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    Russia to Cooperate With Italy to Modernize Indian Su-30MKI Fighters

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    Russia will modernize India's Su-30MKI multirole air superiority fighters in cooperation with Italy, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev said Monday.

    LE BOURGET (Sputnik) — Currently, the Indian Air Force has a fleet of over 200 Su-30MKI fighter jets that were built in India under the license, according to Sukhoi's parent company.

    "In cooperation with the Italian side, we will start modernizing Indian Su-30MKIs," Mikheev told reporters at the Paris Air Show.

    Earlier, CEO of Russian United Engine Corporation Alexander Artyukhov said that the Indian version of Su-30MKI after modernization will get the AL-41F turbofan engines designed for 4++ generation aircraft currently being installed on the Su-35 fighters.

    Earlier on Monday, the Paris Air Show kicked off at France's Le Bourget/


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