Russian United Engine Corporation has delivered over 100 turbojet engines for the Indian Navy’s Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft.
The RD-33MK turbojet engine is a modernized modification of the basic RD-33 engine installed on all versions of famous MiG-29 fighter jet. The engine has high thrust-to-weight ratio, low specific fuel consumption and is equipped with modern digital electronic management and control system, Sputnik said in a statement Tuesday.
"Chernyshev Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise [part of UEC] has manufactured and delivered over 100 RD-33MK turbojet engines for the Indian Navy. The deliveries were carried out within the earlier agreed contract between the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG and the Indian Defense Ministry," the press release said.
UEC is a subsidiary company of the United Industrial Corporation, producing various engines including those for military and civil aviation.
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