RAC «MiG» aboard the aircraft carrier «Vikramaditya» for the Indian Navy graduated marine tests MiG-29K/KUB contract in 2010, which is due to start later this year.
«All tests were successfully completed on the ship, and the customer has signed the respective protocol. We ship no longer needed (for testing), said CEO of the RAC «MiG» Sergei Korotkov. Indian Navy has received 16 MiG-29K/KUB the prior order, and «those aircraft which is operated,» he added.
Meanwhile, the RAC «MiG» at the plant in Lukhovitsy south of Moscow, graduated from the modernization of the first six MiG-29 Indian Air Force to an improved standard of UPG. Sets a new avionics package is unified with the MiG-29K, work is performed under a contract signed in March 2008. More than 90% of the aircraft will be finalized in India.
Speaking on October 25 Lukhovitsy Korotkov said that the RAC «MiG» has a large backlog of orders from domestic and zabugornyh clients, which gives us the highest load up to 2017. » The total volume of orders is more than 6 billion dollars, he added.
In addition to the production of new carrier-based fighters for the Indian Navy and the Russian Navy should also put the company in the future, the Russian Air Force first MiG-35. Korotkov said that he expects growth in the Defense Ministry order for these aircraft in 2013-14.