DNA: India grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet for safety checks

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review.

IAF to launch video game to attract youth

Seeking to attract youth, the Air Force is all set to launch a video game called `Guardians of the Sky` in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy targets flying a Su-30MKI combat aircraft.

Additional Sukhoi squadron likely for Chabua base: IAF

An additional squadron of advanced combat aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI is likely to be stationed at the Indian Air Force`s eastern-most station in view of the strategic importance of the base.

Sukhoi T-50 completes first long-range flight

Russia`s prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight.

Australian Air chief tries hand at flying Su-30

Australian air chief Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown on Saturday tried his hand on India`s front line fighter plane Su-30 during his two-day visit to Jodhpur.

India in talks with Russia to upgrade Sukhoi combat jet fleet

India has opened talks with Russia to upgrade its fleet of air superiority Sukhoi Su-30s with a new radar and avionics to make the fighters more lethal than what they already are.

Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft

Poland is also considering buying a multirole transport aircraft, possibly from Israel.

Sukhoi crashed near Pune due to unknown fault: IAF

The Su-30MKI aircraft crashed near Pune on Tuesday due to an unknown fault, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Friday said.

Govt grants Dhoni, Sachin’s wish of flying Sukhoi

The Indian Defense Ministry has granted permission to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Team India captain MS Dhoni to fly Su-30MKI (Sukhoi).

Dhoni to fly in frontline Sukhoi fighter

MS Dhoni will fly in a frontline Sukhoi fighter with the IAF making him an offer as a goodwill gesture after the team`s World Cup victory.

After Sukhoi, Prez Patil to ride a golf cart

After making history by flying in a frontline Sukhoi fighter jet a couple of years ago, President Pratibha Patil will hop on to a rather modest machine on her way to a beach here on Tuesday - a golf cart.

Russian Air Force to acquire more than 1,500 jets amid reforms

Russia will invest 20 trillion roubles in defence till 2020.

Sukhoi fleet heads for France for joint exercise

A fleet of eight Sukhoi
fighter jets has left for France from Trishul airport to
participate in a joint military exercise.

Raju inaugurates Sukhoi overhaul dept at HAL

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

Sukhoi to fly again on Monday; crash due to engine fire

The grounded Sukhoi fighter jet fleet is likely to get airborne again by Monday, senior IAF officers said on Friday, adding that the aircraft crash on November 30 near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan was caused by a fire in its engine.

IAF grounds all Sukhoi fighter planes after crash

The IAF has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30MKI fleet following Monday’s crash near Pokhran.

Women can fly fighter jets: President

Minutes after becoming the first woman ever to fly a Su-30, President Patil said women were capable of doing anything.

President to fly fighter jet only if fit: IAF chief

President Pratibha Patil is "medically fit" to fly in a frontline Sukhoi fighter aircraft, but would undertake the sortie only if found fit on the day of the flight, IAF chief P V Naik said here on Friday.

Sukhoi jets will roar into NE skies from next week

Sukhoi fighter jets will start flying in the skies of the northeastern region from next week.

Prez to become first Indian woman to fly in Sukhoi

For once, President Pratibha Patil will don a G-suit instead of her trademark sari as she flies in a Sukhoi-30 MKI - a frontline fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) - next month.