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American fighter F-15C/D Eagle for exercise Cope India 2019 exercise jointly with Indian su-30MKI, writes The Drive.
“The pilots of F-15C/D will get a perfect opportunity to practice against different aircraft used by the Indian colleagues. Air exercises with the su-30MKI of Russian production is especially valuable, because these aircraft and their derivatives are used in two potential “great enemies” of the US, Russia and China,” says the American edition.
The Drive notes that “the Indian su-30 is distinguished by the presence of three-dimensional thrust vector control, which makes them especially unique challenge for the pilots of the F-15C/D”.
In October, Vietnamese portal Soha News reported that a joint delegation of the US and Israel secretly visited Ukraine, where he familiarized himself with a few samples of the most important arms, including rocket complexes of air defence With-300.
Irkutsk aviation plant in 2002-2004 for the Indian air force, according to the 1996 contract, released 32 su-30MKI. In 2000, the company allowed the license production of such fighters Indian Corporation HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).
Indian-American exercises Cope India 2019 commenced on 3 November in West Bengal (India). From the United States involving about 200 military personnel as well, except F-15C/D Eagle military transport aircraft C-130 Hercules. Prior to that, between 2003 and 2009, the US and India there were five of exercise Cope India.
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