India, Russia to transfer the licensed production of Su-30MKI fighter technology (Photos)
As of September 2008 have been licensed production in India of 34 Su-30MKI fighters
India in 2004, production under license Su-30MKI fighters.
According to Russia’s “Airport” website February 16, 2009 report] in order to implement the production in India under license 140 Su-30MKI fighter contract in India, Russia’s Sukhoi Design Bureau Group is organizing a pilot to India Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to transfer the helmet targeting system technology.
India has begun to license production of the final stage of completion, that is to provide local businesses with the Russian side of the material production of aircraft parts.
licensed production in India, Su-30MKI fighters, АЛ-31ФП thrust vector control engines and aircraft equipment of the total contract is December 28, 2000 signed. This is the largest contract in the history of Russian-Indian cooperation, totaling more than $ 3 billion. Contract related to the transfer of India’s technical information. India started in 2004 by licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters, and in November 24, 2004 to deliver the first batch of Indian Air Force aircraft, as of September 2008 have been produced 34 fighter license.
fighter Su-30MKИ projects in Russia and India, there is no precedent in the history of defense cooperation. Results of the implementation of the cooperation project closer to Russia and India, aviation industry technology base, from design to production process. Russia more than 600 sub-units, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited almost all of the resources involved in the implementation of the project.
according to production plan 2008-2009 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Air plant licensing contracts should produce 23 Su-30MKI fighters. 2009-2010 Air India manufacturing company will produce its own parts and assemble four aircraft. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Xingyue)
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