Thursday, May 22, 2008
Indian Navy will recieve first MIG-29K/KUB this year
The official Russian Navy website is reporting that the Indian Navy will receive its first four MIG-29K/KUB for the TAKR "Admiral Gorshkov" this year. A delegation from India will arrive in Moscow on the 26th of May to discuss finalizing the financing for the Gorshkov conversion project, completion of which is expected to be in 2011 or 2012 after the completion of an 18 month sea trial. The aircraft will be used for training at an airbase in Goa, India. The aircraft are completely new construction by MIG, complete with anti-corrosion materials. The Indians are expected to modify the MIGs with 13 indigenously produced electronic systems.