Malaysia announced a new step about Su-30 aircraft in its inventory. In this context, the service life of the platforms flying in the inventory of the Malaysian Royal Air Force will be extended.
A total of 18 Su-30MKMs will undergo a lifetime extension modernization. In a statement from Malaysia, the first of the platforms was carried out by Aerospace Technology Systems Corp. (ATSC) which Sukhoi's partner in the region. Life extension works of first aircraft has already completed. It was announced that two Su-30MKMs have started their life extension after the first aircraft. As a result of the studies carried out, it is aimed that the maintenance costs of the aircraft would decrease.