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Russia to export warplanes to India

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Dec 7, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- Russia will meet its 
obligations to deliver to India multi-mission planes Su-30 MKI by the 
end of this year, the president of Irkut corporation, Alexei Fyodorov,
said. 
"Four planes of a ten aircraft series are already in India, and 
the remaining six will be delivered by December 20," he told a news 
conference on Tuesday. 
The 1.5 billion dollar contract for exporting 40 warplanes to 
India was signed. 
Russia signed during the implementation of the contract several 
other accords with India, in particular on delivering ten planes of 
the Su-30 family and licensed production of 140 planes in India. 
Joint projects of Irkut corporation with India have a total price 
of about five billion dollars, Fyodorov said. 
He said a program of joint work of Russia and India to manufacture
a fifth-generation plane was outlined. 
"This will allow Russia to stay on the world market of 
high-technology aviation products for more than one decade," Fyodorov 
said. 
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