Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) delivered more than ten upgrade kits for MiG-29 fighters to India, TASS reports with reference to the RAC MiG CEO Sergey Korotkov. “RAC MiG has already delivered over 10 upgrade kits and five of them has already been used by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) to upgrade the aircraft. Two out of five upgraded fighters are already performing flights. Three more jets are being prepared for the flight tests,” Korotkov said.
A total of 63 jets of the type should be upgraded to MiG-29UPG version. It was reported earlier that four aircraft would be upgraded this year. Earlier India took delivery of six jets upgraded by the RAC MiG.
As for deliveries of MiG-29K carrier-based fighters to Indian navy, the corporation is going to deliver six jets of the type this year and six more – in 2016. “These deliveries will have the contract fulfilled,” Korotkov explained.
According to him, the program for establishing an MRO center for MiG-29K/KUB fighters in India is on schedule. “The building has been constructed by the Indian party, we are delivering equipment, specified in an offset agreement signed at MAKS-2013 airshow. Indian specialists are being trained and soon the center will start repairing accessories and units,” he said.