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Indian press: Navy faces poor support for MiG-29K fighters from manufacturer

Indian press: Navy faces poor support for MiG-29K fighters from manufacturer

The Indian Ministry of Defense does not even report on the preliminary results of an investigation into the cause of the fall of the MiG-29K carrier-based fighter during an exercise in the Arabian Sea. Recall that a few days ago, an Indian Navy fighter assigned to the combat wing of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier fell into the sea. One pilot was immediately rescued, the search for another formally continues to this day. During this time, several fragments of the fighter were found, including fragments of the landing gear and wing, off the coast of Goa.

The Indian press decided not to wait for any official information about the reasons for the fall of the fighter. So, in the IDN military edition, they categorically announced the following:

The national Bureau of Geopolitics is studying the issue of a possible acquisition of American-made F / A-18 Super Hornet Block II carrier-based fighters due to serious problems with the operational suitability of the Russian MiG-29K.

It was also added that an option is being considered with light combat aircraft of Indian production - LCA, in a probable version of carrier-based aircraft for the first Indian aircraft carrier "Vikrant".

It is planned to purchase 57 multipurpose carrier-based fighters for the Indian Navy.

At the same time, the Indian side traditionally tries to remove the blame from itself. From material in the Indian press:

The Indian Navy faced poor support for the MiG-29K carrier-based fighters from the manufacturer.

This testifies to the fact that the Indian press, without waiting for official conclusions about the reasons for the crash of the combat aircraft, have already decided to play it safe and shift the blame onto the Russian Federation.

Additionally, it was stated that in the Indian Navy "dissatisfaction with MiG-29 aircraft is growing."

All this is more like not an objective assessment of the situation, but lobbying for the purchase of the same American F / A-18 Super Hornet by interested parties. Apparently, the Indian media want to say that the maintenance of the F-18 "will be easier" than the maintenance of Russian-made aircraft and no emergencies with American aircraft will arise by definition.
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  1. Pereira
    Pereira 4 December 2020 08: 38
    And don't fucking dilute kerosene with donkey urine. And the nuts must be tightened to the end.
    But the French technique will be much more tender.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 4 December 2020 09: 41
      It doesn't matter to them. They are preparing the ground so that they can settle down under the French. Looks like Paris had extra euros organized for Indian generals and for the media.
    2. withoutreverse
      withoutreverse 4 December 2020 09: 54
      bad dancer .. always gets in the way of the manufacturer.)
    3. Sergey Gintner
      Sergey Gintner 4 December 2020 14: 12
      In fact, the conversation is about the possible purchase of American Hornet fighters. What does the French Rafale have to do with it?
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 4 December 2020 18: 27
        No wonder. Corrupt dirty hackers and unscrupulous politicians are everywhere. yes
    4. Charik
      Charik 4 December 2020 16: 06
      and where does the French technology and aircraft carrier for which you need a plane?
  2. Mouse
    Mouse 4 December 2020 08: 46
    how can they admit that they themselves are bummed ...
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 4 December 2020 08: 51
    This testifies to the fact that the Indian press, without waiting for official conclusions about the reasons for the crash of the combat aircraft, have already decided to play it safe and shift the blame onto the Russian Federation.

    Another regional "superpower" fell under the overseas. The circle of independent is narrowing ...
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 December 2020 08: 52
    Western technology has one major drawback, as well as ours, it also needs to be serviced, carefully and regularly. And dancing around her does not give anything extra.
  5. zwlad
    zwlad 4 December 2020 08: 52
    For a long time already and systematically digging under the MiG-29.
    Fair competition is evident!
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 4 December 2020 08: 57
    Because it is not necessary to dance to dance, but to buy from the manufacturer. if they themselves have not learned to collect to this day! Some of them, who are very smart, have already lost Karabakh. Well, you don't need Kashmir either.
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 4 December 2020 09: 30
      What to collect, the MiG-29K is not going to be in India, do not confuse it with the SU-30MKI.
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 December 2020 09: 03
    what can I say to the dancers ... what is specified in the contract ... then we do it ...
    But after all, the multi-year trade for the conclusion of a contract for the supply and technical support with a focus on the wide involvement of the Indian industry makes itself felt ... well, others ... they bargain for trifles and their aviation does not forgive ... they strive to do a number of works themselves, but they do not care enough ... well, such articles in newspapers are a direct payment from our competitors ... "BUY #RAPHALIE #FANTOMS #FLUPS" shout journalists and you will have Indian happiness there, because there are no problems with service, they fly well anyway
    1. AbacUssR
      AbacUssR 4 December 2020 09: 39
      In the Su-30MKI, there, after all, Hindustan anneals to the fullest. And in the MIG-29K project, there seems to be no Indian industry manners. Although these devils manage to modernize our equipment without us!
  8. AbacUssR
    AbacUssR 4 December 2020 09: 08
    It is likely that there are claims to the Russian side in terms of the timing of the repair of PKI in the Russian Federation, the supply of ZCh and s ...
    But, as far as I know, ROE / RSK does not have a service contract with the Indians. All VET and other things are done by Indians.
  9. Sibguest
    Sibguest 4 December 2020 09: 16
    "Zita and Gita" again performed "belly dance" - and due to the absence of a brain in it (belly) - and the conclusions were drawn through w ... ny.
    Once again proven: the bad Indian ... elephant ... the trunk is in the way.
  10. Lord
    Lord 4 December 2020 09: 22
    Yes Indians don't care what to fall on, let Rafali take
  11. newcomer
    newcomer 4 December 2020 09: 25
    If anyone remembers from colleagues, a couple of years ago, when the Indian tender for the main fighter was brewing, and the Rafale was appointed the favorite, the Indian SU30 began to fall in a strange way. As a result, the Guardian won. Now he has been appointed the favorite among the Shershen deck ships. Therefore, I would not be surprised if this is not the last fall of MIG.
    1. Land defence
      Land defence 4 December 2020 09: 47
      hi Indeed, it is possible to objectively compare only if several aircraft are operated simultaneously. And so ... Whoever "brought" more into his pocket was chosen.
  12. d4rkmesa
    d4rkmesa 4 December 2020 09: 38
    You can, of course, mock the Indians. But nevertheless, this is not the first such scandal. And in the Russian VKS "Migi" also outlive their own, this is a fact. It was just originally designed for ~ 20 years of service, and nothing has changed radically (except in the 35th).
    1. AbacUssR
      AbacUssR 4 December 2020 10: 20
      The NSS and the resource are not a wall, you can move it .... to the right!
      In operation, serial machines are squeezed to the maximum. And it's good if with the global modernization of avionics, PNK and special complexes. And it happens, very often, when an aircraft type two NSS flew off and flies without global modernization.

