The Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft MiG-29 has been test flown by Russia’s MiG Corporation.

MiG Corporation was awarded a $900m contract to upgrade all 69 operational IAF MiG-29s.

MiG is upgrading the aircraft with a new avionics kit, with the N-109 radar being replaced by a Phazatron Zhuk-M radar.

The aircraft is also being equipped to enhance beyond-visual-range combat ability and for air-to-air refuelling to increase flying time.

The first six aircraft are being upgraded in Russia and the remaining 63 will be refitted at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in India, reports RIA Novosti.

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