India   Indian Air Force (IAF) • Bharatiya Vayu Sena (BVS) • भारतीय वायु सेना
Republic of India (Bharatiya Ganarajya / Bhārat Ganarājya)

Indian Air Force  •  Naval Air Arm  •  Army Aviation & AD  •  Coast Guard Aviation  •  Border Guard Aviation  •  Police Aviation  •   • 

India uses Russian avionics in new fighter

India uses Russian avionics in new fighter

India's new Perspective Multirole Fighter will be equipped with Russian avionics.

The new Sukhoi/HAL FGFA aircraft is modeled on the Russian Federation's Sukhoi PAK FA PMF T-50 fifth-generation combat aircraft.

Obedinnoe Avaitstroitel'noi Corporatsii (United Aircraft Corp.) President Mikhail Pogosyan said in Bangalore that the next-generation fighter will "have a single set of on-board equipment," adding that it is a requirement of the Indian air force.

UAC has built four prototypes of the fifth-generation T-50 fighter, which are going operational tests, Russkoe Informatsionnoe Agentstvo news agency reported Wednesday.

Pogosyan said the Indian T-50 variant would be built in a single-seat configuration.

The head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alekandr Fomin said that the first T-50 Indian-Russian joint venture prototype may appear in 2015-16.

The Indian air force is planning to purchase as many as 144 of the fifth-generation fighters, down from a projected purchase order of more than 200 aircraft.

The PAK FA is intended to be the successor to the Russian air force's MiG-29 and Sukhoi-27.

The T-50 prototype completed its first test flight in early 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The first public demonstration of the fighter was in August 2011 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011 in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.

The Russian Ministry of Defense will purchase the first 10 Sukhoi/HAL FGFA evaluation aircraft and then 60 fighters after 2016, with the fighter expected to have a service life of 30-35 years.

The Sukhoi/HAL FGFA is the Russian Federation's first fifth-generation aircraft equipped with a fundamentally new avionics and radar with a phased antenna array.

A model mockup of the new Sukhoi/HAL FGFA was displayed at the Bangalore international air show AERO INDIA 2013 at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. display.

The agreement on the joint development and production of fifth-generation fighter aircraft was signed by Rosoboronekhsport and HALin 2007 in Moscow at the seventh session of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation.

The contract provides for the companies to cooperate on research and development activities. Under terms of the contract, the Russian side trained Indian professionals and provided data and software to create a single joint working environment, with Indian experts beginning January 2012 to work in the Russian Federation and Russian specialists sent to India.

Beyond the fighter program, the Russian Federation's UAC is involved in other Russian-Indian programs, including modernizing the Indian air force Russian-built Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, the joint Russian-Indian Brahmos missile.

India, the world's biggest arms importer, intends to spend about $100 billion over the decade in upgrading its mostly Soviet-era military hardware to keep afield with China's rapidly increasing defense spending.

Indian Defense Minister AK Antony, at a news conference at the Bangalore air show, said: "It is our duty. If they are doing it, we will also do it."

Antony also said the presence of a Chinese delegation at the show was a "welcome step."

Source: BANGALORE, India (UPI) News - 7 February 2013

Photo: The Indian Air Force new Sukhoi/HAL FGFA Fighter Aircraft (Photo by Piotr Baczkowicz)


India AF


American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News

• IAF's Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs to take on French Air Force's Rafale jets during Garuda VI air exercise

The Garuda VI air exercise in July 2019 will see IAF's frontline fighter Sukhoi Su-30 MKI taking on the Rafale multirole jets of the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force)....>>

• Indian Air Force to equip 40 Su-30 MKIs with BrahMos cruise missile in next 3 years

"As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions. About 40 planes as the firs...>>

• Lockheed Martin says F-21 won't be sold to Indian Air Force (IAF)

US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin says it will not sell its newly rolled out F-21 fighter jet to any other country if India places an order for 114 planes, in an offer aimed at pi...>>

• Indian Air Force Gets Its First AH-64E (I) Apache Attack Helicopter At Boeing Plant In US

IAF Boeing AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian is an advanced attack helicopter that can engage both air and ground targets with relative stealth using low-altitude obstacles like trees and...>>

• Indian Government Justifies Higher Cost of Locally-Developed Su-30s

Disagreeing with the opposition's interpretation of an audit report that found that Su-30 fighter jets supplied to the Indian Air Force by the local firm HAL are costlier that thos...>>

• Indian HAL HTT-40 Conducts Two-Turn Spin and Recovery Test

India’s HAL HTT 40 turboprop trainer aircraft has begun the most awaited phase of the spin tests by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the a...>>


 Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,