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Indian Navy abandoned British carrier-based Sea Harrier fighter-bombers in favor of Russian MiG-29K

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Indian News Agency IANSreferenced by RIA News, reports that the Indian Ministry of Defense has translated into reality the decision to abandon British aircraft Sea Harrier in favor of Russian-made deck fighters. We are talking about aircraft MiG-29K.


The ceremony of replacing British aircraft with Russian MiG-29Ks on the Indian aircraft carrier Wickrant took place today in the presence of the Indian Navy command. In particular, in the commissioning of the Russian aviation The chief of staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral Rabinder Kumar Giovan, took part in the technology.

Indian Navy abandoned British carrier-based Sea Harrier fighter-bombers in favor of Russian MiG-29K


Indian media have reported that the fleet of the naval base itself, to which the aircraft carrier "Vikrant" is assigned, will be completed with Russian fighters. We are talking about a military base in the state of Goa.

Large Indian media in connection with the replacement of British aircraft by Russian came out with the following headlines:
Indian sailors told the British decked fighter: "Goodbye!"


Deck Fighters Bombers Sea Harrier Indian fleet has exploited over 30 years.
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http://indiatoday.intoday.in
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  1. avt
    avt 11 May 2016 17: 22
    +34
    The Indian Navy has operated Marine Harrier carrier-based bomber fighters for over 30 years.
    They refused what worked out their resources, and MiGs ordered for a long time. Well, what's the joy? They would have written that there would be no deck rafals.
    1. cniza
      cniza 11 May 2016 17: 24
      +15
      Hindus are very moody buyers, but in this case it’s pleasing - we will see.
      1. Koshak
        Koshak 11 May 2016 18: 48
        +13
        Quote: cniza
        Hindus are very moody buyers, but in this case it’s pleasing - we will see.

        Hindus are very cunning buyers. They conduct preliminary negotiations with several suppliers at once, and then begin to blackmail and bring down the price. Drop the price - otherwise we'll buy a MiG, drop the price - otherwise we'll buy a Rafali
        1. jjj
          jjj 11 May 2016 19: 42
          +22
          Here I would like to draw your attention to the following aspect. "Sea Harrier" is a vertical take-off and landing vehicle. It does not require a large deck GDP. And from such a short deck of conventional aircraft, as we see, only the MiG can take off and land on it. That, in general, was shown by the operating experience of the Vikramaditya, where the GDP was rebuilt in the existing dimensions of the ship from the take-off deck for vertical aircraft. The news should be considered as confirmation of the exceptional characteristics of Russian aircraft.
          1. sgazeev
            sgazeev 11 May 2016 20: 31
            +9
            Quote: jjj
            Here I would like to draw your attention to the following aspect. "Sea Harrier" is a vertical take-off and landing vehicle. It does not require a large deck GDP. And from such a short deck of conventional aircraft, as we see, only the MiG can take off and land on it. That, in general, was shown by the operating experience of the Vikramaditya, where the GDP was rebuilt in the existing dimensions of the ship from the take-off deck for vertical aircraft. The news should be considered as confirmation of the exceptional characteristics of Russian aircraft.

            Runway!
          2. Dimon19661
            Dimon19661 12 May 2016 01: 04
            +2
            A good GDP analysis is generally beyond competition.
            1. jjj
              jjj 12 May 2016 08: 59
              +2
              Quote: Dimon19661
              Runway!

              Thank you for noticing. Hands - hooks, you can’t follow everyone
      2. sgazeev
        sgazeev 11 May 2016 20: 30
        +2
        Quote: cniza
        Hindus are very moody buyers, but in this case it’s pleasing - we will see.

        More Arnold dissected about 20 years ago at Harier.
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 12 May 2016 21: 19
        0
        Quote: cniza
        Hindus are very moody buyers, but in this case it’s pleasing - we will see.

        They are not moody. They want better, more and preferably free lol
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    3. Vend
      Vend 11 May 2016 17: 24
      +1
      They waved a bundle of dough in front of the British nose and refused. And happiness was so close laughing
    4. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 11 May 2016 17: 36
      +13
      The people, there in the subject as the F-35 fighter hangs, my computer hangs there on the number of comments. Israel alone how to come down in defense of F-35
      laughing wassat Oh, it's hard to be the advocates of someone else's defense industry because of its Government. repeat
      1. Yars
        Yars 11 May 2016 18: 09
        +8
        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        The people, there in the subject as the F-35 fighter hangs, my computer hangs there on the number of comments. Israel alone how to come down in defense of F-35
        laughing wassat Oh, it's hard to be the advocates of someone else's defense industry because of its Government. repeat

        they forgot to see who saved them from German fascism, which by the way the United States and unleashed!
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 11 May 2016 19: 10
          +14
          Quote: YARS
          they forgot to see who saved them from German fascism, which by the way the United States and unleashed!

