A service center for maintenance of MiG-29 aircraft will be opened in India next year, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to CEO of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG), Sergey Korotkov.
"This year we must deliver equipment to the service center constructed under an agreement. It will open next year in accordance with the contract obligations of both parties. RAC MiG is implementing this contract in cooperation with Indian enterprises", - Sergey Korotkov noted.
It was reported earlier that RAC MiG signed two additional contracts with Basant Aerosrace Privet Limite (India) in the network of a general offset contract with Indian air forces at MAKS-2013. The contracts are valued at $55 million.
The first contract ($43 million) assumes establishing of a service center in India responsible for repair and maintenance of onboard radar Zhuk-ME manufactured by Phasotron-NIIR. The second one ($12 million) assumes establishing another service center in India responsible for repair of equipment of the upgraded MiG-29UPG aircraft.
The centers will be repairing the onboard radars and equipment of MiG-29UPG and MiG-29K/KUB aircraft and will also offer consultations to maintenance personnel of Indian air forces.
According to a representative of RAC MiG, the next step is setting up a consignment stock of spare parts for MiG aircraft in India.