The first six MiG-29 fighters intended for Indian air forces have been upgraded by RAC MiG, said in the reference materials presented to the journalists at the meeting of Duma’s Defense Committee held in Lukhovitsi (Moscow Region), RIA Novosti reports.
"MiG Corporation is upgrading the jets of Indian air forces in the network of MiG-29 UPG program implemented in accordance with the contract signed in March 2008. The first six jets have undergone the overhaul and upgrading at RAC MiG’s site. Over 90% of the jets will be upgraded in India", - said in the reference.
The jets are equipped with advanced avionics unified with the avionics of ship-based MiG-29K/KUB fighters of Indian navy.
It is also said in the reference that MiG Corporation is performing over 100 contracts with 20 foreign countries and its total backlog is assessed at $6 billion.
It is stated that the basis of MiG’s backlog is formed by the contracts on deliveries, overhaul, upgrading of the fighters in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and deliveries of spares and other property to operators of MiG aircraft.