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Raju inaugurates Sukhoi overhaul dept at HAL

Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 20:54

Koraput: Union minister of state
for Defence M M Pallam Raju today inaugurated a new
overhauling department of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft at
Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds (HAL) engine division in

Officials said Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin-engine,
military aircraft developed by Russia`s Shukhoi Aviation
Corporation and is overhauled at HAL`s Sunabeda unit prior to
its supply to the Indian Air Force.

It is a two-seater, dual role fighter for all weather,
air-to-air, air-to-surface deep interdiction mission,
officials added.

The minister who reached Sunabeda in a special
helicopter also reviewed the performance of the Engine
division in last few years.


First Published: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 20:54

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