Sunday, August 24, 2014

Navy MiG-29Ks Taste Eastern Air Ahead Of New Squadron

Friend and colleague Shivamurthy Gurumath who was down in Visakhapatnam for the INS Kamorta commissioning on Saturday caught these MiG-29Ks at the naval air station there. Turns out a clutch of Ks from the Black Panthers squadron in Goa are ripping it over the eastern sea in preparation for the new squadron that navy intends to raise in the east. The Ks at Goa operate off the INS Vikramaditya. Most of the 37 MiG-29K and 8 MiG-29KUBs have been delivered, with the second order currently being serviced. 

With MiG infrastructure coming up at Vizag's INS Dega naval air station, new MiG-29Ks will progressively be inducted here ahead of full squadron status. The Ks at the Visakhapatnam unit will spend the next few years operating much like the existing INAS 303 jets served ahead of Vikramaditya's arrival. They'll operate from shore until the new Vikrant-class indigenous aircraft carrier enters service, though that's some way off. A report by my colleague Jugal Purohit plays out today on Headlines Today. Will post the link with video pictures of the Ks at Dega.

10 comments :

Nikhil Puranik said...

Second order ? Is it 45 plus additional?

Anonymous said...

India must drop plan to develop NLAC and order more mig 29k with more advance weapons.

Anonymous said...

In 2004 India ordered 12 MiG-29K single-seat and 4 MiG-29KUB two-seat fighters

In January 2010, India and Russia signed a deal worth US$1.2 billion for the Indian Navy to receive an additional 29 MiG-29Ks

thats the second order

Anonymous said...

These too will crash soon....

su market said...

Why are pakis flying them or chinkis? Then like the JF-17 or mirage III they will keep dropping like flies.

Anonymous said...

They definetly need a new paintjob to match their name!!

Anonymous said...

The expensive aircraft need a roof (simple one like in pu e) to protect them against elements. Hope that is done ASAP

Anonymous said...

Shivji .. where are video pics that you said you will post please...

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys so obsessed with these planes...they are junk....you will lose more pilots in accidents than in war....morons

Anonymous said...

I think that the Black Panthers is a fantastic addition to our Navy. After years of dependance on the toothless Tigers this is a Real Fighter at last!!! Way to go!