Russia and India modernizing Su-30MKI and SM to carry supersonic cruise missiles

Flight tests started in India with 1st Su-30 MKI  Flanker-C, multi-role fighter jet modified by mutual, Russian and Indian team of specialist to carry BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missiles.

Russian made Su-30MKI will get an upgrade to carry supersonic cruise missiles. Jets will be modernized for both ari forces, Indian and Russian.

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India already started flight tests on 1st Su-30MKI modified by Russian and Indian experts, to carry BrahMos missiles.

2nd Su-30MKI jet is continuing and will be ready during this year.

BrahMos Aerospace head confirmed that flight tests would be over this year.

India invested already $1.1 billion to purchase 200 BrahMos missiles which will carry Su-30MKI fighter jets. Total 42 Su-30MKIs will modernize in India HAL corporation facility to carry modern supersonic cruise missiles BrahMos-A.

Russia will modernize their Su-30SM fighters at irkut Aircraft Corporation, to carry supersonic cruise missiles, said Irkut CEO Oleg Demchenko at LIMA 2015 air show.

Related post HERE with description about BrahMos missile

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Source: TASS Agency