Monday, September 17, 2012

MiG-29K trials aboard INS Vikramaditya

An RAC MiG-29KUB trainer operated by Russian pilots is going through testing aboard the INS Vikramaditya.

The Vikramaditya is currently undergoing sea trials in the White Sea near the port of Severodvinsk, where it has spent years being converted from the former Soviet-era carrier Admiral Gorshkov.

The Indian navy said flight trials are expected to continue in Russia for several months, with a team of its personnel to be present during the tests. Indian pilots are only likely to land on the ship following its delivery to India, which is scheduled to take place by the end of 2012.