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
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.