- Nov 12, 2022
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is going to request $4 billion from the Indian Ministry of Defense to upgrade the country’s fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets, Indian media reports. About 150 fighter aircraft will upgrade fifth generation fighter jet as ‘Super Sukhoi’, after which the Indian Air Force’s fighter capacity will increase manifold reports NewsonAir.
The upgrades mostly concern the jets’ avionics and sensor systems. Notably, the slotted planar array radar, which dates back to the 2000s, is bound to be replaced by indigenously developed Uttam active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, manufactured by HAL.
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The Radar and RWR is to be complimented by a new domestically-manufactured infrared search and track (IRST) system, although its advantages over the original OLS-30 system remain unannounced
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A modernized cockpit with new displays is also going to be installed, in addition to a new digital flight control computer (DFCC).
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State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully integrated the Software Defined Radios (SDR) supplied by Israeli Rafael company successfully. Su-30MKI also now features an indigenous ANS-1100A VOR/ILS System that helps aircraft navigate by using fixed ground-based beacons when coming for landing and an Upgraded Radio Altimeter which aids Pilot to carry out low level or night flight below 2500 feet.
Israeli Rafael company had won a contract for 400 Software Defined Radios (SDR) from Indian Air Force (IAF) to upgrade its entire fleet of Sukhoi-30MKI, Mirage-2000, MIG-29 UPG and LCA-Tejas fleet. BNET-AR/Global-Link Airborne software-defined Radio have been integrated into most of the fighter jets so that the Pilots can communicate with each other without been eavesdropped by the rival pilots in the vicinity.
BNET-AR/Global-Link have replaced HAL developed Integrated Communication suite INCOM 1210A which was considered a highly problematic and unsecured channel. Su-30MKI also features upgraded RAM-1701AS radio altimeter which is also integrated with the newly inducted Dassault Rafale fighter jets.
150 out of 262 Su-30MKIs operated by the Indian Air Force’ are expected to undergo the upgrade program, which is planned to start in 2024 and deliver the first upgraded aircraft by 2025. The prototypes to be launched for the Super Sukhoi program will include new systems in the steps and can start with full-scale upgradation 2027-28. It has become necessary to upgrade the Air Force Sukhoi-30 MKI to keep it relevant in the future air war because its software is deteriorating very fast. The Air Force hopes that the first Super Sukhoi aircraft will be ready by 2025.
The ‘Super Sukhoi’ will be a superb multi-role fighter which will dominate the neighbouring countries and the entire Indian Ocean region. The feathers of this aircraft will be made of carbon fibre. The cockpit and all systems will be improved in the modernisation program. It has been designed in such a way that it will be easy for pilots to shift to fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Along with this, the aircraft will be modernized in collaboration with the BrahMos Air-to-ground supersonic cruise missile program.
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Air Force To Upgrade Sukhoi Jets For 4 Billion Dollar To Increase Its Capacity And Capability - Asia Post
The Indian Air Force needs 4 billion dollar to upgrade its fighter aircraft Sukhoi fleet. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has already proposed the upgrade program, which is expected to be approved by the government soon. As a HAL nodal agency, about 150 fighter aircraft will upgrade fifth...