HAL To Increase Overhaul Capacity from 12 to 25 Su-30 Fighters Yearly: Minister

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HAL To Increase Overhaul Capacity from 12 to 25 Su-30 Fighters Yearly: Minister
Indian Air Force Su-30 aircraft

India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has decided to overhaul 25 Su-30 jets every year, up from 12. 

"The Ministry of Defence has plans to increase the overhauling capacity of Sukhoi 30 up to 25 aircrafts a year in the future," Subash Bhamre, Union minister of state for defence was quoted as saying by Times of India Thursday.

HAL has so far manufactured 260 Su-30 aircraft, with two more to be manufactured by the end of this year.

Overhaulingof Su-30 aircraft increases its lifespan by 10 years from original 10.

"The first batch of aircraft manufactured in 2004 completed 10 years in 2014. Currently, HAL has been overhauling 12 Su-30 aircraft a year at its Ozar division, the news daily reported quoting an unnamed source as saying.

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