Russia To Acquire Mig-29K And MiG-29KUB

  • 12:00 AM, February 29, 2012
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The Russian Defense Ministry and aircraft maker MiG have signed a contract for the delivery of 20 MiG-29K and four MiG-29KUB carrier-based fighter aircraft, MiG announced on Wednesday. The value of the contract has not been disclosed. The aircraft will be delivered from 2013-2015 and will operate from Russia's single serving carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, with the Northern Fleet based in Murmansk. “The signature of this contract for delivery of these fighters is a real step in fulfilling our program for rearming the forces. The Naval Air Forces will get a modern combat aircraft as good as any in the world," Anatoly Serdyukov, Minister of Defense was quoted as saying by the Russian press. A naval variant the MiG-29K, it has folding wings, an arrester tail-hook, strengthened airframe and multirole capability.
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