Saturday, February 03, 2007

Moscow: Russian jet engine maker Salut will showcase a modernized engine for Su-family fighters at an air show in India, the company said Friday.
The company has spent $40 million on developing the AL-31FM1 engine for Su-27, Su-30, Su-33 and other Sukhoi aircraft and successfully completed its tests in October last year.
The modernized version of the famed AL-31F engine features improved thrust characteristics, a 15% increase in combat effectiveness and cycle life, and reduced maintenance costs.
The AL-31FM1 will be initially installed on Su-27SM Flanker fighters in service with the Russian Air Force, but it also has a high export potential, a company official said.
In addition, Salut is planning to conduct talks with the Indian military on the prospects of equipping MiG-27K Flogger fighter bombers from the Indian Air Force with AL-31F engines.
02/02/07 RIA Novosti, Russia

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