Russia has inked a deal with India on the delivery of about 1,000 air-launched missiles, the press office of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told TASS on Tuesday.
R-27 (AA-10 Alamo) is a guided medium range, air-to-air missile manufactured by Russian firm Vympel and Ukrainian firm Artem.
“Indeed, quite large contracts on air-launched missiles were signed some time ago. They stipulate the delivery of about 1,000 missiles of various designation to India,” the federal agency said.
ANI news agency reported on Monday citing sources that India and Russia had signed an agreement on the delivery of a batch of R-27 air-to-air missiles for the Indian Air Force.
“A contract was signed with Russia on the delivery of R-27 air-to-air missiles for Su-30MKI fighter jets in the Indian Air Force,” the news agency quoted a source as saying.
The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a $250 million contract for R-27 missiles in March 2012. The first batch of missiles was delivered to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in August 2013.
India signed a $218 million contract to purchase air-to-air R-27 missiles from Russia in July 2019. The R-27 missiles will be fitted on to the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI fighter jets.
The recent contract worth $200 million. The purchased missiles have an extended range and will allow fighter jets to strike enemy aircraft at large distances, the agency stated.
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