Russia gave India four MiG-29K for the second contract for the supply of deck-based fighters to the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya". This was announced by director Alexander Fomin FSMTC eve of the opening in Bangalore, India 9th Air Show "Aero India 2013".
"We have successfully completed the implementation of the first contract, put all 16 fighters. And for the second contract has delivered the first four cars of the 29. They have gone in the past year. Seven more MiG-29K plan to put in the current year ", — said Fomin.
He did not say when it is planned to complete the execution of the second contract, but reminded about the problems with the transfer of the customer of the aircraft carrier and noted in this connection that is sometimes required to adjust the supply of arms by the delivery platform. "Each type of equipment has its warranty periods, terms of service, to take effect from the date of its delivery to the customer. When there is a disagreement, then there are problems with the terms of after-sales service, etc. — technical details that need to be taken into account in our work. Therefore, contractors are trying to synchronize delivery of the platform with the main armament. These are important things, "- said the head of FSMTC.
The contract for the delivery of 16 military vehicles in a single K (ship), and a double Cube (ship combat training) version was signed between Russia and India in 2004, as part of a batch of Russian-Indian intergovernmental agreement for the modernization of the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya". An additional contract for the next batch of 29 such fighters was signed in March 2010 The first aircraft were delivered to the Indian Navy in 2009
As previously reported ARMS-TASS General Director RAC "MiG" Sergei Korotkov, the corporation has fulfilled all stages of the test deck fighter jets on an aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" state customer signed a protocol on the fact that this work is done.