India, Russia finally agreed to pay $ 2.3 billion aircraft carrier conversion costs
According to the original Russian-Indian agreement, Russia’s second-hand aircraft modification cost of $ 1.5 billion.
LONDON Dec. 18 news: According to Indo Asian News Service reported on 17 December, Russia and India have been recently on the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft modification costs reached a final agreement . According to Indian military source has revealed the news that India will pay a total of $ 2.3 billion to the Russian aircraft carrier maintenance and improvement costs, which have been paid in the amount of $ 722 million.
data provided by the news agency said Russia would improve, “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier is valued at $ 2.9 billion, but in the negotiating process, this amount was reduced to 24 billion, while the two sides agreed price is $ 2.3 billion. In addition to lowering the asking price, but Russia also agreed to install a number of additional free carrier equipment.
according to the latest agreement reached by both sides, India will not delay the delivery date due to carrier regarding claims to Russia. According to the initial agreement between Russia and India, Russia should be completed in 2008 and its aircraft modification work delivered to the Indian Navy, and install the latest agreement, the carrier’s delivery date has been postponed to 2012.
7th of this month there have been media reports that Russia and India on the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier agreed delivery date and the conversion price. Both sides in the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Russia to sign a new contract.
Russia and India signed in 2004 between the two countries on the “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier sold to India and the Navy contract. Under the original agreement, aircraft modification cost $ 1.5 billion, of which, half of the funds will be used for procurement of carrier-based fighter aircraft MiG -29K/KUB.
However, Russia and India now are that this is a lose money. Indian government believes that if the self-built aircraft carrier, not only cost much cheaper, and service period can be extended twice. It is for this consideration, India began construction in February, the first ship aircraft carriers, the new carrier is expected to be delivered in 2014, the Indian Navy. In addition, the Indian Navy also announced late last month, a group bidding for the new aircraft carrier-based fighter. The Russian side believes that if the agreement is now still the price line for the initial conversion work, it will suffer huge losses.
need to add is that the Indian government is considering to purchase a number of Russian MiG-29K carrier-based fighter aircraft, is expected to total up to 29. As the “Admiral Gorshkov” was to postpone the delivery date, the Indian Navy’s MiG-29K previously received carrier-based fighter will be deployed in Goa, a naval base. (Spring)
HD Chart: review old Russian aircraft carrier to India converted the progress of second-hand