By the time the SU-30 MKI has reached the 200+ operational platform mark there will be more than that number of operational F/A-18E/F BII's in the USN alone. All of those will have 5th gen avionics suites built around a 3rd gen AESA radar and fully digital RWR, with a level of integration unmatched in any other 4.5th gen platform, bar (maybe) the Typhoon. Anyway 5 squadrons of F-22A's supported by all of the capabilities of the USAF would be more than a match for 500 MKI's.Ok, i see your point, but the F-35 isn't operative yet is it? And how many operative scvadron's of F-22 is there today, 3?
How many scvadron's of Thyphoon is there now?
I mean there how upgraded is the rest å of the Tornado, F-18, F-16 and F-15e left in service?
If u compair those with the Su-30MKI...
By the way how many squadrons of MKI's are there at the moment? AFAIK the MKI is at the same stage in production as Typhoon.