Russia Delivers Five MiG-29K / KUB Naval Fighters to India

1 June 2011 (Last Updated June 1st, 2011 18:30)

Russia has delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K / KUB carrier-based fighters along with a flight training simulator and other technical equipment to the Indian Navy, Russian MiG Aircraft Company has said. The delivery follows a contract signed by the two countries in January 2004 for the

Russia has delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K / KUB carrier-based fighters along with a flight training simulator and other technical equipment to the Indian Navy, Russian MiG Aircraft Company has said.

The delivery follows a contract signed by the two countries in January 2004 for the supply of 12 single-seat MiG-29Ks and four two-seat MiG-29KUBs.

The contract is part of a $1.5bn deal to deliver the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy, which is currently being retrofitted in Russia.

The fighter jets will be based at an airfield in Goa, India, until the aircraft carrier joins the navy in early 2013.

The carrier is expected to carry up to 24 MiG-29K / KUB fighters.