Su 30 MKI

Vympel R-73E: All about Russia's air-to-air missile IAF is buying for Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs

IAF's MiG-21 Bison, MiG-29 UPG and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs can carry the R-73E missile for a close-range dogfight with enemy aircraft. During the aerial combat on February 27, 2019, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flying a MiG-21 Bison had shot down a Pakistani Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon using an R-73 missile.

Jul 30, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

IAF plans to upgrade and make Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs more lethal with Russia's help

The Su-30MKI aircraft will needd new avionics and weapons, said Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa in an interview to Russian Defence Ministry newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. Russia has already helped India upgrade MiG-21, MiG-27 and MiG-29 fighters.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

IAF Su-30 MKIs to get indigenous infrared tracking system to locate Chinese J-20 jets

The IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKI will be able to locate any plane with stealth characteristics after it is equipped with the IRST, which can detect and track fighter jets, helicopters and missiles which emit infrared radiation.

May 30, 2018, 10:14 AM IST