In­dia signs $55 mil­lion deals with Rus­sia’s MiG fighter jet maker

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Rus­sia’s MiG fighter jet maker has signed two ad­di­tional con­tracts with In­dia worth a to­tal $55 mil­lion. They are part of a gen­eral con­tract with In­dia’s air force. Un­der the first, $43 mil­lion con­tract, a ser­vic­ing cen­tre will be es­tab­lished in In­dia for main­te­nance and re­pair of Zhuk-ME on-board radars, MiG rep­re­sen­ta­tives said.

The sec­ond, $12 mil­lion con­tract pro­vides for the cre­ation in In­dia of a ser­vic­ing cen­tre for mod­ernised MiG-29UPG fighter jets. Rus­sia will de­liver six MiG-29K Ful­crum “gen­er­a­tion 4++” fight­ers to In­dia this year as part of a 2010 con­tract for 29 planes worth $1.5 bil­lion, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said at the MAKS 2013 in­ter­na­tional air and space show.

In­dia cur­rently has 21 air­craft. Un­der the con­tract, MiG is to de­liver 29 planes be­fore 2015, Korotkov said. Last year four air­craft were de­liv­ered and one has been de­liv­ered so far this year, he added.

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