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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Russia, India to Discuss Su-30MKI Fighter Modernization

Su-30MKI FlankerRussia and India will discuss the modernization of Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) fighters, including equipping them with BrahMos cruise missiles, Russian aircraft corporation Irkut said on Monday.

The talks are to take place at the upcoming Aero India 2015 defense and civil aviation expo, to be held February 18-22 in Bangalore.

"Research institutions and industrial facilities in India will participate in the program to modernize the Su-30MKI, which will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the aircraft," an Irkut spokesperson told reporters.

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