Russia's sale of Su-30MKI fighters in India rose to 102 million unit

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI multi-purpose equipment, aircraft
LONDON August 18 news: According to Russia's "ties" network on August 17 reported that the Indian media recently revealed that Russia has sold India Su-30MKI multi-purpose fighter unit significantly increased 1.5-fold.
India's cable news channel NewsX reports, India in 2007 to buy 40 Russian Su-30MKI with only spent 1.5 billion U.S. dollars, while the Russian side of the Indian Air Force purchased 42 new this year, Su-30MKI's offer is 4.29 billion U.S. dollars. That is, in a short period of three years, the unit price of Su-30MKI soared from 40 million U.S. dollars to 102 million U.S. dollars.

Indian strategic analysts, the former Air Force Major General Kac noted that the Russian side of the Su-30MKI's latest offer was "very, very high", the price even faster to catch up with the latest development of the U.S. fifth generation fighter F-35. This should be noted that, after Lockheed Martin has been selling Indian Navy carrier-based version of the F-35. Does not exclude the United States in the future to sell to the Indian Air Force F-35 possibilities.

U.S. Department of Defense had on the production model F-35 is valued at 150 million U.S. dollars, however, with the expansion of production scale, the price may be declining. For example, Israel plans to buy a Boeing F-35 will not pay more than 137 million U.S. dollars, while Japan received F-35's price may be lower - from 110 million to 120 million U.S. dollars.

However, Russia currently does not disclose the offer to the Indian Su-30MKI fighters 42 the details of the new contract. Some experts pointed out that Russia's latest offer may include airborne weapons and other accessories, such as French-made radar and electronic devices.Addition, the contract may also include ground support equipment. In any case, Russia's obviously beyond the offer of India's expected value.

It is reported that the new Indian Air Force Su-30MKI purchase of these aircraft will be delivered in 2014-2018 years. As a result, Indian Air Force Su-30MKI equipment will reach 272.
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