Sukhoi Su-30MKI

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A Sukhoi Su-30MKI of the Indian Air Force

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI[1] is a fighter plane made by Sukhoi and HAL for the Indian Air Force. It first flew in 2000 and entered service in 2002. It is one of the most heaviest fighters in the world and can fly very far.

The Indian Air Force plans to have 272 of these planes by 2020. They will form the backbone of Indian Air Force from then.[2]

It is considered a 4++ generation fighter plane and has similar features to the Sukhoi Su-35.[3]

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  1. MKI stands for Russian Modernizirovannyi Kommercheskiy Indiski (Cyrillic: Модернизированный Коммерческий Индийский), or "Modernized Commercial for India".
  2. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Russia-conducts-first-test-of-fifth-generation-Sukhoi/articleshow/5514549.cms
  3. http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=88