Irkut Man Gets Top Job at MiG




 
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January 12th, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Irkut Man Gets Top Job at MiG


* Maybe there learn to market there products and come in early on some contracts. It sure seems the Algeria contract is important finally changes are made. This is long over due next changes at the Rafale team, then not to be out done HAL industry's.

Irkut Man Gets Top Job at MiG
The Moscow Times Anatoly Belov has been appointed the new general director of jet manufacturer MiG, a government source said Wednesday. Before his appointment, Belov had overseen the creation of the Su-30 MKI jet at aircraft producer Irkut.
"He boasts colossal experience in managing programs," MiG spokeswoman Yelena Fyodorova said, adding that the decree was signed late last year.
The decision on Belov's appointment was made in late December but has yet to be announced officially, said a source at the Federal Industry Agency, who declined to be named as the order had yet to be published.
The appointment of Belov, who speaks Hindi, could provide a boost for Russia's chances of winning a pending lucrative Indian tender, Interfax reported. New Delhi is looking to upgrade its aging fleet and wants to buy 126 new combat aircraft. State arms agency Rosoboronexport estimates the value of the contract at around $10 billion.
The Su-30MKI jet on which Belov worked is a long-haul Sukhoi fighter jet that was modified for the Indian air force.
Mikhail Zavaly, director for special assignments at Rosoboronexport, said in November that Russian MiG-35 jets stood a chance of winning the tender.




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http://www.themoscowtimes.com/storie...01/10/043.html
 


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