          So the top Zionists in a place with America and England unleashed a war, for them ordinary Jews are and will only be an instrument, and ordinary Jews didn’t decide what they did, they were just a shield and cannon fodder in global politics, you didn’t think about why the war in Palestine lasts so long? ...........
          1. NordUral
            NordUral 11 May 2016 22: 49
            +2
            Guys, there is only us, the common people in any country, ours is no exception, and the tip for which we are slaves and cannon fodder. That Russian, that a Jew, that a German or an Englishman, can be listed for a long time.
            And ordinary people all over the world should explain to this brazen elite that this is not so.
      2. Dart2027
        Dart2027 11 May 2016 19: 24
        +1
        If my memory serves me right, then Canada and Australia refused to purchase them. And the United States itself is not enthusiastic about it.
    5. Idiot
      Idiot 11 May 2016 19: 11
      0
      Would you buy new "Hariers", what was the problem?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 11 May 2016 21: 47
        +5
        Quote: pft, fkb
        Would you buy new "Hariers", what was the problem?

        At least the fact that they were discontinued in the last century.
    6. Idiot
      Idiot 11 May 2016 19: 11
      0
      Would you buy new "Hariers", what was the problem?
      1. K-50
        K-50 11 May 2016 20: 02
        +3
        Quote: pft, fkb
        Would you buy new "Hariers", what was the problem?

        And who needs such a poor aircraft for today's times?
        1. sgazeev
          sgazeev 11 May 2016 20: 33
          +2
          Quote: K-50
          Quote: pft, fkb
          Would you buy new "Hariers", what was the problem?

          And who needs such a poor aircraft for today's times?

          For Hollywood. lol
          1. Michael67
            Michael67 11 May 2016 21: 19
            +4
            This is called a prudent and at the same time friendly step.
            The impudent lost a lot of his cunning. Their flying suckers can be driven into dill. Let them go completely ruined. There is an expression: "If you want to ruin a small state - give it a cruiser."
          2. NordUral
            NordUral 11 May 2016 22: 50
            0
            And it’s not necessary for Hollywood, there computer scientists will draw whatever they like.
        2. Fegelein
          Fegelein 12 May 2016 02: 25
          -3
          Americans, Italians, Spaniards still need
    7. GSH-18
      GSH-18 11 May 2016 21: 44
      +1
      Indian Navy abandoned British carrier-based Sea Harrier fighter-bombers in favor of Russian MiG-29K

      By the fact that this is a logical and sound decision.
    8. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 12 May 2016 04: 54
      +6
      There is only a moment,
      Hold on to him!
      1. BEECH 1972
        BEECH 1972 14 May 2016 16: 12
        0
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        \\\There is only a moment,
        Hold on to him!

        /// There is Su, and Yak is torn up. ヅ
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 May 2016 17: 22
    +7
    "The Indian Navy abandoned the British Sea Harrier carrier-based fighter-bombers in favor of the Russian MiG-29K"
    Wow, how can this Sea Harrier be compared with the 29K instant?! By fashionable paint ?!
  3. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 11 May 2016 17: 22
    +11
    Also a comparison to me, where is the Mig-29K and where is Harrier? Aircraft of completely different classes. Of course the choice is in favor of Miga.
  4. fox21h
    fox21h 11 May 2016 17: 23
    +1
    That will be screeching from our sworn "Friends" who need to be taken to the museum. Now they will climb that both bribes and wrongly judged ...
  5. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 11 May 2016 17: 24
    +1
    It is joyful to realize that our weapons and equipment are replacing the armament of potential ones.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 11 May 2016 17: 31
      +7
      less than 35 years of operation.
      1. quote
        quote 11 May 2016 19: 00
        +2
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        less than 35 years of operation.

        Yes! Stubborn Indusy. There, from the armchairs, at least the frames remained? Or, into "full smoke"?
        1. Alexander 3
          Alexander 3 11 May 2016 20: 20
          +2
          We stood at the IL28 airfield for a long time until they were sawed. SU 24 is still giving the barmaleam heat. The mattresses wrote in a manual that the F16 would not enter the battle with MIG29 whenever possible. The Indians decided everything correctly.
        2. sgazeev
          sgazeev 11 May 2016 20: 41
          +4
          Quote: devis
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          less than 35 years of operation.

          Yes! Stubborn Indusy. There, from the armchairs, at least the frames remained? Or, into "full smoke"?
  6. Yak-15
    Yak-15 11 May 2016 17: 28
    +2
    Well done Indians! With Russia, they will be calmer and more reliable, with such a partner and with such weapons.
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 11 May 2016 17: 42
      +1
      On what terms is the deal? But it may not be happy and need to cry.
      1. Nevsky_ZU
        Nevsky_ZU 11 May 2016 17: 47
        +4
        Quote: tilovaykrisa
        On what terms is the deal? But it may not be happy and need to cry.


