Russia's sale of Su-30MKI fighters in India rose to 102 million unit

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI multi-purpose equipment, aircraft
LONDON August 18 news: According to Russia's "ties" network on August17 reported that the Indian media recently revealed that Russia hassold India Su-30MKI multi-purpose fighter unit significantly increased1.5-fold.
India's cable news channel NewsX reports, India in 2007 to buy 40Russian Su-30MKI with only spent 1.5 billion U.S. dollars, while theRussian side of the Indian Air Force purchased 42 new this year,Su-30MKI's offer is 4.29 billion U.S. dollars. That is, in a shortperiod of three years, the unit price of Su-30MKI soared from 40million U.S. dollars to 102 million U.S. dollars.

Indian strategic analysts, the former Air Force Major General Kac notedthat the Russian side of the Su-30MKI's latest offer was "very, veryhigh", the price even faster to catch up with the latest development ofthe U.S. fifth generation fighter F-35. This should be noted that,after Lockheed Martin has been selling Indian Navy carrier-basedversion of the F-35. Does not exclude the United States in the futureto sell to the Indian Air Force F-35 possibilities.

U.S. Department of Defense had on the production model F-35 is valuedat 150 million U.S. dollars, however, with the expansion of productionscale, the price may be declining. For example, Israel plans to buy aBoeing F-35 will not pay more than 137 million U.S. dollars, whileJapan received F-35's price may be lower - from 110 million to 120million U.S. dollars.

However, Russia currently does not disclose the offer to the Indian Su-30MKI fighters 42 the details of the new contract. Someexperts pointed out that Russia's latest offer may include airborneweapons and other accessories, such as French-made radar and electronicdevices.Addition, the contract may also include ground support equipment. In any case, Russia's obviously beyond the offer of India's expected value.

It is reported that the new Indian Air Force Su-30MKI purchase of theseaircraft will be delivered in 2014-2018 years. As a result, Indian AirForce Su-30MKI equipment will reach 272.
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