Russian Sukhoi Su-30 intercepts US P-8 Poseidon, RC-135 reconnaissance plane, KC-135 Stratotanker over Black Sea

Southern Military District launched the Sukhoi Su-30 twin-engine, two-seat multirole fighter to intercept the US  P-8 Poseidon, RC-135 and KC-135 aircraft and ensure they do not breach the Russian airspace.

Jun 29, 2020, 14:58 PM IST

Russia launches Sukhoi Su-30s, Su-35s, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31s to intercept US B-52H Stratofortress nuclear bombers

However, the US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress nuclear bombers flew at a considerable distance from Russia's airspace. The bombers were tracked during their flight by Russian Sukhoi Su-30s, Su-35s and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 fighters and radars.

Jun 19, 2020, 15:16 PM IST

Russia's Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 jets intercept foreign aircraft 5 times in one week

Russian Aerospace Force has MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters in its arsenal and is also inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters. While the twin-engine air superiority fighter MiG-29 is a more than 40 years old fighter, the Sukhoi jets, too, have twin-engines and are much larger aircraft, have a bigger range and more weapons payload compared to the former.

Dec 13, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

Russia scrambles MiG, Sukhoi fighters 20 times to intercept 27 foreign aircraft

The Russian Aerospace Force flies the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters. It is in the process of inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters to increase the lethality of its force.

Sep 30, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 took off 23 times in a week to track foreign jets

Russian Air Force operates Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 aircraft tasked with securing the country's airspace. These combat aircraft did not allow any violation of Russia's aerial boundaries, stated the Defense Ministry.

Sep 06, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Venezuela releases video of its Sukhoi Su-30 tracking US EP-3E spy plane

The Venezuelan Defence Ministry claimed that its air force sent several military aircraft including its Sukhoi Su-30 to intercept the EP-3E which left its airspace soon after the combat jets arrived. But the US Southern Command refuted Venezuela's charges and instead accused the South American country of sending its Su-30 to aggressively shadow the EP-3E aircraft.

Jul 24, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Venezuelan Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 fighter intercepts US EP-3E signals reconnaissance aircraft

The US Southern Command, responsible for military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, claimed the Venezuelan Sukhoi Su-30 "aggressively shadowed" the EP-3E aircraft. The US Southern Command also tweeted photos and videos of the Su-30.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

IAF to buy additional Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs and MiG-29 fighters from Russia

IAF requires 42 squadrons to be effective during a two-front war with China and Pakistan but is currently operating with only 31 as it retires the older MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:30 AM IST

IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features

Minister of Defence (State) Subhash Bhamre has told Parliament that SU-30MKI has a higher cost of manufacturing due to a number of factors.

Jan 03, 2019, 06:40 AM IST

Indian Air Force successfully tests Astra BVR Air-to-Air missiles

The Astra missile systems are all set to be inducted into the Indian Air Force by 2019.

Oct 03, 2018, 22:07 PM IST

India successfully completes Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon tests for eighth time

The indigenously developed weapon is designed to destroy runways and other airfield infrastructure, so adversarial war planes are unable to even take-off.

Aug 19, 2018, 23:02 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKIs refuel midair, fly with F/A-18 Hornet fighters during Exercise Pitch Black 2018

“This is how friendships are formed.”

Aug 03, 2018, 09:09 AM IST

Responding to nuclear strikes, chemical warfare and testing the Tejas: What Indian Air Force tried to perfect in Gagan Shakti 2018

IAF sources said they found the performance of the HAL Tejas satisfactory.

Apr 24, 2018, 22:22 PM IST

Gagan Shakti 2018: Indian Air Force exercises put Sukhoi Su-30 fighters from east coast in operations over Arabian Sea

It will now focus on working with the Indian Navy on dominance drills over the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:35 PM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Stunning showcase of IAF's air prowess - Watch

Iron Fist Exercise 2016 in Rajasthan will see the participation of 181 aircraft, 103 of them fighter planes.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: All you need to know

The mammoth exercise in the Thar Desert would witness participation of 181 aircraft.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

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.

Nov 11, 2012, 15:06 PM IST

Defence Ministry surprised over crash of Su-30

Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it was
surprised over the crash of one of its frontline Su-30MKI
fighter aircraft, which are the latest and most-advanced war
planes in IAF inventory, and ordered a probe into it.

Dec 14, 2011, 16:16 PM IST

IAF to deploy top-of-the-line jets in south

The IAF is looking at strengthening its response to threats from non-state actors.

Dec 28, 2010, 23:47 PM IST

IAF to upgrade SU-30 fighter aircraft

Modernising its fighter jet
fleet, the Indian Air Force is going to upgrade its SU-30 MKI
combat aircraft with the help of Russia.

Jul 04, 2010, 13:27 PM IST