"The first 4 fighter we can get in the next year, but this requires that by mid-August of this year, the department signed a contract with the weapons industry in the creation and purchase of MiG-29K. If this does not happen, then the sea aviation receive new fighter jets before 2013 ", — said Kojin.
The commander noted that the cycles of production of fighter aircraft such that all you need to do in advance, recalling that at the moment Russian industry is also busy performing a contract to supply the Indian MiG-29K, which will be based on the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" (former name — the "Admiral Gorshkov"). In total sea aviation plans to purchase more than 20 fighters MiG-29K.
"Thus, in service sea aircraft of the Russian Navy in the near future will be used airplanes MiG-29K, Su-25 and Su-33 ", — said the commander.