      For example, the
      B-52 (YUSA) - modernized more than once, NSS for more than 50 years (too lazy to go to the Internet to clarify)
      Be-12 (USSR) - (current, approved by the NSS for 50 years) modernization in detail. etc.
      (about the Tu-95MS, MK, MZ family) and other MRs I will not write, because ...
      1. d4rkmesa
        d4rkmesa 4 December 2020 10: 55
        I’ll just remind you that 11 years ago, the Air Force had about 300 such aircraft, another 20+ years old. Then it was not possible to "move to the right", although a small part was modernized. The examples with the B-52 are not entirely correct - supersonic aircraft are far from that "resourceful" (and some are more "non-resource"). This will not work with the Tu-22M3 - rotary knots, etc.
  13. Glenni
    Glenni 4 December 2020 09: 41
    Of course, dissatisfaction will grow, there is no service at all, the manufacturer has problems with the plant personnel (low level of training, salary).
    1. AbacUssR
      AbacUssR 4 December 2020 10: 07
      What do you mean there is no service? Service is not cheap. There is a service contract - there is a service, there is no contract - there is no service. Or is it free for pigdos and paddling pools?

      Whose salary are you talking about, Indian servicemen or ours? Low level of training of whom?
  14. screw cutter
    screw cutter 4 December 2020 09: 45
    And how will the F18 take off without a catapult?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 4 December 2020 12: 21
      The Americans checked. From a land jump - a copy of the ship.
      The Super Hornet took off normally.
      1. Charik
        Charik 4 December 2020 16: 10
        that is, F18 will be able to take off from Vikramaditya? I would take 18x instead of 29x in the place of the Indians
  15. iouris
    iouris 4 December 2020 13: 14
    It seems to be called an "integrated logistics system". It is part of the supply contract. We must look at the delivery contract.
  16. Charik
    Charik 4 December 2020 16: 04
    Of course, F18 is better than Mig29k, but why this 29th crashed is still a question, maybe someone specially messed up
  17. Pavel57
    Pavel57 4 December 2020 19: 32
    And how are the Indian land-based MiG-29s?
  18. Klingon
    Klingon 5 December 2020 01: 16
    Interesting Bollywood! and how are the Brahmanas going to take off in fully packed Bumblebees? Is there a steam catapult on Vikramatidya? wassat
  19. xomaNN
    xomaNN 5 December 2020 13: 08
    In the days of the USSR, after the institute, I worked for several years in a post office in the department of commissioning and service support of our "hardware". The system was fine-tuned - the regional representatives of our "box" on the spot for one or two days delved into the essence of the defect with the equipment. And in the department "on suitcases" adjusters were waiting for them to fly to the place with the necessary spare parts within 3-5 days. With a glorious bogus certificate "Order No. 54" in his pocket for picking up tickets out of turn. drinks
  20. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 5 December 2020 20: 15
    Hindus should read the US report on the number of aircraft lost by them over the past ten years and calm down.

    F-18 also falls.

    But if the Indians really buy an F-18 for their aircraft carrier, it will be interesting to compare the accident rates of American and Russian aircraft in their hands.
  21. 123456789
    123456789 5 December 2020 20: 34
    It was not about the turbine - the dolt was sitting in the cockpit soldier
  22. av58
    av58 5 December 2020 21: 53
    Indians are famous masters of breaking, not to mention the fact that they don't know how to build anything. Several years ago, they managed to burn and drown a leased (not even bought) Russian diesel submarine right at the pier. The aircraft carrier was reconstructed according to Indian requirements and Indian specifications, although our shipbuilders were against it. The result was a semi-ugly one, and the Indians again blamed Russia for all the troubles, from technical problems to the final price. Now they are complaining about the MiG-29.
    In my opinion, all these dances with tambourines are solely in order to finally get rid of Russian military equipment and weapons to American manufacturers. Flag in hand, and feather in the tail. You won't be cute anyway, but at least we will have a legal reason to completely switch to the same Pakistan, where there is no less money.