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. The contract is a strategic measure for maintaining the combat readiness of the lightweight fighter fleet,” the Defense Ministry said in the statement.
As of last year, the Russian Air Force had 28 of the fighters, a single-seat upgraded version of the MiG-29 SM fighter capable of using smart air-to-surface weapons.
The MiG-29 SMT, developed in the first half of the 2000s, features add-on fuselage fuel tanks for extended range, special radar-absorbing paint, and can be outfitted with supersonic and anti-ship missiles. The plane can perform ‘blind’ bombing runs at night, as well as reconnaissance missions.
The Defense Ministry also plans to sign a contract for the delivery of 4++ generation MiG-35S fighters after 2016, with about 100 to be built in the near future, a spokesman for the ministry told reporters Tuesday.
The move will help optimize the ratio of light and heavy fighters in the Russian Air Force, the ministry said.
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
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
JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (composed of the KLA) today announced it has signed an agreement with Russian entities for the supply of modern avionics for multirole fighters MiG-29K/KUB MiG-29M/M2 and MiG- 35. The total value of the deal is estimated at $115 million and the validity of the contract lasts until 2020
Russia is ready to continue deliveries for the Indian naval aviation, if it receives a request from the Indian side, the head of Russia Helicopters said on Tuesday. “As for the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, this will undoubtedly be a decision by the Indian side
Rosoboronexport will present modern Russian weapons and military equipment, special equipment, equipage and body armor a the 10th International Exhibition of Special Forces (SOFEX-2014), to be held from 6 to 8 May 2014 in Amman (Jordan).“The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pays special attention to security problems, special units operations, their equipage and equipping with modern technical and combat means
Russias Irkut Corp today announced a 26 percent increase in gross margin in 2013 in comparison with 24 percent it received in 2012. Net profit of JSC IRKUT Corporation by the results of 2013 also increased and amounted to 36,618 thousand US$, against 32,136 thousand US$ in 2012
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
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