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
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
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
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
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