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.