The first four new aircrafts will be handed over to the Northern Fleet in 2013, while the remaining 20 will be delivered before the end of 2015, Murman.ru reports.
It is the MiG-29KUB jets, a two-seat aircraft first of all developed for training purposes, which will be handed over the Navy in 2013. The remaining aircrafts are of the model MiG-29K, a one-seat fully-fledged fighter jet developed for navy operations.
The MiG-29K (Photo: migavia.ru)
The new jets means a full upgrade of the aircraft fleet of the “Admiral Kuznetsov”. Currently, the aircraft carrier has a total of ten SU-33 (Flanker-D) jets, as well as two Su-25UTG training jets.
The MiG-29K/KUB jet is a generation 4++ fighter jet specially developed for aircraft carriers and operations at sea. Compared with previous models, the MiG-29K/KUB has twice as big air capacities and a 2,5 times cheaper flight time, aircraft manufactorer MiG informs on its website. Weapons system includes “A-A”, “A-S” missiles, guided aerial bombs, rockets, aerial bombs and built-in air-gun of 30 mm caliber, and more.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
People participating in culture-, sport and Barents cooperation projects can from October apply for visa to Norway without paying a single ruble, says Marit Egholm Jacobsen with the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.