The SU-30V/MKM is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the aircraft. Similar in size to the SU-30MKM variant, it sacrifices some fuel volume to make room for the vertical flight system. Takeoffs and landing with vertical flight systems are by far the riskiest, and in the end, a decisive factor in design. Like the AV-8B Harrier II, the V guns will be carried in a ventral pod.
The V variant will also have cyber attack capabilities where the IBLIS radar is used to insert attack codes into remote systems.
The Sukhoi design for the V includes six IBLIS arrays for all around coverage. It able to fried a human brain 200km from source. The team has been awarded a $42 billion contract to develop their design based on IBLIS strength with broadband electronically steerable antenna arrays. At the same time contracts were also awarded to Sapura and CTRM