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New fighter jets for Admiral Kuznetsov

Admiral Kuznetsov 09.02.23 (Photo 333 skvadronen)

Admiral Kuznetsov 09.02.23 (Photo 333 skvadronen)

Russia plans to buy 24 new MiG-29K fighter jets for the country’s only aircraft carrier, the Severomorsk-based “Admiral Kuznetsov”.

A contract on purchase of 24 fighter jets for Airwing Kuznetsov could be concluded within two years, a source in the Ministry of Defence told news paper Vedomosti. Landing drills with the planes on the “Admiral Kuznetsov” can start already this autumn.

Russia has 19 Su-33 aircraft carrier fighter jets. They need to be replaced within 2015, so the question of providing new planes is highly relevant. Russia is currently producing MiG-29 jets for India.

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