-30MKI simulator at the Aero India 2013 show in Bangalore.
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) will require four more years to manufacture the remaining 48 Su-30MKI aircraft out of a total order of 222 fighters placed with it by the Indian Air Force.
“HAL has produced 174...