Thales to Equip Malaysian SU-30MKM Multi-role Fighters

Released on Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Thales has been awarded a €120 million ($150 million) contract by the Malaysian government to provide state of the art avionics to outfit Sukhoi SU-30MKM multi-role fighters ordered by Malaysia.

The integration of avionics into 18 SU-30MKM aircraft will be carried out in Russia in partnership between Sukhoi and Thales. The avionics provided by Thales will enhance navigation, identification and optronic capabilities related to SU-30MK aircraft.

The 18 SU-30MKMs ordered by Malaysia will be delivered between 2007 and 2008.

European state of the art avionics provided by Thales will allow Malaysian SU-30MKMs to perform a full spectrum of missions during day and night-time combat.

The SU-30MKM is a derivative of the SU-30MK long range, twin-seater, multi-role aircraft featuring canard foreplanes and Thrust Vectoring Control (TVC) engines, as well as full compatibility with latest Russian weaponry.

The SU-30MKM is one of the most advanced members of the SU-27 Flanker aircraft family.


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