The Russian Ministry of Defence has deployed a new batch of upgraded MiG-29 Fulcrum fourth-generation fighter jets at its airbase at the Erebuni airport in Yerevan, Armenia, according to various reports.
Southern Military District spokesman colonel Igor Gorbul was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying that, "a batch of fourth-generation MiG-29 multirole fighter jets has been put in service with the Russian airbase at Eerebuni after an extensive overhaul."
Gorbul, however, did not specify the number of aircraft.
Russia is also planning to strengthen the airbase with a new helicopter squadron comprising at least 18 attack and transport aircraft.
The MiG-29 Fulcrum is a fourth-generation jet fighter aircraft designed to destroy hostile air and surface targets within radar coverage limits using unguided weapons during visual flight conditions.
Powered by two RD-33 turbofan engines, the aircraft has been developed in several variants, such as Mikoyan MiG-29M and naval variant Mikoyan MiG-29K, and can be also be modified to use a broad spectrum of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions, according to airforce-technology.com
The Russian navy has taken delivery of its first four series-produced MiG-29K/KUB carrier based fighter jets. “The MiG aircraft-manufacturing corporation has handed over two MiG-29K single-seat and two MiG-29KUB twin-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft,” a Russian official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti
Russia plans to purchase 16 MiG-29 SMT fighter jets until 2016, according to the Kommersant daily. Following the announced delay on the purchase of 37 MiG-35 fighters until after 2016, this agreement with MiG Corp
Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft and the MiG 29K fighter planes will make their first appearance on the newly launched aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant. While the Indian Navy is eager to procure eight carrier version of the LCA; the first prototype aircraft has completed only four flight tests so far as part of a planned ski-jump from the shore-based test facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa in Goa this year
Russia and Peru are to sign an upgrade contract for Limas fleet of Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters by the end of May, Russian officials announced recently. Details of the contract are not yet known
Indian Defense Minister A K Antony on Monday said that his ministry will commission MIG-29 K fighter planes into the Indian Navy on May 11 in Goa. The squadron, named INAS 303 Black Panthers, will be commissioned on May 11 by the Defence Minister at INS Hansa Naval base in the state, according to an Indian Navy spokesperson
With the first squadron of carrier-based fly-by-wire MiG-29 K fighters to be formally inducted into the navy next month, India is now keeping its fingers crossed on Russia delivering the 45,000-tonne INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier by 2013 end, after a delay of over five years. The Admiral Gorshkov warship will be put on trial on Barents Sea between May and July and commissioned by Sevmash shipyard on White Sea in November 2013
Armenia is to be supplied with refurbished Il-76 and Su-30SM aircraft alongside armored vehicles, artillery and missiles from Russia. The news follows this weeks Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation which discussed further bilateral trade and military-technical cooperation, Defense Industry Daily reported quoting Hayastan News
The Russian firm MiG completed the delivery of the modernization kits for Indias MiG-29 fighters, according to ITAR-TASS. Under a 2009 contract worth $964 million, the Russian corporation agreed to modernize six fighters at its production sites and provide kits for the modernization of other Indian MiG-29 planes into the MiG-29UGP version by the local aircraft industry enterprises
Indias Basant Aerospace Private Limited has signed two agreements worth $55 million as part of a general offset contract with Air India, according to itar tass. The first contract worth $43 million will allow the establishment of a service centre in India for the restoration and repair of the Zhuk-ME airborne radar produced by Fazotron-NIIP
MiG Corporation has won a $470 million contract from the Russian Defense Ministry for 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, according to RIA Novosti. “The value of the contract, including the ground support and test equipment, is more than 17 billion rubles
France has suspended most of its military cooperation with Russia, the French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday The statement comes as Paris still mulls over the idea of cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships to Moscow. Paris has suspended "the majority of its military cooperation with Russia" in the wake of Moscow's takeover of Crimea, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in the Estonian capital Tallinn
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