As part of the long-term program to re-equip the armed forces of Russia, the Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) ‘MiG’ and the Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of naval MiG-29 K / KUB. Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and General Director of JSC "Russian Aircraft Corporation" MiG "Sergei Korotkov have signed a contract for the delivery of a naval MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB, said the press service of the RAC" MiG ".
The contract is for two years. In accordance with its terms, Aircraft Corporation during the years 2013-2015. give the Navy 20 MiG-29K and 4 MiG-29KUB. These fighters are designed to re-heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser of the Northern Fleet, "Admiral Kuznetsov".
"The signing of the contract for the supply of these fighters — a real contribution to the realization of a long-term program aimed at re-equipment of the Armed Forces of Russia. Following the Air Force naval aviation Navy will receive advanced combat aircraft that rivals the best foreign analogues" — quoted by RIA Novosti Anatoly Serdyukov.
In turn, Korotkov said the MiG-29K aircraft, developed on the basis of it, "in the medium term will provide a stable capacity utilization corporation."