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Monday, March 19, 2012

Ukrainian hardware on India's Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircrafts

The document, below, lists out the numerous hardware sub-systems for the Indian Air Force's [IAF] Russian-origin Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft that must/could be sourced from Ukraine. Such a situation arose as a result of the fallout of breakup of erstwhile Soviet Union that endowed the newly created Ukraine with a robust military industrial infrastructure within its territory that was setup during the Soviet period.

The Ukrainian state-owned SpetsTechnoExport, that has  made available this document, is the nodal agency for undertaking any trade with Ukraine on matters of military hardware.

Incidentally, the only other office they have outside their own country is in India.

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  1. The Ukraine defence sector's relations with Russia must be deep and complex because so many "Russian" export weapons appear to be made in Ukraine.

    There must be a fair bit of unofficial profit sharing and other Rus-Ukraine partnership relations.


    1. Indeed. It would be a surprise if it does not extract its pound of flesh from Ukraine citing Soviet connections with the facilities.


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