Friday, June 5, 2009

Sokhoi su-30

The Sukhoi Su-30 MKI (NATO reporting name Flanker-H) is a variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, jointly-developed by Russia's Sukhoi Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force. It is a heavy class, long-range, multi-role, air superiority fighter and strike fighter. The variant also consists of French, Israeli and Indian subsystems. The MKI variant is a much more advanced fighter jet than the basic K and MK variants and is considered a 4.5 generation fighter. Due to similar features and components, the MKI variant is often considered to be a customized Indian variant of the Sukhoi Su-35.

Su-30MKI in Service with the Indian Air Force
Air Superiority fighter, Multirole Fighter, Strike fighter, Heavy class fighter
Sukhoi & HAL
Maiden flight
1 July 1997
27 September 2002
Active service
Primary user
Indian Air Force
Number built
Active: 116Planned: 230
Unit cost
US$47 million
Developed from
Sukhoi Su-30
Sukhoi Su-35
Specifications (Sukhoi Su-30MKI)
General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 22.10 m (72 ft 51 in)
Wingspan: 14.70 m (48 ft 23 in)
Height: 6.38 m (22 ft 89 in)
Wing area: 62.04 m² (667.8 ft²)
Empty weight: 17,700 kg (39,300 lb)
Loaded weight: 34,500 kg (76,100 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 38,800 kg (85,600 lb)
Powerplant: 2× Lyulka AL-31FP turbofans with thrust vectoring, 131 kN (29,400 lbf) each
Range: 3,000 km (unrefueled) (1,600 nm, 1,900 mi) unrefueled
Service ceiling 20,000 m (59,000 ft)
Rate of climb: >303 m/s (60,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 556 kg/m² (113 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.77(at loaded weight)
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BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. The acronym BrahMos is perceived as the confluence of the two nations represented by two great rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. It is a joint venture between India's Defense Research and Development Organization and Russia's NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have together formed the BrahMos Corp. Propulsion is based on the Russian Yakhont missile, and guidance has been developed by BrahMos Corp. At speeds of Mach 2.5 to 2.8, is the world's fastest cruise missile. At about three and a half times faster than the American subsonic Harpoon cruise missile.
BrahMos and the launch canister on display at the International Maritime Defence Show, IMDS-2007, St. Petersburg, Russia
Cruise missile
Place of origin
India / Russia
Service history
In service
November 2006
Production history
Joint venture, Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroeyenia (Russia) and Defense Research and Development Organization (BrahMos Corp, India)
Unit cost
US$ 2.3 million[citation needed]
3000 kg2500 kg (air-launched)
8.4 m
0.6 m
300 kg Conventional semi-armour-piercing
Two-stage integrated Rocket/Ramjet
290 km
Mach 2.5-2.8
Ship, submarine, aircraft and land-based mobile launchers.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

HAL Tejas-->>Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)
The HAL Tejas (Sanskrit: तेजस् (help·info): "Radiant") is a 4.5 generation lightweight multirole fighter aircraft being developed by India. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine. Originally known as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – a designation which continues in popular usage – the aircraft was officially named "Tejas". by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 4 May 2003.
Limited series production of the Tejas commenced in 2007; it is currently projected to achieve limited initial operational clearance (IOC) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) by 2008, followed by full operational clearance (FOC) by the end of 2010. A two-seat trainer variant is also in development, as is a naval variant capable of operating from the Indian Navy's aircraft carriers. The IAF is reported to have a requirement for 200 single-seat and 20 two-seat conversion trainers, while the Indian Navy may order up to 40 single-seaters to replace its Sea Harrier FRS.51 and Harrier T.60.Through the use of modern design techniques, lightweight materials and composites, it is expected to become the lightest modern jet fighter in production.

Pair of Tejas flying in formation
Multirole Air Superiority
Aeronautical Development AgencyHindustan Aeronautics Limited
Maiden flight
4 January 2001
Planned by 2010/11
Flight Testing
Primary users
Indian Air ForceIndian Navy
Number built
2 Technology demonstrators + 3 Prototypes + 2 Production aircraft
Unit cost
US$25 million (estimated)
Specifications (Tejas)

General characteristics
Crew: One
Length: 13.20 m (43 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
Height: 4.40 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 38.4 m² (413 ft²)
Empty weight: 5,000 kg (11,200 lb)
Loaded weight: 12,500 kg (29,700 lb)
Max takeoff weight: >15,500 kg (>32,558 lb)
Powerplant: 1× General Electric F404-GE-F2J3 or -IN-20 turbofan, 80.5 kN (18,100 lbf) / 85 kN In case of IN-20 (>19,000 lbf) ()
Internal fuel capacity: 3000 liters
External fuel capacity: 5×800 liter tanks or 3×1,200 liter tanks, totaling 4,000/3,600 liters
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
Range: 2,000 km/2.30 hr (with internal fuel) (1,242 mi)
Service ceiling 15,950 m (50,000 ft)
Wing loading: 221.4 kg/m² (45.35 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 1.07
1 × 23 mm GSh-23 cannon internally mounted twin-barrel cannon with 220 rounds of ammunition.
Eight external stations: three hardpoints under each wing, one fuselage centreline hardpoint, and one station beneath the port-side intake trunk for a pod (FLIR, IRST, laser designator, or reconnaissance).
Maximum external payload: >4000 kg.
Air-to-air missiles include Astra BVRAAM, Vympel R-77 (NATO reporting name: AA-12 Adder), and Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name: AA-11 Archer).
Air-to-surface munitions include anti-ship missiles, laser-guided bombs, unguided bombs, cluster bombs, and unguided air-to-surface rockets.

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