The single-seated MiG-29K and two-seated MiG-29KUB are “4++” generation multi-role fighters intended for naval air defense missions, air superiority, and the destruction of sea-surface and ground targets with guided and precision weapons functional in daylight and at night, in any weather.
The MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighters are baseline airplanes of a new, unified family that also includes MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35/MiG-35D fighters.
MiG-29K/KUB airplanes are deployed on aircraft-capable ships with a minimum displacement of 28,000 tons (equipped with take-off ramps and landing arresting gear) as well as on land-based airfields.
A MiG-29/KUB fighter made its first flight in January 2007.
MiG-29K/KUBs are produced for the Indian Navy.