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Why Enemy Forces Are Feared Of Sukhoi 30 MKI Fighters

Why Enemy Forces Are Feared Of Sukhoi 30 MKI Fighters

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Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter is a nightmare for the Enemy forces. The Sleek and Aerodynamic design gives it a cutting edge advantage over the Enemy Fighters. The Indian MKI Upgrade made it more lethal. The Fighter has proved its mettle in post-balakot dog fights by dodging the AMRAAM Missiles. Let us why Enemy forces are feared of Sukhoi 30 MKI.

1. Range

The Range of Sukhoi 30 MKI is 2000 Km, with the Mid Air Refueling Capabilities, the fighter can operate in an operational Range of 3000 Km. With this plus point of Range, the Sukhoi 30 MKI can strike deep into the enemy territory.

2. Speed of SU 30 MKI

The Speed of Sukhoi 30 MKI is 2000 Kmph. The Supersonic Speed factor makes the SU 30 MKI fighter to reach the Mission Coordinates within minutes. With the Speed more than Mach 2, it can escape from Enemy Missile Range within seconds.

3. Manoeuvrability

The Manoeuvrability of SU 30 MKI is unmatchable with the Enemy Fighters. The Fighter is capable to take High G turns in Intense Dog Fights. Because of the thrust vectoring nozzles, the Instantaneous turn rate is extreme in Sukhoi 30 MKI.

4. Avionics and Radars

The Fighter is upgraded with Modern Avionics like LITENING Target Pods, Tarang Electronic Counter Measures, Helmet Mounted Display, Enhanced Jamming, and Anti Jamming Capabilities and advanced navigation systems. The Radar of Sukhoi can track 15 targets and engage 4 of them simultaneously. Soon the Zukh AESA Radar will be Upgraded in the Su 30 MKI fighters.

5. Weapons of SU 30 MKI

The Fighter has 12 hardpoints. A variety of Weapons can be integrated into the Su 30 MKI fighter. The list of Weapons are :
1. Rockets.
2. Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missiles (R-73, Derby, Astra, and MICA (tested)).
3. Air to Ground Strike Missiles (Kh-29 and Kh-59).
4. Anti Ship Missiles (Kh-35 and Brahmos Missile).
5. Bombs (Laser Guided Bombs, DRDO SAAW, and RBK 500 Cluster Bombs).
6. 30 mm Auto Cannon.

With these capabilities, the Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter becomes fearful for the Enemy Forces. The Fighter has a Service ceiling of 60000 ft. There are presently 260+ Sukhoi MKI serving in the Indian Air Force. Most of the Su 30 Squadrons are deployed along Eastern and western Borders. The Brahmos equipped SU 30 MKI is stationed at Thanjavur AFS as 222 Squadron Tiger Sharks. The Sukhoi Fighter had escorted many Missions of Indian Air Force like Balakot Surgical Strikes, Operation WhiteWash and it performed as Combat Air Patrol CAP Fighter in Post Balakot Dog Fights. India is thinking to upgrade this Backbone Fighter into Super Sukhoi Standards.

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