Description: The Mig-29, Fulcrum NATO-codename, is a single-seat, highly maneuverable fighter aircraft designed to engage airborne targets such as aircraft, UAVs and cruise missiles. It features a limited air-to-surface/ ground strike capability. The Mig-29 is the Soviet counterpart to US F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. More than 1,300 Mig-29s have been produced for 27 countries worldwide. The Mig-29 aircraft features an integrated fire control system comprising the aircraft radar, and Infrared Search and Track (IRST) device, and a helmet-mounted sight. It can accommodate medium range R-27 and short range R-73 air-to-air missiles, bombs, and rockets as well as a built-in 30mm GSh-301 gun. The Mig-29 is able to outperform any existing western aircraft in a short range engagement employing the combination of R-73 missile, helmet-mounted sight and IRST. The Mig-29 Fulcrum avionics are not as sophisticated as its NATO counterparts aircraft such as the Mirage 2000, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18. In the event of an air-to-air engagement at medium range NATO-aircraft shall have advantage over the Soviet Mig-29. However in a dogfight the Mig-29 will outperform NATO-aircraft easily. In the ground strike role the Mig-29 doesn't match NATO-aircraft capabilities.
During the 1990s the Mig-29K development was frozen due to economic turmoil throughout Russia, thereafter development was restarted since 2002. The Mig-29KUB is the two-seat version of the Mig-29K featuring exactly the same advanced characteristics of the single-seat model. The two-seat model is specially suitable for training and attack missions carrying precision guided weapons thanks to the increased workload capacity provided by the second crew member. The carrier-based Mig-29KUB two-seat aircraft has the same capabilities and performance of the Mig-29M2 multi-role aircraft. The first advanced Mig-29KUB aircraft entered service with the Indian Navy in 2008. In 2012 the Russian Navy ordered 24 Mig-29K (20) and Mig-29KUB (4) to support the aging Su-33 fleet onboard the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.
In January 2004, the Indian Navy purchased the Admiral Gorshkov carrier from Russia along with an important weapons package including both the Mig-29K and Mig-29KUB shipborne aircraft. Firm order included four Mig-29KUBs to be delivered from 2007 until 2009. There is an option for 30 additional aircraft until 2015. The Mig-29K and Mig-29KUB aircraft delivered to India from 2008 are the second generation to Mig-29 shipborne aircraft which entered service in the early 1990s. Mig-29K and Mig-29KUB along with the Mig-29M, Mig-29M2, Mig-35 and Mig-35D form the core of the next generation Mig-29 family aircraft. The upgraded Mig-29K and Mig-29KUB features at least 15 percent of composite material components within the airframe.
Number of Engines: 2 Dimensions Height: 4.70 meter (15.4 foot)
Length: 17.3 meter (57 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 11.4 meter (37.4 foot) Performance Ceiling: 17,500 meter (57,415 foot)
Max Range: 5,000 kilometer (2,700 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,700 kilometer Speed Top Speed at High Altitude: 781 mps (2,812 kph) Weight Max Takeoff Thrust: 38,800 pound (17,600 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 23,700 kilogram (52,249 pound)
Payload: 6,500 kilogram (14,330 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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