Sukhoi Su-30MKI: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Sukhoi fighter jets and 21 MiG-29 from Russia

Published: July 3, 2020

On July 2, 2020, the Defence Ministry approved the procurement of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi fighter jets at a cost of Rs 38,900. The procurement is being made to strengthen combat compatibility of Indian Armed forces, especially when the country is facing a stand-off with China at Line of Actual control. Highlights The decision ..

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First Sukhoi Squadron of Southern India commissioned at Thanjavur

Published: January 20, 2020

Nicknamed ‘Tiger Sharks’, a new squadron of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets will be commissioned by the Indian Air Force at its Thanjavur airbase in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 20th January 2020. The Sukhoi-30MKI is an especially modified fighter jet that has the capability to carry the air-launched BrahMos cruise missiles. The first Sukhoi fighter jets to ..

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Indo-French Joint Air Exercise “Garuda-V” started in Mont-de-Marsan

Published: July 3, 2019

The 6th edition of Exercise Garuda-VI has started between Indian and French Air Force from 1st of July 2019 at French Air Force Base – Mont-de-Marsan. The exercise will see the most potent fighter aircraft of the two countries going head-to-head to validate the latest defence strategies and fine-tune their waging capabilities and is expected ..

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India inks Rs 200 crore defence deal with Russia for ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missile

Published: July 2, 2019

Under the emergency provisions, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an Rs 200 crore defence deal with Russia to acquire ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers. The Mi-35s are the existing attack choppers of the Indian Air Force and are set to be replaced with the Apache gunships being ..

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DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

Published: May 25, 2019

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

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