"Russian Aircraft Corporation" MiG "in December, has put India in four naval fighter MiG-29K/KUB reported on Saturday, the press service of the company.
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"In this way, the company has fulfilled the obligations for 2012, which were provided for the contract with the Ministry of Defence of India, signed in March 2010," — said in a statement.
This contract provides for the supply of 29 MiG-29K/KUB in addition to the 16 fighters of this type, which entered the Indian Navy in 2009-2011. The contract for the supply of fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy was signed in March 2010.
MiG-29K/KUB will join the group of aircraft that will be based on the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" and the new Indian-built aircraft carriers. In July-September 2012, the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB performed a series of test flights from the deck of an aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya".
First JSC "RAC" MiG "to India first set 16 multi-role fighters ship-based MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB in January 2004.
The first flight of the prototype of the MiG-29KUB took place in January 2007. Production aircraft first flew in March 2008. Indian Navy aircraft deliveries began in late 2009.
Taking ceremony for the Indian Navy MiG-29K/KUB took place in February 2010.
Multifunction naval MiG-29K (single) and MiG-29KUB (double) belong to the generation "4 + +" Airplanes have improved airframe with a high proportion of composite materials-by-wire aircraft control system with quadruple redundancy, significantly reduced visibility in the radar range, increased fuel capacity and payload, open architecture avionics.
On MiG-29K/KUB installed a modern multi-purpose multi-mode pulse-Doppler airborne radar "Zhuk-ME", a multi-channel optical-location station and passive targeting system head missiles.
Weapons system includes guided missiles "air-to-air" and "air-to-ground" guided aerial bombs, rockets, aerial bombs and built a 30-mm cannon.