A software upgrade has solved the Indian Air Force Su-30MKIs cockpit displays and head up display (HUD) blanking off problem. Besides, a failure of the mission computer has been addressed to by replacing the faulty computer wherever necessary
Going by the pace at which the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expanding bases for the Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, ordering more of these Russian-made aircraft looks a distinct possibility. The expansion of the Su-30MKI fleet may happen irrespective of the progress in the MMRCA deal in which negotiations with the French manufacturer Dassault are on
The Indian Air Force will get 40 SU-30MKI strike fighters armed with a smaller version of BrahMos missiles, according to India TV. BrahMos Aerospace officials said so at the international arms exhibition DSA-2014 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday
Indias fleet of Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft are suffering multiple failures of its cockpit display system, if leaked documents are to be believed. According to a communiqué between HAL and Irkut Corp dated 28 February 2014, the MC-1 or Mission Computer 1 and the head-up display (HUD) of the Su-30MKI has recorded “multiple cases of repeated failure”
The Indian Air Force is highly likely to clear the backlog of orders of a total 272 Su-30MKI fighters, and is expecting to put them in service by 2018. The fighters are assembled by Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under license from Russias Sukhoi aircraft maker
The Indian Air Force has selected Sukhoi-30 fighter jets as a platform to mount the supersonic BrahMos missiles, with the first launch to be carried out by end of 2014, an Indian official was quoted as saying by The Times Of India. "We have chosen Sukhoi-30
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