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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sukhois Sent to India




MOSCOW -- Russia sent two Sukhoi-30MK fighter jets to India on Monday under a contract reached last year.


Two more jets will follow a week later, said the head of the Irkut aircraft-making company, Vladimir Kovalkov, Interfax reported.


The jets are being delivered aboard a Ruslan An-124 cargo plane, which can take two Su-30MKs per trip, he said.


India has signed deals to buy 50 Sukhoi jets from Russia, including several upgraded Su-MKIs, Interfax said.


The value of the contracts wasn't disclosed, but Interfax reported that one Su-30MK jet costs between $30 million and $35 million.