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INS Dega to have MiG-29K squadron

  • Naval Air Station INS Dega that presently has the only Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) squadron in the country will also have a MiG-29 K squadron, says Commanding Officer of INS Dega Capt. D Bhattacharya.
  • The MiG squadron is expected to be launched once aircraft carrier Vikrant to be based at the Eastern Naval Command is commissioned in 2018.
  • There are also plans to develop a sister airfield at Bobbili where a World War II airfield with two abandoned runways exists.
  • Besides, INS Dega is a joint user airfield with civilian aircraft operating and the Navy offering operational support.INS Dega presently has about 40 craft training pilots.

Source: DefenceNews

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