Malaysia plans to buy 18 BrahMos enabled Su-30MKM fighters

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  1. Neil

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    The Malaysian defense ministry plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters fit to carry Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said on Tuesday.

    The paper said, citing military sources, that Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi plans on Tuesday to visit the Irkut aviation plant, producing Su-30MKI fighters for India. According to Izvestia, one such aircraft would cost Malaysia about $50 million, future maintenance included.

    During the visit, the minister “may sign a contract to buy 18 Su-30MKM multirole fighters,” the paper said.

    The defense minister also plans to discuss installing new missiles, including BrahMos, on the 18 Su-30MKM fighters that Malaysia received in August 2009 under the $900-million contract signed in 2003.

    Malaysia’s mixed fighter fleet also includes Russian MiG-29N Fulcrum and the U.S.-made F/A-18D Hornet and F-5 Tiger in service.



    Malaysia plans to buy 18 BrahMos enabled Su-30MKM fighters | idrw.org
     
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    Good news!

    Brahmos should gear up on production line now. HAL is already supplying Su30 spare parts to some countries. Although Malaysia will have to wait another year or two before receiving air launched brahmos.
     
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    Production to meet this demand would be in India or Russia? .. Revenue goes 50-50 ?
     
  5. Neil

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    thats the real problem...BAL is already fully booked for some years now with huge orders from are own armed forces...but if Malaysia asks we should give them missiles from are own production line...it will create lot of goodwill... hope are babus dont mess this thing...


    itsnt it way cheaper than are 100 million $ price considering malaysia has same su30 as ours...?/
     
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    Dont expect RMAF acquiring Brahmos in less than four years. The talks for another 18 more aircrafts are under planning and gonna take 2-3yrs for first Newly modified Sukhoi-30MKM to roll in and operational the aircraft and placing an order for the missiles gonna take another two years for sure.

    Sukhoi-30MKM would a very useful to fill up the gap for long range patrols over the ocean, That is one point in which the Sukhois beaten the F-18s.

    Malaysian airforce is the only one who operates Sukhoi-30s and F-18s together. The Sukhoi-30MKM is quite similar to our MKIs, It has the same Radar and Engines but different avionics. Wonder whether the RMAF ever made any Mock up exercises between them.
     
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    And hand it over to Pakistan for reverse engineering!
     
  8. The Messiah

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    pakis cant engineer anything...it will be given to usa and china.
     

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