RD-33 OVT  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 678
Also Known As: RD-33 series 3
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Klimov JSC and MMP Chernyshev
Parent System: RD-33
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: RD-33, RD-33K, RD-33MK and RD-93MA
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Description: The Klimov RD-33 is a family of fighter aircraft engines developed to power the Mig-29 multi-role fighter and delivering between 18,000 and 20,000 pounds of thrust. Despite the Soviet Union's collapse, RD-33 engine family has evolved encompassing cutting technologies such as thrust vectoring control (TVC) which provides superior aircraft maneuverability compared with fixed nozzles engines.

RD-33 OVT features thrust vectoring control system which provides aircraft super maneuverability compared with fighter powered by fixed nozzles engines. Super maneuverability translates into the capability of flying at zero or near zero speed without angle of attack limitations. This means the aircraft can execute hard decelerations and high angular speed maneuvers assuming any position unexpected by the attacker. Super maneuverability capability was demonstrated by Russia in the late 1990s on the Su-37 demonstrator a variant of awesome Su-27 Flanker fighter.

The RD-33 OVT engine first flight occurred in 2003 and was expected to be completed in late 2005 or early 2006. The RD-33 OVT powering the Mig-29M was displayed publicly for the first time during MAKS Air Show 2005 in August 2005 in Moscow, Russia. The thrust vectoring is provided by 3D nozzles. Mig-29M and twin-seat Mig-29M2 series production were expected to be powered by this engine as standard equipment.

RD-33 OVT Applications

Combat Aircraft Mig-29M Mig-29M2 Mig-35D Mig-35S

RD-33 OVT Specifications

Max Takeoff Thrust: 9,000 kilogram (19,841 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RD-33 OVT News

There are 3 news between
21 Aug 2009 and 13 Feb 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Indian Air Force Eyeing Purchase of 21 Mig-29 Jets from Russia
Friday, February 4, 2011Indian Air Force Upgraded Mig-29UPG Makes its First Flight
Friday, August 21, 2009India Purchases RD-33 OVT Engines to Upgrade its Mig-29 Aircraft Fleet

Operators & Related Equipment

Contract signed in August 2009 for the supply of 26 engines from Russia and the production license of 120 engines in India. These engines are intended for the modernization of existing Mig-29 aircraft in the Indian Air Force.

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