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MIG-29/29K Fulcrum: Up-gradation, News and Discussion

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  1. Dark_Prince

    Dark_Prince 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    MIG-29/29K Fulcrum: Up-gradation, News and Discussion

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    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 17.37 m (57 ft)
    Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 3 in)
    Height: 4.73 m (15 ft 6 in)
    Wing area: 38 m² (409 ft²)
    Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
    Loaded weight: 16,800 kg (37,000 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 21,000 kg (46,300 lb)
    Powerplant: 2× Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans, 8,300 kgf (81.4 kN, 18,300 lbf) each
    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,490 mph) At low altitude: 1,500 km/h, 930 mph
    Range: 700 km (430 mi)
    Ferry range: 2,100 km (1,800 mi) with 1 drop tank
    Service ceiling: 18,013 m (59,100 ft)
    Rate of climb: initial 330 m/s average 109 m/s 0-6000 m[101] (65,000 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: 1.01
    Armament
    1x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds
    Up to 3,500 kg (7,720 lb) of weapons including six air-to-air missiles — a mix of semi-active radar homing (SARH) and AA-8 "Aphid", AA-10 "Alamo", AA-11 "Archer", AA-12 "Adder", FAB 500-M62, FAB-1000, TN-100, ECM Pods, S-24, AS-12, AS-14.
    Avionics
    Phazotron N019, N010 radars
     
  2. Dark_Prince

    Dark_Prince 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    MIG-29K

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    All-Glass, fly-by-wire Cockpit:

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    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 17.3 m (57.76 ft)
    Wingspan: 11.99 m (39.34 ft)
    Height: 4.40 m (14.44 ft)
    Wing area: 43 m² (462 ft²)
    Loaded weight: 18,550 kg (40,900 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (54,000 lb)
    Powerplant: 2× Klimov RD-33MK afterburning turbofans, 9,000 kgf (88.3 kN, 19,800 lbf) each
    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 2+ (2,200 km/h, 1,370 mph) / At low altitude: 1,400 km/h, 870 mph
    Ferry range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi) / 3,000 km (1,860 mi) with 3 drop tanks
    Service ceiling: 17,500 m (57,400 ft)
    Rate of climb: initial 330 m/s, average 109 m/s 0-6000 m[35] (65,000 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.97
    Armament
    1x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 100 rounds
    8 under wing, weapons hardpoints plus a centerline hardpoint for up to 5,500 kg (12,125 lb)[36] of weapons including
    Air to Air Missiles
    Eight air-to-air missiles — a mix of infrared homing, semi-active radar homing (SARH) and Active radar homing.
    AA-11 "Archer" infrared-guided short range AAM, 30 km,
    AA-10 "Alamo" semi-active radar homing medium range AAM, 130 km, Infrared homing medium range AAM, 120 km,
    AA-12 "Adder" active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km,
    Air to Surface Missiles
    Kh-25ML semi-active laser guidance with tandem warhead that can penetrate 1 metre (39 in) of concrete, 10 km,
    Kh-29T TV-guided air-to-surface missile, 12 km,
    Kh-35U long-range active radar air-to-surface missile, 130 km,
    Anti-radiation Missile
    Kh-25MP modular anti-radiation variant, 40 km,
    Kh-31P passive seeker Anti-radiation missile (ARM), 110 km,
    Anti-ship missile
    Kh-31A medium range sea-skimming Anti ship missile, 50 km
    Kh-35 long-range active radar homing head Anti ship missile, 130 km,
    Bombs
    FAB 500-M62 General-purpose bomb,
    FAB-1000, (1,500 kg / 3,300 lb) ,
    KAB-500KR electro-optical TV-guided fire and forget bomb
    Others
    Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or
    Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod or
    Targeting pods or
    Drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time or
    UPAZ refueling unit for aerial refueling system (ARS).
    Avionics
    Zhuk -ME radar[1]
    Infrared search and track system.[1]
    SPO-15 Beryoza RWR (Radar warning receiver)
     
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    Dark_Prince 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    MIG-29SMT Upgrade for India

    MiG-29SMT, upgraded MiG-29UB aircraft

    The MiG-29SMT aircraft is a fundamental upgrading of the original MiG-29 aircraft which is the multi-role fighter of "4+" generation with avionics open architecture and continuously enhanced nomenclature of high precision weapons.

