The Indian MiG-29 aircraft are being upgraded to match capabilities of a 4.5 generation of fighter jet and will be capable of increased duration of sorties.
India’s only fighter Aircraft Repair Depot, Air Force station Ozar in Nashik is presently working on the capacity upgradation of the frontline MiG-29 fighters. “Once the upgrade is complete, the flying duration of the aircraft will be increased from the present flying time of 45 minutes to 50 minutes, Air Commodore Samir Borade, commanding officer of the IAF Station Ozar was quoted as saying by Times of India Saturday.
The upgraded MiG-29 will be fully equipped for delivering weapons, including missiles. Upgradation is in final stage, Borade said.
The MiG-29 are being upgraded with help from the Russian OEM.
India will be gifting three MiG-21 fighter jets to Russia during the upcoming India-Russia bilateral summit in New Delhi this week. “Three MiG-21s are scheduled to be handed over to Russians based on a request from their Defence Minister to our Defence Minister
The Indian Navy will spend INR 1,800 crore (US$248 million) for the procurement of auxiliary ships such as ferries, crafts and fuel barges over the next seven to eight years, a top Navy officer said on Friday. Private shipbuilders can play a significant role in manufacturing small auxiliary ships for the Navy and thus, take part in indigenisation of defence manufacturing, Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan, Assistant Chief of Material, Indian Navy was quoted as saying by PTI Saturday
The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems from Moscow for an estimated $5.5 billion
The Indian Navy has awarded a refit deal worth INR 1,100 crore (US$151 million) to the state-run warship builder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd and Germanys Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH to overhaul Shishumar Class non-nuclear diesel electric submarine. The German shipbuilder will get as much as INR 410 crore (US$56 million) as its share of the refit of INS Shishumar, the Kiel, the company said in a statement Wednesday
A digital engine control system, BARK-88 developed by Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) will significantly enhance the potential of the RD-33 engine that powers the MiG-29 fighter jet in service with India and several other countries. The BARK-88 system enables better regulation of engine performance, stretches the performance envelope, and improves the engine's adaptation to environmental conditions, according to Russian sources
The India Air Force (IAF)s MiG-29 fighter aircraft, upgraded to multi-role capability with mid-air refueling and compatible with latest missiles took to the skies during IAF day celebrations today at the Adampur air base in Northern India. The legacy MiG-29s primary role was that of an air-superiority fighter equipped with air-to-air missiles
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