After rejecting home made assault rifles Indian Army to buy new fighter jets
June 22, New Delhi: Just a day after rejecting assault rifles made in India, the Indian Army has announced that it is planning to boost the capabilities of the country's Air Force's by buying Su-30 fighter jets with new weapons.
According to reports the jets will include, advanced air-to-air missiles able to hit targets at longer range similar to the Meteor that could hit targets within range of 120 kilometers (74 miles). local media reported Thursday.
India is also upgrading the aircraft for carrying the Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missile. Delhi has already been engaged in talks with Moscow on the issue.
The Indian Air Force currently has a fleet of more than 240 Sukhoi Su-30MKI super-maneuverable fighter jets, which is a version of the Su-30MK developed for India by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. The Indian aircraft built under license by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
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