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Russia offers India 21 x MiG-29s

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Russia offers India 21 x MiG-29s Reply with quote

https://theprint.in/defence/russia-to-the-rescue-of-iaf-offers-21-mig-29s-to-boost-strength/191328/

Russia to the rescue of IAF, offers 21 MiG-29s to boost strength

12 February, 2019

Faced with a depleting strength, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is in talks with Russia to buy 21 MiG-29 fighter aircraft that are lying with Moscow since the late 1980s.

Top IAF sources told ThePrint that the Russians will upgrade the aircraft to the standard that India wants.

“The price offered by the Russians is good. Even though it was built at the same time when we bought the earlier MiG-29 squadrons, they have never flown,” a source said.

India currently has three squadrons of MiG-29 — a twin-engine single-seat air superiority fighter aircraft. One squadron comprises 18 aircraft.

These aircraft are currently being upgraded in-house by the IAF.

“The Russians will upgrade the 21 aircraft to the standard of the upgraded ones here. We are in talks to see how and at what price the deal can be done,” a source said.

Sources said this also rules out any additional orders for Su-30 MKI to the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) except for the nine aircraft that the IAF might order to replace the ones that crashed.

A high-level IAF team was in Russia last month to check on the fighter aircraft and it has submitted a favourable report to the Air Headquarters.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phew!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In light of the tensions between India and Pak, I would not trust any aircraft except the ones made by US companies.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iah87 wrote:
I would not trust any aircraft except the ones made by US companies.
I guess you have been in the US for many years, now Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iah87 wrote:
In light of the tensions between India and Pak, I would not trust any aircraft except the ones made by US companies.


May I ask you why?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-iaf-to-buy-additional-sukhoi-su-30-mkis-and-mig-29-fighters-from-russia-2770712

IAF to buy additional Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs and MiG-29 fighters from Russia

Jul 11, 2019

Indian Air Force (IAF) is eyeing 18 more Sukhoi Su-30 MKI multirole fighters and 21 Mikoyan MiG-29 air superiority jets from Russia to add extra teeth to its arsenal, and tackle the twin threats of Pakistan and China. IAF already has a sanctioned strength of 272 Su-30 MKIs and also operates 69 MiG-29 UPGs.

IAF requires 42 squadrons to be effective during a two-front war with China and Pakistan but is currently operating with only 31 as it retires the older MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft. The additional Su-30 MKI and MiG-29 jets will add two more squadrons to the IAF fighter fleet.

Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Deputy Director Vladimir Drozhzhov on Monday (July Cool said in Moscow that India has placed a request for an additional 18 Su-30 MKI kits and over 20 modernised MiG-29 aircraft. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will assemble the Sukhoi twinjet multirole air superiority fighters from the kits at its Ozar plant in Maharashtra's Nashik while the MiG will come in flyaway condition.

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