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VIDEO: MiG-29KUB touch and goes – but not on Vikradmaditya, sadly

One of the more glamourous aspects of covering defenceaerospace for Flightglobal is chasing public relations guys at the region’sdefence ministries. Earlier this week I was chasing India’s ministry of defencefor confirmation of reports that a MiG-29KUB had conducted the first touch andgoes from the deck of the INS Vikramaditya, which is undergoing sea trials in […]

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Asia’s new carriers pick up steam

Two big news items today, one about China’s new aircraft carrier, the other about India’s.  China,more or less, confirmed its carrier programme. Although the former USSR carrier Varyag is clearly visible in Dalian – apparently agreat view is available from the bedroom section of Ikea – the country hasnever officially acknowledged the ship, though it […]

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