Sukhoi Su 30MKI

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Vivaldi Antennas developed by DARE & LRDE.

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VIvaldi Tapered Slot Anteena LRDE

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VIvaldi Anteena Array Unit 16

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VIvaldi Anteena Array Unit 32.


D29 EW suites belived(me) to be using these Vivaldi Antennas.

VAAU16 is for Light Weight aircrafts.
VAAU32 is for heavy aircrafts.
TSA are perfect for use in EW systems and radars due there broadband characteristics.
32 array unit RWR will probably provide SU 30 massive coverage, probably over 300 km.
Passive detection and tracking would allow SU 30 to cue it's radar emissions in a narrow beam to scan a small area of sky Looking for enemy emission point. The enemy aircraft may detect the SU 30 radar on its own RWR, but any other aircraft on the battlefield will not. This will give SU 30 somewhat stealth capability. It may provide firing solution on it's own but at shorter ranges though. This is a good development, a desi Spectra in making.
 

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I wonder how recent this photo is of the SAP-514 jammer equipmented on the MKI. Interesting thing is that this does not have the SAP-518 jammers on the wings, so perhaps they are testing the 514 to see how it behaves with the ELTA jammers or to just see how effective the hammer is by itself.

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I wonder how recent this photo is of the SAP-514 jammer equipmented on the MKI. Interesting thing is that this does not have the SAP-518 jammers on the wings, so perhaps they are testing the 514 to see how it behaves with the ELTA jammers or to just see how effective the hammer is by itself.

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There's a video where SU30Mki are sorting using those SAP-514 with ELTA SAR pod at the bottom.
 

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I wonder how recent this photo is of the SAP-514 jammer equipmented on the MKI. Interesting thing is that this does not have the SAP-518 jammers on the wings, so perhaps they are testing the 514 to see how it behaves with the ELTA jammers or to just see how effective the hammer is by itself.

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That would be a SAP 14. Sure, they should try all combinations.
 

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This is my first post. Pardon me if this question was already asked.
I am curious
There were 272 Su30 MKI in the inventory of IAF when they decided to not order it anymore and maintain the fleet of 272.
11 are reported to be crashed. So, there should be 261 in inventories but 260 of them are in service. IAF has ordered 12 more su 30 to complete the fleet of 272.
What happened to one su30 mki?
 

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This is my first post. Pardon me if this question was already asked.
I am curious
There were 272 Su30 MKI in the inventory of IAF when they decided to not order it anymore and maintain the fleet of 272.
11 are reported to be crashed. So, there should be 261 in inventories but 260 of them are in service. IAF has ordered 12 more su 30 to complete the fleet of 272.
What happened to one su30 mki?
one is for HAL.
 

Neptune

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This is my first post. Pardon me if this question was already asked.
I am curious
There were 272 Su30 MKI in the inventory of IAF when they decided to not order it anymore and maintain the fleet of 272.
11 are reported to be crashed. So, there should be 261 in inventories but 260 of them are in service. IAF has ordered 12 more su 30 to complete the fleet of 272.
What happened to one su30 mki?

I believe only 8 MKIs/Su-30s have crashed since India started operating the aircraft in 1997.
 

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Aa gaya Pakistani bot.. dimag chatne... koi ban karo yaar isko..
Ye le bhai tera Su-30 mki from your Operation Swiftfart.. ab jao aur khelo iske saath

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