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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Fulcrum-B, Mig-29NUB and Mig-29UPG
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG and Sokol
Parent System: Mig-29
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): August 1983
Maiden Flight: 6 October 1977
Total Production: 1,979
Family Members: Mig-29, Mig-29K, Mig-29KUB, Mig-29M, Mig-29M2, Mig-29SMT, Mig-35D and Mig-35S
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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.

The Mig-29UB Fulcrum-B is a two-seat version of the proven Mig-29 fighter aircraft developed to provide training on the Mig-29 platform. Despite Mig-29UB lack of radar, it can be employed in combat missions engaging targets at short ranges employing the IRST system and the R-73 missile. Mig-29 operators also purchased the Mig-29UB trainer. These aircraft can be upgraded to the radar-equipped Mig-29UMT configuration to get advanced air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities.

Mig-29UB Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
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)
Ceiling: 17,500 meter (57,415 foot)
Max Range: 2,000 kilometer (1,080 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,410 kilometer
Top Speed at High Altitude: 698 mps (2,514 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 36,600 pound (16,602 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 18,000 kilogram (39,683 pound)
Payload: 4,000 kilogram (8,818 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mig-29UB News

There are 8 news between
16 Aug 2005 and 27 Jan 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017Russian Air Force to Replace Mig-29 Light Fighter Fleet with Mig-35 Jets
Wednesday, August 28, 2013India to Establish Zhuk-ME Radar Maintenance Facility for Mig-29UPG Jets
Monday, December 10, 2012Indian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Three Upgraded MiG-29UPG Fighters
Friday, February 4, 2011Indian Air Force Upgraded Mig-29UPG Makes its First Flight
Thursday, March 25, 2010Indian Air Force Mig-29 Aircraft to Receive IFF from Thales
Friday, August 21, 2009India Purchases RD-33 OVT Engines to Upgrade its Mig-29 Aircraft Fleet
Monday, April 21, 2008India Signs Deal with RAC MIG to Upgrade 63 Surviving Mig-29 Aircraft
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Russian AL-55I Aero Engine to Power Indian Combat Trainers

Operators & Related Equipment

Upgraded to Mig-29UBT
Upgraded to UBT standard

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