Russian Navy Will Take Delivery of New Aircraft & Helicopters Including Carrier-Based MiG-29K Jets

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Russian Navy Will Take Delivery of New Aircraft & Helicopters Including Carrier-Based MiG-29K Jets
 
Naval aviation of the Russian Navy is set to receive this year new carrier-based fighters MiG-29K, Be-200 amphibious aircraft and upgraded IL-38 and Be-12 and Ka-27PL helicopters. As the Chief of the Russian naval aviation, the Hero of the Russian Federation, major general Igor Kozhin said, “strengthening and improvement of the naval aviation in 2015 will be done through aircraft fleet renovation and modernization”.
     
Naval aviation of the Russian Navy is set to receive this year new carrier-based fighters MiG-29K, Be-200 amphibious aircraft and upgraded IL-38 and Be-12 and Ka-27PL helicopters. As the Chief of the Russian naval aviation, the Hero of the Russian Federation, major general Igor Kozhin said, “strengthening and improvement of the naval aviation in 2015 will be done through aircraft fleet renovation and modernization”.
The MiG-29K is a naval variant of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet
Picture: Mig

     
The Russian Defense Ministry signed a contract with MiG in February 2012 for delivery of 20 MiG-29K and four MiG-29KUB fighters by 2015.

The aircraft will be deployed on Russia's sole serving carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, based in Murmansk with the Northern Fleet. The Admiral Kuznetsov currently operates Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighter aircraft. The MiG-29K is a naval variant of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet, and has folding wings, an arrester tail-hook, strengthened airframe and multirole capability thanks to its Zhuk-ME slotted array radar, MiG says.
     
The aircraft will be deployed on Russia's sole serving carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, based in Murmansk with the Northern Fleet. The Admiral Kuznetsov currently operates Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighter aircraft. The MiG-29K is a naval variant of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet, and has folding wings, an arrester tail-hook, strengthened airframe and multirole capability thanks to its Zhuk-ME slotted array radar, MiG says.
The MiG-29K is a naval variant of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet, and has folding wings
Picture: Mig

     
This year the naval aviation is to be reinforced by MiG-29K. As a result we will have 20 MiG-29K aircrafts to form a new aviation unit within the Northern fleet”, – explained major general Igor Kozhin.

Besides that the Il-38 and Ka-27PL modernized antisubmarine systems are being adopted in the Navy.

The aviation of the Navy will be equipped with Be-200” — Major-General Igor Kozhin.

He also noted that the Severomorsk-1(Northern Fleet) and Chkalovsk (Kaliningrad) airdromes will be put into operation. The NITKA training area located in Yeysk will be fully operational.

Major-general Igor Kozhin also stated that 300 combat crews were trained in 2014. About 250 crews are ready to perform tasks day and night. More than 30 crews were retrained to operate other types of aircrafts.
 

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