SU-30 aircraft is a twin engine, twin seater, multi-role fighter that can simultaneously be operated as an interceptor, bomber and trainer. it's capable of accomplishing a most speed of 2 Mach with a most climb rate of 270 metres per second. The Su-30MKI is equipped by the newest radars designed by Indian specialists and with the Akash air-to-air missile. The Sukhoi-30 can be modified into a naval version, if the Indian Government selected to deploy it on an aircraft carrier.
The Su-30MKI version was designed for India. The forward facing NIIP N011M Bars (Panther) is a powerful integrated Passive Electronically Scanned Array [PESA] radar. The N011M is a digital multi-mode dual frequency band radar. The N011M can perform in air-to-air and air-to-land/sea mode simultaneously while being tied into a high-precision laser-inertial or GPS navigation system. it's equipped with a modern digital weapons control system also as anti-jamming features. N011M has a 350 km search range and a most 200 km tracking range, and 60 km in rear hemisphere.
The Su-30MKI can perform as a mini-AWACS as a director or command post for different aircraft. The target co-ordinates can be transferred automatically to at least 4 different aircraft. The radar can detect ground targets like tanks at 40-50 km. it's speculated that the passive phased array Radar Irbis-E may be added to the fighter jet by 2010, when the first totally Indian-built Su-30MKI will roll out from HAL Nasik.