IAF Su30 MK-I and MiG 27 (Upg) aircraft along with two FAF Rafale aircraft carrying out maneuvers during the ongoing Exercise Garuda-V, on June 06, 2014.
Against a rare backdrop of six fighter variants – IAF Hawk AJT in centre foreground, (L to R) Mig-27, Mirage-2000, Su-30 MKI, an RSAF F-16D and an IAF Mig-21 FL – IAF and RSAF personnel during the Indo – Singapore Joint AF Training
Indian Su-30MKI armed with Brahmos cruise missile
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.
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
Source: TASS Agency
On this infographic you can see potential evolution for Russian PAK-FA T-50 stealth multi-role fighter fifth generation, which will receive code Su-50, when production line starts serial production. Plan for serial production was on January 2016, and will fly under flags of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran.
There are already 5 prototypes.
Sukhoi wants to start producing of special version for Indian Air Force (IAF), which will gets code Su-50E.
If ever South Korean choose to buy Su-50 as their new fighter, they will getting version with local avionics, and jet will get code Su-50EK.
Su-50E have chance to get brother twin seat version co-developed with India for IAF around 2020. year.
In the same year, Sukhoi plans to share with the world Su-55-FGFAM, modernized version of twin seater.
At the end, around 2022. year Iranians are planning to get their Su-50ES version (if ever)