In 2016 Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) will implement the second contract for delivery of 29 carrier-based MiG-29K/KUB fighters to India. RAC MiG hopes that the Indian navy will continue purchasing the jets, Interfax-AVN reports.
“The contract for delivery of the carrier-based fighters will be implemented in 2016 (six jets of the type will be delivered to the customer in 2016),” RAC MiG CEO Sergey Korotkov said. According to him, a total of 12 more fighters should be delivered to India under the second contract. “This year we will deliver six jets and six more – in 2016,” he said.
Speaking of further procurement of Russian MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters by India, Korotkov said: “Yes, we hope to continue our cooperation”.
According to foreign sources, India is going to establish a new military unit operating carrier-based fighters. “It makes no sense to operate two types of carrier-based aircraft in order to perform the same tasks. That is why we hope to sign a new contract for delivery of MiG-29K/KUB jets,” Korotkov explained.