INDIA

Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Su-30K and Su-30MKI), HAL Su-30MKI

Data update:

12.2011

Country / user:

Bharatiya Gararajya = Republic of India
Bharatiya Vayu Sena = Indian Air Force (IAF)
Bharatiya Vayu Sena

In service:

Su-30K: 1997+
Su-30MKI: 2003+

Operational (end of 2011):
at last 120
Deliveries

Su-30K:
- 1st batch 03-06.1997: 8 x Su-30MKI-I (=Su-30K)
- 2st batch 1999: 10 x Su-30MKI-II (=Su-30K upgraded with french SAGEM avionics)
Su-30MKI:
- 3rd batch 2002: 10 x Su-30MKI-III (=Su-30MKI)
- 4th batch 2003: 12 x Su-30MKI-III (=Su-30MKI)
- 5th batch 2004: 10 x Su-30MKI-III (=Su-30MKI)
HAL Su-30MKI:
- 2004: 2
- 2005: about 6
- 2006: about 6
- 2007: about 6
- 2008: about 4
until 05.2008 total about 24
until 12.2011 about 70 (SB101-SB161 and few SB3xx)

Manufacturer:

Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association (IAPO)
Since 2004 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Contracts:

11.1996 for 40 x Su-30MKI; 12.1998 extended to 50 x Su-30MKI - finished (SB019 ... SB066).
12.2000: 140 x Su-30MKI on licence production (realised in HAL since 2004).
2007: new contract was signed for next licensed 40 Su-30MKI (worth $ 1.5 billion).
December 2011: new contract was signed for next 42 Su-30MKI from Irkut; integrated with Brahmos missile, Irbis radar.
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TOTAL: 272

Units:

Lohegaon near Pune air base:
- 20th Squadron "Lightnings" (3rd, 4th batch)
- 30th Squadron "Rhinos" (5th batch)

Bareilly air base:
- 24th Squadron "Hawks" (1st, 2nd batch)
- 8th Squadron "Pursoots" (HAL, since 2009)

Tezpur air base since 10.2007 (temporarily?)

Bort numbers:

Su-30MKI-I: SB001, ..., SB008
Su-30MKI-II: SB009, ..., SB018
Su-30MKI-III: SB019, ..., SB050
HAL Su-30MKI: SB101 and so on ... (since 2004)
HAL Su-30MKI: SB303 and so on ... (since 2010)

Remarks:

First 18 Su-30K were replaced by Su-30MKI in 2006. In late 2011 all were returned to Russia, then shifted to Belarusian factory at Baranovichy, where they will be upgraded to Su-27UBM standard and selled to third country or left in Belarus.


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