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Irkut aims to complete Su-30MKI deliveries to India in 2015

16 February 2015

The Irkut Corporation has stated that it will complete deliveries in 2015 of Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter kits to India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as part of the Russian group's technology transfer obligations.

HAL has been licence building the Su-30MKI aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) since 2000. Irkut said in a press release on 15 February that at the conclusion of deliveries later this year, the corporation would have transferred a total of 222 kits for assembly at HAL's Nashik facility in western India.

Supported by a "complete transfer of technology" Irkut said HAL is now manufacturing Su-30MKI parts from raw materials.

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