        The main thing is not to collect more and Migi in India, and so all the technology distributed.
        1. 72jora72
          72jora72 14 May 2016 12: 34
          +1
          The main thing is not to collect more and Migi in India, and so all the technology distributed.
          Indians make almost all military equipment and weapons at home, both their own and under licenses, but the trouble is, all the equipment seems to be traveling, flying and shooting, but it’s kind of curved and not far --- what’s the problem, in crooked hands or in karma nobody understands. That's why they buy original products .....
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    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 11 May 2016 18: 24
      +2
      Quote: YAK-15
      Well done Indians! With Russia, they will be calmer and more reliable, with such a partner and with such weapons.

      Do not jinx it. smile
      And that was a bad precedent with the Algerian MiGs.
  7. Sobol
    Sobol 11 May 2016 17: 51
    0
    I like it!
  8. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 11 May 2016 17: 52
    +1
    The ceremony of replacing British aircraft with Russian MiG-29K on the Indian aircraft carrier Wickrant took place today in the presence of the Indian Navy command.
    In principle, a normal, working moment. Replacing British aircraft with ours. This is natural, as it should be. Is always. What reason for this pomposity?
  9. atamankko
    atamankko 11 May 2016 18: 19
    +2
    Everything is in our piggy bank.
  10. NEXUS
    NEXUS 11 May 2016 18: 22
    +3
    Mikoyan’s design bureau will come in handy. It’s no secret that this design bureau has difficulties with the implementation of its machines and the development of new ones. The MIG-35 hasn’t been brought to mind so far, and generation 5 LFIs are only in the drawings.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 11 May 2016 18: 28
      +1
      Quote: NEXUS
      Mikoyan’s design bureau will come in handy. It’s no secret that this design bureau has difficulties with the implementation of its machines and the development of new ones. The MIG-35 hasn’t been brought to mind so far, and generation 5 LFIs are only in the drawings.

      So ... so far, only the Navy is taking new MiGs from us. And VKS more like different Dryers (well, they upgrade the MiG-31). Somehow light fighters didn’t take root in us.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 11 May 2016 19: 50
        +2
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Somehow light fighters didn’t take root in us.

        Why? Prior to this, the 29th was bought by hundreds, and I think the new LFI will be willing to buy our MO. There would be a solid machine, and the order for it, I have no doubt, will not keep itself waiting.
      2. tomket
        tomket 12 May 2016 00: 48
        +1
        Quote: Alexey RA
        yk ... so far, only the Navy is taking new MiGs from us.

        the contract for 16 SMT apparently does not count for you, which has already been partially completed.
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 12 May 2016 21: 30
        +1
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Somehow light fighters didn’t take root in us.

        Because we are moving to the 5th generation, which does not imply the presence of any LFI, because with the development of technology this has become stupidly not necessary. The tactics of a fighter pair (light / heavy) are a thing of the past.
        Therefore, the flashes are mainly sold over the hill. Sukhoi was ahead of the moment in the development of the 5th generation aircraft. The country does not need two "5" planes from different design bureaus, and it is expensive. That's a moment and works for the Indians .. yet. And there we will look further. We can make a good attack drone for the native army request
    2. opus
      opus 11 May 2016 18: 31
      +6
      Quote: NEXUS
      MIG-35 hasn’t brought it to mind yet,

      17.03.2016/4/35 journalists were shown the start of production of the 1 ++ generation MiG-XNUMX fighter. The new aircraft will be produced in Lukhovitsy near Moscow, on the territory of the production complex NXNUMX - a branch of the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG"






      Quote: Author
      We are talking about MiG-29K aircraft.

      probably all the same MiG-29KР(MiG-29KUBR)?





      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 11 May 2016 19: 48
        +1
        Quote: opus
        17.03.2016/4/35 journalists were shown the start of production of the 1 ++ generation MiG-XNUMX fighter. The new aircraft will be produced in Lukhovitsy near Moscow, on the territory of the production complex NXNUMX - a branch of the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG"

        Have you completed the Beetle-A? Or, in the process, do you think the production is thinking to bring it to mind? As far as I know, there are problems with the AFAR for the MIG-35, which can not upset.
        1. opus
          opus 11 May 2016 20: 02
          +6
          Quote: NEXUS
          Have you completed the bug?

