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.
Russian MiG-29K jet crashed during an exercise flight after taking off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
"An aviation accident with carrier-based fighter MIG-29K occurred during exercise flights as a...
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...
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...
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