The first two Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29K single-seat and two MiG-29KUB twin-seat fighter aircraft to operate on board the Russian Navy’s only aircraft carrier have been delivered last week, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on 27 November 2013.
In total 20 MiG-29Ks and four MiG-29KUB aircraft are to be delivered. They will fly from the Admiral Kuznetsov, the carrier sailing with the Russian Northern Fleet out of Murmansk.
With the delivery of the MiGs the carrier will get aerial strike and in-flight refuel capability. The Sukhoi Su-33 fighters currently flying from the Kuznetsov are solely designed for air-to-air combat.
Source: Russian Ministry of Defence