Russia delivers MiG-29K fighters to Indian Navy news
31 May 2011

Russia delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian Navy in May, the company said. While the 'K' series are single seat aircraft, the KUB are two-seat trainer versions.

A MiG-29K of the Indian Navy's Black Panther squadron"A flight training simulator and other technical equipment has also been delivered," MiG said in a statement on Monday.

The two countries signed a contract stipulating the supply of 12 single-seat MiG-29Ks and four two-seat MiG-29KUBs to India in January 2004. The contract was part of an overall deal attached with the delivery of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, which is currently being retrofitted in Russia for the Indian Navy.

India's first four MiG-29Ks and MiG-29KUBs officially entered service in February 2010.

In March 2010, Russia and India signed a $1.5-billion contract on the supplies of 29 additional MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier-based fighter jets to New Delhi. The start of the supplies is scheduled for 2012.

The contracts for the jets also stipulate pilot training and aircraft maintenance, including the delivery of flight simulators and interactive ground and sea-based training systems.





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Russia delivers MiG-29K fighters to Indian Navy