India’s MiG-29K carrier-based aircraft program again and again very satisfied with purchase 29
Indian Navy MiG-29K carrier-based fighter
According to the Russian Interfax reported that Russia’s defense exports delegation Mikhail Mirza Wali recently announced at the Dubai International Airshow, the Government of India is planning to purchase a number of Russian-made MiG-29K carrier-based fighter.
Zha Wali said that the Indian purchase of MiG-29K will reach 29. He pointed out that the Indian side of Russia in a few months ago the first delivery of the fighter’s performance is very satisfactory, so the program soared to purchase a number of MiG-29K. According to Russia and India signed a contract in 2004, printed right after the first delivery of MiG-29K fighters to continue purchasing this type.
2004, India had signed with Russia to buy 16 MiG-29 carrier-based fighter aircraft (12 single-seat MiG-29K and four two-seater MiG-29KUB) and related training systems, the total value of approximately $ 740 million. Contract also provides that India shall have the right to the same 2015 price purchase 12-30 aircraft of the same model aircraft.
the first batch of MiG-29K will all attachment “Vikram Muddy Teia” aircraft carrier (the former Russian navy’s “Admiral Gorshkov” number). As originally planned, the ship should be in August 2008 to equip the Indian Navy, but subject to various factors, their delivery time has been postponed to 2012.
MiG-29 compared with the traditional, carrier-based fighter aircraft MiG-29K is equipped with a blocking hook, strengthened landing gear and other body structure, equipped with folding wings, the body also carried out anti-erosion process. Aircraft is equipped with all-digital glass cockpit, multi-function fire control radar, the engine anti-foreign body aspiration to strengthen measures to increase the internal fuel load and increased range.
MiG-29K’s main task is to provide air protection for the fleet groups, access to the theater air superiority, precision strikes throughout the day sea and land targets. (Compiled: Spring)