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Russia proposes equipping Indian SU-30MKI with AESA Radar

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Russia proposes equipping Indian SU-30MKI with AESA Radar


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    Tue, Feb 8, 2011 20:37 CET

    Russia has offered to equip the Indian Su-30MKI aircraft with the electronically scanned array radar to bring them on par with the most modern fighter aircraft in the world. Currently the technical configuration of the upgraded aircraft with onboard AESA radar is being discussed by Russian and Indian experts. The upgraded aircraft could be equipped with perspective Russian or foreign-made weapon, including Indo-Russian “BrahMos†anti-ship missiles, an Irkut statement said at Aero India 2011 A multirole Su-30MKI aircraft which became a sort of symbol of the IRKUT Corporation deserves an honourable place in the exposition of the company (stand 24, hall A). Fighter developed by JSC “Sukhoi Design Bureau†on demand of the Indian Air Force are mass-manufactured at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The IRKUT Corporation delivers to India ready-made Su-30MKI fighters as well as Su-30MKI technical kits for license production by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Corporation.


    Program production of Su-30MKI for the Indian Air Force and its modifications for other countries is being developed successfully. For a number of parameters it has no equal in the entire history of Russian military-technical cooperation with foreign states. The total value of contracts approaches $9 billion. Under agreements more than 150 fighter aircraft were delivered to the Air Forces of India, Malaysia and Algeria.

    The model of Yak-130 combat trainer developed by the JSC “Yakovlev Design Bureau†– a part of the Corporation is displayed at the IRKUT Corporation’s stand.

    The aircraft was chosen as the main aircraft for basic and advanced training for pilots of the Russian Air Force. In 2010 the fist serially produced Yak-130 combat trainers were inducted in the Russian Air Force. The IRKUT Corporation also carries out two contracts on Yak-130 deliveries for foreign customers. Pre-contract negotiations are underway with several other potential customers.

    Russia proposes equipping Indian SU-30MKI with AESA Radar : Defense news
     
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  2. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    what happened to the previous agreement or is this the same agreement since Defence Ministry In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on August 18, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony said the current estimated cost for the upgrade is Rs. 10920 crores and the aircraft are likely to be upgraded in a phased manner from year 2012 onwards.

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  3. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    It would be better to make a decision now on this AESA radar upgrade for the Su-30MKI. So the rest of the MKI scheduled to be delivered will come with the AESA radar.

    Does anyone know if the MMRCA requirement is to have an AESA radar or not?
     
  4. chachachoudhary

    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yes, AESA is a precondition, installed or planned.
     
  5. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    do anybody know about the status of Novators on MKI,some unconfirmed reports say that they r already present inside IAF,though Russia and India will not announce it officially due to Russia's obligation to MTCR.
     
  6. Skull and Bones

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    Any info on the range of the radar
     
  7. kish

    kish FULL MEMBER

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    AESA will need much more power, will we also need new engine for them?
     
  8. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    No!!!

    The MKI can operate the Radar without a change in Engine, a better engine will alway be taken if on offer.
     
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  9. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Wasn't the upgrade already decided upon? I remember reading that AK Antony notified the parliament about this some time ago.
     
  10. kish

    kish FULL MEMBER

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    Did u miss the word ENGINE at second RADAR

    I read somewhere that su 35 radar cant use on mki cause it need more power
    and su 35 dont have AESA (am i right)
    AESA need more power then PESA
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    My bad iv edited it.
    Yes AESA needs more energy but the present engine can give that extra energy.
     
  12. Vidyanshu

    Vidyanshu Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    If we are really doing any such thing
    then will all MKI's be getting AESA or just SUPER SUKHOI's????
     
  13. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    The Super Sukhois will be the first Su-30MKIs to carry an AESA radar. The present Su-30MKIs will be upgraded to Super-30 standards if it is feasible.
     
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    yeah but what i am hearing now is that --- not all will be upgraded to super30 , less than half will be upgraded (as of now.....can't say about tomorrow.....(i mean alot of tomorrows to come))
     
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    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Yeah well, until the MoD officially confirms something, all we're gonna be able to do is speculate.
     
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