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HAL Sukhoi Su-30MKI

एचएएल सुकोई सु-३०एमकेआई


Role Multirole Air superiority fighter
National origin Russia / India
Manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (under licence from Sukhoi)
Design group Sukhoi Design Bureau
First flight IAF Su-30: 1 July 1997
Su-30MKI: 2000
Introduction 27 September 2002
Status In service
Primary user Indian Air Force
Produced Su-30MKI: 2000–present
Number built 200 as of August 2014
Unit cost
INR4 billion (US$66 million)
Developed from Sukhoi Su-30
Variants Sukhoi Su-30MKM

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a supermaneuverable air superiority fighter developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built under licence by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.
Development of the variant started after India signed a deal with Russia in 2000 to manufacture 140 Su-30 fighter jets. The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was accepted into the Indian Air Force in 2002, while the first indigenously assembled Su-30MKI entered service with the IAF in 2004. Additional MKIs have been ordered to increase the total to 272. The IAF had 200 Su-30MKIs in service as of August 2014. The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force's fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.
The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli subsystems. It has abilities similar to the Sukhoi Su-35 with which it shares many features and components.

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