India in 2013 to get from Russia seven decked MiG-29K/KUB for aircraft carrier «Vikramaditya» (last cruiser «Admiral Gorshkov»). On this Tuesday, February 5 reports ITAR-TASS referring to the director FSMTC Alexander Fomin.
According to Fomin Our motherland India graduated supply 16 aircraft acquired under the first contract from 2004. First four aircraft in the second contract for 29 vehicles (total cost of 1.5 billion dollars) Our homeland delivered to the customer in December 2012. When delivery is planned to finish fighters Fomin did not elaborate.
Summer and fall of 2012 Indian MiG-29K/KUB underwent a series of tests, including landing on an aircraft carrier «Vikramaditya». In the upcoming Russian aircraft will be used as «Vikramaditya», and the Indian-built aircraft carriers promising.
Functional MiG-29K/KUB can be placed on aircraft carriers with a displacement of greater than 28 thousand tons. They can reach speeds of up to 2,2 thousand kilometers per hour and a half to overcome thousand kilometers.
MiG-29 resettled elekrodistantsionnoy digital control system with quadruple redundancy channels as multi-mode pulse-Doppler radar «Zhuk-ME», a multi-channel optical-radar station and target designation system. Aircraft in service costs 30-millimeter cannon, missiles and «air-to-air» and «air-surface» and different types of bombs on 7 hardpoints.