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Sukhoi upgrade gains urgency amid worries over Russian spares

Zibago

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you'll find plenty of spares with the Ukraine Frarmers association, they may even throw in a few tons of pumpkin to sweeten the deal. I can't believe people still want to buy and maintain Russian garbage.
Its not garbage but Russia has its priorities messed up
They needed pgm for a war in Ukraine but they spend half their budget on a bloated navy and nuclear force

Russian fighters will be replaced by US & French fighters.

There will be no upgrade.
One Rafale is like 140 a pop and India has to replace hundreds of airframes
 

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@INS_Vikrant this video shows mostly Indian equipment for the upgrade. What would be the Russian role then?

Bro one of the main goal of the program right now is to reduce dependence on Russian equipments whose availability would become an issue in coming months so replace them with locally made and maybe some Israeli components. One good thing that came out of the Ukraine war for us is that it that it has foced govt to (out of desperation) accelerate this program as MKIs were in a dire need of midlife upgrade. The only thing we require from Russia in this program is engines and good thing for us is that Russia is pretty sufficient when it comes to Engine technology and we shouldn't face any issues in this regard.
 

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Bro one of the main goal of the program right now is to reduce dependence on Russian equipments whose availability would become an issue in coming months so replace them with locally made and maybe some Israeli components.
That sounds good. A lot of local component manufacturing must have started due to Tejas. Time to reap the benefits of that program.

Don’t know if there can be any IP issues if India decides to take this route.
 

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what is the status of india's deal with rolls royce/ safran for the hyped up collaboration of making a new engine (to be used for AMCA) ?
 

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