MOSCOW, February 4 (RIA Novosti)
Russia's MiG corporation on Friday carried out the first test fight of a MiG-29 fighter modernized under a contract with the Indian Air Force (IAF). "On February 4, 2010, a MiG-29UPG fighter carried out its first test flight. The flight lasted for an hour and was flawless," MiG said in a statement. The IAF has awarded the MiG corporation a $900 million contract to upgrade all of its 69 operational MiG-29s.