Russia signs $1.5-bln fighter jet contract with India




 
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March 13th, 2010  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Russia signs $1.5-bln fighter jet contract with India


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Russia and India have signed a $1.5-billion contract on the supplies of 29 more MiG-29K carrier-based fighter jets to New Delhi, the head of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG said on Friday.

"An agreement on supplying an additional set of MiG-29K fighter jets has been signed, the start of supplies is scheduled for 2012," Mikhail Pogosyan said.

The deal was signed during Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

Pogosyan said Russia should fulfill the previous contract on supplies of single-seat MiG-29K fighters to India by 2010.

Russia and India signed a contract stipulating the supply of 12 single-seat MiG-29Ks and four two-seat MiG-29KUBs to India in January 2004. The contract is part of a $1.5 billion deal to deliver the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, currently being retrofitted in Russia for the Indian navy.

India's first MiG-29Ks and MiG-29KUBs officially entered service earlier this year.

Analysts believe that India will remain the main purchaser of Russian-made combat aircraft for the next 15 years under existing and future contracts, as the country desperately needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, which includes Su-30MKI and MiG-29 fighters, but mainly consists of obsolete Soviet MiG-21 models.
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March 13th, 2010  
Aussie.
 
 
I thought India was making their own Aircraft Carrier?

Or do they plan to base it on the design of the Russian one, once they get it?
March 13th, 2010  
SwordFish_13
 
 
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Originally Posted by Aussie.
I thought India was making their own Aircraft Carrier?

Or do they plan to base it on the design of the Russian one, once they get it?
India Plans to have at least 3 Carrier Groups ... One is being Built In India Cochi Shipyard and Admiral Gorshkov was purchased in 2004 to replace the Aging carrer INS Vikrant.
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March 13th, 2010  
KnightTemplar
 
 
Looks like The U.S. and Russia are both fighting to see who can get India to buy more of their stuff...
March 13th, 2010  
Aussie.
 
 
Well looks like Russia is winning on this one then
March 14th, 2010  
SwordFish_13
 
 
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Originally Posted by Aussie.
Well looks like Russia is winning on this one then
It Just looks like it .. Putin is in India so you are bound to see Flury of Deals being signed.
March 16th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
India must really be Russia's favorite sucker.
 


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