The RSK MiG-29UPG had its maiden flight at the Gromov LII airfield near Moscow on 4 February. The MiG-29UPG has been developed by RSK MiG at the request of the Indian air force.
"The almost 1h-long flight went absolutely smoothly," the company says.
A Russian-Indian contract, worth $964 million, was signed on 7 March 2008 to upgrade 63 of India's current MiG-29s to a common configuration.
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Six MiG-29s, including four single-seat fighters and two twin-seat trainers, will be upgraded at the RSK MiG facilities in Russia, while the remaining 57 are to be fitted at the Indian air force's eleventh aircraft repair plant.