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First batch of Su-30 to be handed over to IAF next month
The first batch of multi-role Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft, one of the most sophisticated state-of-the-art machines, would be handed over by their manufacturers Hindustan Aeronautical Limited over to Indian Air Force next month.

The manufacture of the advanced fighters at HAL's Nasik division is progressing as per schedule and handing over of the first batch is in sight, HAL chairman N R Mohanty told reporters at Ojhar, about 21 kms from here.

Test flights by Russian pilots and the ground-tests have been completed successfully, he said.

The two-seater fighter aircraft is fitted with modern long-range radars alongwith integrated fire control system for day-night and all weather interception of hostile targets at long and short ranges, Mohanty said.

The aircraft is capable of functioning in various roles and has excellent manoeuverability and has three channel fly-by-wire system, he said.

The fighter is capable of carrying wide variety of weapons, rockets, missiles both active, semi-active on multiple stations on long duration mission.

Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 4:08 PM


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