Su-30 is IAF's latest aquisition. It is a twin seat, multirole, all weather, day and night
superiority fighter. With its superior avionics, suite, weapon systems and long range
capability, it is a lethal platform in the air.
Country of origin: USSR.
Year of induction in IAF: 1997
Type: Air superiority fighter.
Powerplant: Two Al-31F bypass turbofans of 12,500 kg reheat thrust each.
Armament: 10 missiles in addition to 30 mm cannons. It can carry nuclear tipped missiles and upto 8000 kg of conventional bombs.
Maximum range: 3000 km (with air-to-air refuelling range can be enhanced three times) .