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
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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