    The MiG-29SMT aircraft is in serial production since 2004 and is supplied to customers. The RAC "MiG" also upgrades the aircraft previously supplied to a number of Customers into the MiG-29SMT type.

    The MiG-29SMT main features:
    – Modern high precision weapons of "A-S" class are included into the weapons nomenclature. It is provided for the weapons nomenclature enhancement during aircraft life cycle.
    – The aircraft is equipped with multifunctional multi-mode pulse-Doppler airborne "Zhuk-ME" radar manufactured by "Fazotron-NIIP" Corporation. The radar is provided with a slot antenna array. As compared with the airborne radar of the previous generation the "Zhuk-ME" has enhanced scanning angles in azimuth, twice increased detection range, less weight and higher reliability. The "Zhuk-ME" radar provides for tracking up to 10 air targets with capability of simultaneous firing of 4 targets with missiles.
    – The airborne avionics of the MiG-29SMT aircraft is designed following the principle of open architecture on the basis of a mission computer with the data exchange multiplex channel (bus of MIL STD 1553B standard). It allows to install aboard the aircraft the new systems of Russian or foreign origin at the customer’s request.
    – The cockpit data display system includes two new wide-screen MFD-10-6 multifunction color displays and realizes the HOTAS conception.
    – INS-GPS navigation system is included into the navigation equipment.
    – The aircraft is equipped with in-flight refuelling system.

    Aircraft can be equipped with ECM system installed in pod. At the customer’s request the MiG-29SMT aircraft can be equipped with the upgraded IRSTS system as well as with radio-stations, navigation equipment and IFF transponders of different types.

    According to avionics architecture and weapons nomenclature the MiG-29SMT aircraft is unified with a new generation of the RAC "MiG" fighters family.

    The double-seat version of the MiG-29SMT aircraft is called the upgraded MiG-29UB. It has the same avionics structure and identical cockpit data display system composition but it has no radar. The upgraded MiG-29UB aircraft has the same weapons as the MiG-20SMT except for weapons with radar homing heads (for training purposes the simulation mode is provided).

    For both the MiG-29SMT and upgraded MiG-29UB aircraft the complete set of training means has been developed.

    While upgrading the previously supplied aircraft to the MiG-29SMT version the following optional works can be fulfilled:
    – aircraft structure reinforcement for the extension of flight hours and service life (depending on the aircraft technical condition);
    – increase of internal fuel tanks capacity;
    – installation of in-flight refueling systems of different types;
    – improvement and/or replacement of some airborne systems;
    – repair and transfer to on-condition maintenance.

    Performance:
    MiG-29SMT MiG-29UB upgraded
    Length, m 17,32 17,42
    Wing span, 11,36 11,36
    Height, m 4,73 4,73
    Take-off weight, kg:
    - normal 17 000 16 000
    - maximum 22 000 21 000
    Maximum airspeed, km/h:
    - near ground 1500 1500
    - at high altitude 2400 2230
    Maximum M-number 2,25 2,1
    Service ceiling, m 17 500 17 500
    Maximum G-load 9 9
    Ferry range, km:
    - without drop tanks:1800 1400
    - with 1 drop tank 2400 2000
    - with 3 drop tanks 3000 2600
    - with 3 drop tanks and one in-flight refueling more than 5000 -
    Engines RD-33 ser.3 RD-33 ser.2 (3)
    Take-off thrust, kgf 2х8300 2х8300
    Weapons:
    Number of external stations 6 6
    "A-A" missiles:
    - middle range 2хR-27ER1(R1)
    2хR-27ET1(T1)
    6хRVV-AE
    2хR-27ET1(T1)
    - short range 6хR-73E 6хR-73E
    "A-S" missiles:
    - general 2хKh-29TE
    2хKh-29L*
    4xKh-25ML* 2хKh-29TE
    2хKh-29L*
    4xKh-25ML*
    - anti-ship 2хKh-31A -
    - anti-radar 2хKh-31P 2хKh-31P
    Guided bombs 4хKAB-500Kr (OD)
    4хKAB-500L* 4хKAB-500Kr (OD)
    4хKAB-500L*
    Built-in air gun, 30 mm GSh-301 GSh-301
     
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    Is this carrier based for the aircraft carrier?
     