          The first sample was installed and tested on the MiG-35 No. 154



          --------------------------------------------------
          You can fly without "Zhuk-A"
          Radar "Zhuk-ME" in the fairings intermeddle.
          Quote: NEXUS
          As far as I know, there are still problems with the AFAR for the MIG-35, which cannot be upset.



          http://www.phazotron.com/


          Fazotron-NIIR Corporation JSC is ready to install radars, including AFAR, on aircraft, ships and other customer facilities
          .

          http://www.phazotron.com/produktsiya-i-uslugi/


          As part of the tender for the MMRCA program, flight tests of Zhuk-AE radar as part of the MiG-35 aircraft were conducted.
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 11 May 2016 19: 02
    +7
    Harriers are out of date, that’s clear.
    The question is what kind of aircraft carriers the Indians will have.
    With the MiG springboard, they’ll be able to climb with an incomplete load of bombs,
    and their radius is small. What they can do perfectly is
    Defend your aircraft carrier and other squadron ships from enemy aircraft.
    Better than Harriers. Because of this, they were probably chosen.
    1. Dart2027
      Dart2027 11 May 2016 19: 27
      +1
      So fighters are needed for this.
  12. Number 17
    Number 17 11 May 2016 19: 05
    +2
    Sell ​​is one thing. It’s still necessary to deliver. Then consider this military aircraft, which requires appropriate maintenance and training. Therefore, having sold a batch of fighters, we are adding to this the departure of specialists from the factory for servicing equipment, and this is also a separate income item.
  13. kolexxx
    kolexxx 11 May 2016 19: 48
    +2
    Harriers cannot be replaced by British fighters. There are no more British fighters. "No" from the word "absolutely".
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 11 May 2016 20: 48
      +1
      Quote: kolexxx
      Harriers cannot be replaced by British fighters. There are no more British fighters. "No" from the word "absolutely".
      1. kolexxx
        kolexxx 11 May 2016 21: 03
        +1
        I agree: There are no pure English. There is "Typhoon Eurofighter" Globalization - p.
  14. ovod84
    ovod84 11 May 2016 20: 51
    0
    Correct solution
  15. samoletil18
    samoletil18 11 May 2016 21: 21
    0
    I will not be shocked if the Indians manage to harry someone somehow.
  16. Verdun
    Verdun 11 May 2016 21: 35
    0
    Indian Navy abandoned British carrier-based Sea Harrier fighter-bombers in favor of Russian MiG-29K
    I would like to understand how the Mig-29K, which is almost 3 meters longer than the Sea Harrier and almost one and a half meters higher, will be placed in Vikrant's hangars. It seems that the one who wrote the article does not see the difference between the German aircraft carrier Hermes, who has developed his resource and who is called Vikram in the Indian Navy, and the Vikramaditya (the former aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov) who is getting ready to replace him.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 May 2016 21: 48
    +1
    Harrier is the most successful of the non-traditional fighters. It was relatively inexpensive and reliable, could carry all the modern weapons at that time. The main advantage is a good and reliable engine.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 12 May 2016 04: 20
      +1
      For all their unconventionality, they famously kicked asses for the Argentos in the Falkland War. Despite the fact that the Argentines flew on traditional, and far from the worst (although at that time already oldish) American and Israeli fighters.
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      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 12 May 2016 12: 11
        +1
        True, they acted mainly against the attack aircraft of Argentina - "Skyhawks" and "Super Ethanders". and the Harriers were in the fighter version. But all the same, they kicked!
        1. Verdun
          Verdun 12 May 2016 19: 40
          0
          But still, they kicked!
          The Argentine aircraft in the Falkland War acted at the limit of their range and there was no time left for fighting them. Judging Harier’s high qualities from this episode is quite problematic.
  18. Evil 55
    Evil 55 12 May 2016 04: 57
    0
    Well done .. Changed the British hundred-year-old flying wood for a reliable Russian tractor ..
  19. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 12 May 2016 07: 00
    0
    Quote: Koshak
    They conduct preliminary negotiations with several suppliers at once, and then begin to blackmail and bring down the price. Drop the price - otherwise we'll buy a MiG, drop the price - otherwise we'll buy a Rafali

    Normal market relations. If there are two tomatoes, both red and fragrant - you buy one that is cheaper. But if you need green, and only red around, you will certainly bargain, but buy green at the seller’s price, because you really need it!
  20. Konstantin Yu
    Konstantin Yu 13 May 2016 11: 51
    0
    ..And when are the little things? In the morning? ... just don’t have tea with turmeric, we don’t have to drink so much
  21. nomad74
    nomad74 13 May 2016 22: 23
    0
    Quote: NordUral
    Guys, there is only us, the common people in any country, ours is no exception, and the tip for which we are slaves and cannon fodder. That Russian, that a Jew, that a German or an Englishman, can be listed for a long time.
    And ordinary people all over the world should explain to this brazen elite that this is not so.


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