The Sukhoi Su-30MKI(NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a fighter plane made by Sukhoi and HAL for the Indian Air Force. It is a version of the Su-30. It first flew in 2000 and entered service in 2002. It is one of the heaviest fighters in the world and can fly very far.
|An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI|
|Role||Air superiority fighter|
|National origin||Russia / India|
|Manufacturer||Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (under licence from Sukhoi)|
|Design group||Sukhoi Design Bureau|
|First flight||IAF Su-30МК: 1 July 1997 |
|Introduction||27 September 2002|
|Primary user||Indian Air Force|
|Number built||200 as of August 2014|
|Developed from||Sukhoi Su-30|
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- MKI stands for Russian Modernizirovannyi Kommercheskiy Indiski (Cyrillic: Модернизированный Коммерческий Индийский), or "Modernized Commercial for India".
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