Sukhoi 30

  • IAF celebrates 81st anniversary October 1, 2013

    A series of events including display of various types of aircraft and military weapons featured in the 81st anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force at its 32 Wing station at Jodhpur on Monday. The 32 Wing, known as "Desert Warriors", was established in Jodhpur on January 1 in 1971, with...
  • Rajasthan: Sukhoi aircraft crashes in Jaisalmer, pilots safe February 19, 2013

    Jaipur: A Sukhoi 30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district on Tuesday evening but both the pilots bailed out safely. There was no loss of life or damage to property on the ground, Defence spokesman SD Goswami told PTI. The aircraft was to participate in IAF's...
  • IAF Sukhoi-30 jets have a design flaw: Air Chief August 4, 2012

    Pune: Air Chief NAK Browne on Saturday said the IAF has identified a "design flaw" with the Russian-made supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 though nothing is wrong with its "airworthiness". "We have identified a Fly-By-Wire problem with the aircraft. It is a design issue and we have taken it up with the...
  • IAF lost 33 fighter aircraft in mishaps since 2008 March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has lost 33 fighter aircraft, including three Sukhoi-30MKI, in mishaps since 2008 and 26 defence personnel were killed in these crashes, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "During last three years-2008-2011, and current year up to March, 33 fighter aircraft including one Jaguar, two...
  • IAF Chief flies Su-30MKI to assure it is safe December 21, 2011

    Pune: A week after a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter plane crashed leading to grounding of the fleet, IAF chief NAK Browne on Wednesday took an hour-long sortie in the aircraft in Pune, in an exercise aimed at restoring the confidence of pilots. The Air Chief Marshal took off from Lohegaon air base...
  • IAF Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe November 30, 2009

    New Delhi: In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russian-origin combat jets crashed on Monday near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, but both the pilots ejected in time, an official said. The aircraft, which took off from Bareilly airbase, was participating...
  • President Patil's ground-breaking sortie creates waves November 26, 2009

    The President of India went in for an image makeover as she donned the G-suit and travelled in a fighter plane - the Sukhoi fighter jet. She did not travel at supersonic speeds but sure created a record of being the oldest woman to have flown in a Sukhoi 30...
  • President Patil pitches for women pilots in IAF November 25, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil swapped her saree for a G-suit and flew into history on Wednesday when she became the oldest woman to fly in a Sukhoi 30 fighter jet. After her approximately 40 minute sortie in an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi 30 MKI the President said she is confident...
  • Patil makes history, flies in a Sukhoi November 26, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil created history by becoming the first woman president to fly in a fighter jet, the Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF), on Wednesday morning. The aircraft commanded by Wing Commander S Sajan took off smoothly in the slightly chilly, but sunny early winter morning from the...
  • Pratibha Patil toes Kalam's line, to fly in Sukhoi November 25, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil will on Wednesday do what no woman before her has ever done - fly in a Sukhoi-30MKI, an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet. All preparation for the 30-minute flight, which will take off from the Lohegaon Air Force base on the outskirts of Pune, are...
  • President Pratibha Patil to fly in fighter jet November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Pratibha Patil is 74 years old, the President of the country and she will do what no woman has done before when she flies in a Sukhoi, a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet on November 25. IAF vice chief Air Vice Marshal PK Barbora on Tuesday said...
  • Air Force to add 126 fighters to fleet June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force is all set to acquire 126 new fighter aircraft and 40 additional Sukhoi-30 this year to augment its fleet, Chief of Air Staff S P Tyagi was quoted by news agency PTI as saying on Monday. Negotiations for the purchase of fighter aircraft were on and...