Russia Showcases Fighter Jet Developed For Indian Navy
Russia for the first time showcased the MiG-29K deck-based fighter specially developed for the Indian Navy at the 8th international aerospace show 'MAKS-2007', inaugurated by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

MiG-29K and its fighter-trainer variant MiG-29KUB, showcased here at the local airbase near Moscow, is part of the USD 1.5 billion Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal and India is also expected to deploy them on the indigenous aircraft carriers under Advanced Air Defence Ship (ADS) project currently at an advanced development stage.

MiG-29K is equipped with modified Sea Wasp engines providing greater thrust in hot and humid tropical climate of the Indian Ocean for easy lift-off from short runways of aircraft carriers.

Eying the USD 9 billion contract for the delivery of 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) to the Indian Air Force, Russia's MiG Corporation has also fielded its favourite MiG-35 and MiG-29OVT with thrust vectoring engines.

Almost 800 aerospace companies from 46 countries, including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and New Delhi-based Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace have put on static displays of their aircraft models and missiles.