Source : IgMp Bureau
|An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI (File Photo)|
At a time when the Indian Air Force has finalized the technical parameters for the Super Sukhoi upgrade of the initial batch of 84 Su-30 Fighters with indigenously designed systems and weapons.
Russia has now offered under-the-radar participation in the Super Sukhoi upgrade and has agreed to assist India in the upgrade program unofficially without direct participation in order to protect India from Western sanctions.
|Proposed systems upgradation in the Super Sukhoi program|
Russia has encouraged the integration of Indian-developed weapon systems, radar, avionics and sensors and India will also procure the more powerful AL-41F1S engines from Russia but the new engine procurement would start after several years and will be phased over a long period so that the new engine deal does not attract the attention of Western countries.
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