India Buys R-27 Air-to-Air Missile for Its SU-30 MKI Fighter Jets Totaling $200 Million

NEW DELHI, (BM) – India and Russia have signed an agreement on delivering a batch of R-27 air-to-air missiles for the Indian Air Force, learned, according ANI news agency report on Monday.

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“A contract was signed with Russia on 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 contract is reported to be worth over $200 mln. No other details of the deal were reported. has not yet obtained any confirmation from the Russian side.

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The Vympel R-27 missile (NATO reporting name AA-10 Alamo) is a medium-to-long-range air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union. It remains in service with the Russian Air Force and air forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The R-27 is manufactured in infrared-homing (R-27T), semi-active-radar-homing (R-27R), and active-radar-homing (R-27EA) versions, in both Russia and Ukraine.

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The R-27 missile is carried by the Mikoyan MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-27 fighters, and some of the later-model MiG-23MLD fighters have also been adapted to carry it. The R-27 missile is also license-produced in China, though the production license was bought from Ukraine instead of Russia.

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Source: TASS, Wikipedia