168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF]

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  1. mikhail

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    168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF] - AA Me, IN
    interesting estimate of the present strength of Su-30MKIs in IAF service.but does anyone know whether we have ordered an extra 18 Su-30MKIs for the same no. of MK/K variant returned to Russia in 2003:confused:?
     
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    Re: 168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF

    i have heard 1 MKI is crashed 3 days back in rajasthan due to tech snag:rofl::p:p
     
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    Deliveries of the 18 MKIs were done in 2007 and completed in 2009. They replaced the 18 Su-30Ks.

    The Ks were returned to Russia in 2010, rather they were sent to Belarus.
     
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    Re: 168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF

    Just 168 Su's for a country of 1.2 billion and having 2 big enemies? :dude:
     
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    buddy another lot of about 100 Su-30MKI will join the IAF in the near future and then there's the state of the art Rafale coming in the next couple of years.so by 2020 we'll be having 270+ Su-30MKIs(you never know whether the MOD will order another tranche of these beasts in the near future) plus about 100 Rafales(i hope IAF exercise the option of buying the additional 63 Rafales along with the current lot of 126 of them).then again we have around 49 upgraded Morage-2000-5MK2 and around 68 Mig-29UPG and if all goes well then probably 4-5 squadrons of LCA-MK2.so i wouldn't be so disappointed if i were you:cool2:!
     
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    Well, they are wrong.

    IAF received spanking new MKIs in a buy back offer.

    The 18Ks are sitting in Belarus today.

    Russia To Sell Old Su-30 Fighters To Belarus

    Belarus will acquire Su-30 aircraft previously operated by India - News - Russian Aviation - RUAVIATION.COM
     
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    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/military-multimedia/47496-aero-india-2013-pictures.html

    On the above page, in post #7, you can see that the third pic from the last is a pic of MKI without canards. That means its not a brand new MKI but one of the older flankers upgraded to the MKI standard.
     
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    Re: 168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF

    Su-30K aircraft ( SB 001 to SB 008 ) , which was originally destined for Indonesia, was delivered in November 1999. second batch of 10 aircraft {SB 009 to SB 018} delivered in November 1999,

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    There are no SB-311 recorded as SU-30K, Perhaps optical illusion..


     
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    It is impossible to convert a production standard Su-30MK into a Su-30MKI in an upgrade. Utterly impossible.

    Anyway, that's the Su-30MKI and the angle of the picture has perfectly hidden the canards.

    SB 301 to 340 are from the 40 aircraft deal.

    SB 051 to 068 are the aircraft (MKIs) that replaced SB 001 to 018 (MKs).

    All HAL made models are between SB101 and SB240, for a total of 140 aircraft.

    I am guessing the 42 extra MKIs will have numbers after SB240. Or could be SB4XX and so on.

    Hope this clears all the confusion.
     
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    According to World Air Forces 2013 IAF has 120 MKI in service as of Dec. 2012.

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    Doesn't seem right... 86 Rafales ordered? The current deal has always been 126 Rafales.
     
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    Look down at Trainers, +40 = 126.
     
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    why does it say 10 more jags ordered and abt the no. of PMF(FGFA) nothing concrete is known. btw all the helos posted in combat helicopter r not actually attack helos at least not in the no. given.
    LCA orders also seems a little suspicious, 40 mk-i initially after that mk-ii. in tanker it could hav shown A330MRTT as ordered.(same as rafale)
     
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    Orders with an asterisk are unsigned and subject to change. There are 52,000 aircraft they must catalouge so specific configurations by type are not possible. MRTT was decided after Dec. 2012 when this was published.
     
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    We inducted 8th squadron of MKI in december. So figure of 120 aircraft cannot be correct.
     
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    Is Rafale B combat capable?
     
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    The MKI figure is nonsense.

    We had 137 as of Dec 2011, IIRC.

    HAL delivered 99 MKIs as of Nov 2011. Add that to the 50 delivered form Russia, that alone is 149. Apart from that, Russia has finished delivering all 40 from the 40 aircraft deal, so that's around 189 MKIs ready to fly today. We have two years of production left for the first 230 MKIs, supposed to end in the 2014-15 financial year. That's around 30 aircraft left, so we should have 200 today.

    We are to have 10 squadrons by June. We have 8 squadrons today, all ready for combat. Two more squadrons are being raised in Punjab and the North East and will be combat ready in June, 2013. 10 squadrons alone make up around 200 aircraft, including trainers and reserves.
     
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