Saturday, October 27, 2018

Indigenously overhauled Sukhoi Su-30MKI handed over to IAF

Mumbai: The 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force at Ojhar in Maharashtra's Nashik district Friday handed over its first indigenously overhauled Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to the IAF, an official said.

Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a twin-jet multi-role air superiority aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built under licence by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

The aircraft was handed over to the Operational Squadron of the IAF, a defence spokesperson said.

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Maintenance Command Air Marshal Hemant Sharma handed over the aircraft to Air Marshal H S Arora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command, at a ceremony held at the Air Force Station Ojhar, about 200km from Mumbai, he said.

The 11 BRD is the only fighter aircraft repair depot of the IAF and undertakes repair and overhaul of frontline fighters such as MiG-29 and Sukhoi 30 MKI, the official said.
26/10/18 PTI/Business Standard