Skip to comments.Defence ministry talks deal with Russian firm to overcome MiG shortfall
Posted on 12/08/2010 8:03:42 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The ministry of defence (MoD) is negotiating price for a draft supplement agreement (DSA) with Russias RAC-MiG Corporation to buy additional equipment to overcome the teething problems it is facing in keeping its MiG-29K fleet flying.
MiG-29K aircraft, which were inducted into Indian Navy in February 2010, have been suffering tyre bursts whenever emergency brakes are applied during landing. Emergency brakes are applied whenever there is hydraulic failure and DSA is expected to solve this problem.
A naval officer said, Emergency application is jamming brakes and increasing the risk of tyre skidding, and eventually bursting. DSA will entail supply of ground support items and spares and ensure life-long serviceability.
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Let me see if I have this right:
"We land at 150 knots in a 40,000 lb aircraft with no hydraulic brakes or anti-skid, then we jam on the emergency brakes which lock up the wheels, and a tire bursts. Fix the tire problem."
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