LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1428 times:
What's up with the SU-34 (aka SU-32FN/SU-27IB/SU-27KM-2)?
Last time I checked there were only 3 aircraft built, have they built any more of those? Does the Russian Air Force have any in service? Any other news about this aircraft?
Anyways, let's face it, the S-37 and the MiG 1.44 will never be operational fighters. The SU-37 has more chances of entering service because it is based on a well established platform, and it can actually use weapons. But with Russia's financial situation even the SU-37 may never enter service.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
India has made a large order for Su-30's.
Currently there are just 10-20 in service out of 40 ordered. (Incidentally, these Sukhois are stationed at the Air force base in Pune, my city).
200-300 more Su-30's will be produced locally under license at the HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) aircraft factory at Nashik in Western India.
The Russians meanwhile are developing a new version of the Su-30 to meet specific needs of the Indian Air Force. This is being tentatively called the Su-30MKI (I for India). This version features vectored thrust technology. The Su-30's currently in service will be upgraded to the MKI std as well.
Cobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
In the future will su-27 be upgraded with TV- satrun ljulka engines and better cockpit. They aren't planing to buy any new sukhoi, which were prooved to be good, but too expensive. Only other eastern countries will buy new planes.