The modernization of Su-30MKI

Russia and India are discussing the value of the contract for the modernization of the Su-30MKI fighters to arm the supersonic cruise missile "BrahMos" Russian-Indian joint production, told reporters on Saturday the head of BrahMos Aerospace Sivathanu Pillai.
The joint venture has already created a lightweight version of this missile destroyer, the licensed production of which is established in the enterprises of the Indian state corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL).
Now the company "Sukhoi" that has developed aircraft and has the intellectual rights to it, to be finalized its design and integrate a rocket into the control system.
"There is a detailed project documentation, which is not transmitted India. At HAL it, there is only the working drawings. All design calculations — in Russian. We need them to have made changes to the project, "- said Pillai.
He explained that, in addition to rework the fuselage, there is a need to integrate the elements of a missile control system on board the Su-30MKI.
Asked about the cost of such improvements, Pillai said that "the price agreement, the negotiations have not been completed, but there is no disagreement."
Earlier, the head of BrahMos said that work on the integration of "BrahMos" could be completed in 2013. Under the plan, a modification of aircraft in accordance with the developed project in Russia will modernize HAL.
Complexes "BrahMos" maritime and land-based are already in service with the naval, military, air and ground forces of India. In addition to work on the installation of missiles in the Su-30MKI, the company has developed a technology to install such weapons on submarines.
The joint Russian-Indian venture BrahMos Aerospace, founded by the Indian Defence Research and Development and the Russian NGO "Engineering", named in honor of the rivers of India and Russia — the Brahmaputra and Moscow. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi. The company produces a two-stage solid supersonic cruise missiles with a range 290 kilometers, which is in service with the Indian Navy and Army.

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