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Jets Make First Landing on Indian Carrier

Topic: Russia-India partnership

The Indian Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the Vikramaditya
14:58 23/07/2012
MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: MiG-29, Vikramaditya, India, Russia

 

A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on the Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Sevmash shipyard said on Monday.

The ship is currently undergoing sea trials in the Barents Sea off the north coast of Russia.

The jet, piloted by navy test-pilots Col. Nikolai Diorditsa and Mikhail Belyaev, completed several approaches to the carrier and finally made a touch-and-go landing.

The Vikramaditya, formerly the Russian Navy's Admiral Gorshkov, is to be handed over to India after the trials after a much-delayed refit.

The ship was extensively modified to undertake STOBAR (short takeoff but assisted recovery) operations with MiG-29K naval fighter aircraft, as well as receiving new air defense, communications and navigations systems.

 

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  • shanksinhaPics Please
    21:34, 24/07/2012
    Touch and go means that landings and take offs are imminent. Would be interesting to see how an aviation cruiser design handles STOBAR operations with conventional jets. Wishing safety and success to the test crew. RIA should throw in some pics of the event.

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