In Russia modernized The leader of the party of six Indian MiG-29, India will upgrade the remaining 63 fighters, said on Saturday, a representative of the Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) ‘MiG’ at the aerospace and maritime cabin LIMA 2013.
He explained that the upgrade is carried out in two stages. At the first stage in Russia arrived at 6 planes, both single and doubles, and the Indian design team, which took part in the modernization works for the continuing training for professionals in India, transfers
The first three aircraft of this party have returned to India, and the modernization of three more cars completed at the facilities of the RAC "MiG" in Moscow, as well as the Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Plant "Sokol", which is part of the corporation. The transfer of these three fighters upgraded to the customer is scheduled before the end of the year.
In the second phase will be to modernize all remaining 63 MiG-29, and the work will be fully carried out in India by Indian experts.
"The whole process of modernization will take place at the existing 11th AIRCRAFT Air Force Base, India, where there are a hangar and manufacturing facility. Our task — to ensure the availability of stocks and special tooling required to do the work, "- said the expert.
Recall work on the modernization implemented since 2009 in cooperation with the Indian corporation HAL under the prisoner with it the contract. It creates a production line is being prepared warehouses, preparation of spare parts, training of Indian technicians, explained on the stand RAC "MiG".
According to the newspaper VIEW, in February the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said that India in 2013
He recalled that the delivery to India 16 deck-based fighters MiG-29K contract completed in 2004, the Indian side has airplanes. It is planned that all cars will be based on the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" (formerly "Admiral Gorshkov"), which is expected to arrive in India in the autumn, and the first Indian aircraft carrier — its construction is in the national shipyards.
He also noted that the first prototype fifth-generation fighter jointly develop Russia and India could emerge in 2015-2016.