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    The Federation of American Scientists claims the MiG-29 is equal or better than the F-15C in some areas such as short aerial engagements because of the Helmet Mounted Weapons Sight (HMS) and better maneuverability at slow speeds.This was demonstrated when MiG-29s of the Luftwaffe participated in joint DACT exercises with U.S. fighters. The HMS was a great help, allowing the Germans to achieve a lock on any target the pilot could see within the missile field of view, including those almost 45 degrees off boresight. In contrast, the U.S. aircraft were only able to lock onto targets in a narrow window directly in front of the aircraft’s nose. It was not until late 2003 that the USAF and US Navy achieved Initial Operational Capability of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
    Indian MiG-29s were used extensively during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir by the Indian Air Force to provide fighter escort for Mirage 2000, which were attacking targets with laser-guided bombs. According to Indian sources, MiG-29s from the IAF's No. 47 squadron (Black Archers) gained missile lock on two F-16s of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) which were patrolling close to the border to prevent any incursions by Indian aircraft, but did not engage them because no official declaration of war had been issued. The Indian MiG-29s were armed with beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles whereas the Pakistani F-16s were not.
     
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    Yes Brother it is, and the pic above is one of ours on a Russian Aircraft Carrier!:india:
     
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    MIG-29K On Russian Aircraft Carrier Kuznetsov:




    OUCH at 1:47 thats gonna hurt the pilot!
     
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    Upgraded MIG-29SMT:

     
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    MIG-29SMT Cockpit:

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    Its characteristics are similar to Mig 35 . Then why did Russians put it in MRCA competition.??

    I guess they dont have another one to offer since SU-35 is also similar to SU-30MKI..
     
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    Dark_Prince 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes, its similar to MIG-35 minus AESA, range, length etc MIG-35 is slightly heavier A/C. They could not put MIG-29k up for MRCA, because it lacks AESA and this version is Naval, on the other hand MIG-35 has AESA with longer range!
     
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    Thanks a lot for this info, I have heard usually MKIs lock onto PAF, But did F-16s also lock onto MIGs, is it that they were not armed with BVR with old vintage radars, so they cud not?

    Now will will have improved Fulcrums i.e MIG-29Ks and SMTs. I believe they will gv PAF run for the money, if you look carefully these A/Cs have OLS/IRST in front of the cockpit (That round globe thing)? What is ur opinion on this up-gradation?
    :india:
     
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    how many Mig-29 s we have in our inventory and more importantly how many have been upgraded to SMT level..?
     
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    Cockpit picture of MIG 29 SMT

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    looks uber-cool
     
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    MIG-29 as i said earlier is a dedicated dogfighter.it was developed to counter F-15's.In BVR range IAF is operating the best in business.where as Pakistan air force has only Chinese BVR which are unreliable at its best(do not have integrated weapon system for launching BVR missiles in every air craft).This BVR capability gives an option to pilot to either engage in a dog fight or vice -versa.currently Pakistan will find it very hard to engage our fighters with out any BVR capability.
    As far as new IRST systems are concerned for Upgraded MIG-29,they have a new IRST system integrated with optical and laser systems, and it poses a significant challenge even to the stealth fighters F-22 and the F-35. This system is unique in the amount of tasks it can perform when compared to older IRST systems. It can provide targeting solutions for ground and air targets at up to 15 km. It can detect missiles thanks only to the warmth generated by air resistance on their nose and can provide the pilot with a detailed trajectory and it can do all these tasks across the full 360 degrees of the battlefield compared to its predecessors that usually only provided a certain amount of coverage in front of the pilot.
     
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