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Russia to Cooperate With Italy to Modernize Indian Su-30MKI Fighters

Sputnik News

16:28 19.06.2017(updated 16:39 19.06.2017)

Russia will modernize India's Su-30MKI multirole air superiority fighters in cooperation with Italy, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev said Monday.

LE BOURGET (Sputnik) – Currently, the Indian Air Force has a fleet of over 200 Su-30MKI fighter jets that were built in India under the license, according to Sukhoi's parent company.

"In cooperation with the Italian side, we will start modernizing Indian Su-30MKIs," Mikheev told reporters at the Paris Air Show.

Earlier, CEO of Russian United Engine Corporation Alexander Artyukhov said that the Indian version of Su-30MKI after modernization will get the AL-41F turbofan engines designed for 4++ generation aircraft currently being installed on the Su-35 fighters.

Earlier on Monday, the Paris Air Show kicked off at France's Le Bourget/

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