6 Indian MiG 29 jets upgraded in Russia

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  1. mikhail

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    Kuala Lumpur: Six of the 69 MiG-29 fighter planes of the Indian Air Force have been upgraded in Russia and the remaining jets will be upgraded in India, a Russian official has said.

    The official from the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG made the comments at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2013 in Malaysia on Saturday, the closing day of the exhibition.
    The official said the modernisation is carried out in two stages. At the first stage, six planes were flown to Russia, accompanied by an Indian project team, which will then teach specialists in India, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.

    Three of the six planes have already gone back home. The other three are being upgraded at Nizhny Novgorod's Sokol, which is part of MiG. They will be handed over to India before the end of the year, the official was quoted as saying.
    At the second stage, the remaining 63 fighter planes will be upgraded in India by Indian specialists, the official said.

    The modernisation programme was launched in 2009 in cooperation with India's HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).

    The IAF has awarded the MiG corporation a USD 900 million contract to upgrade all of its 69 operational MiG-29s.

    These upgrades include a new avionics kit, with the N-109 radar being replaced by a Phazatron Zhuk-M radar. The aircraft is also being equipped to enhance beyond-visual-range combat ability and for air-to-air refuelling to increase flying time.

    The service life of the modernised aircraft has been extended to 40 years, Russian media reports had said.

    In 2007, Russia gave HAL a license to manufacture 120 RD-33 series 3 turbojet engines for the upgrade.

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    6 Indian MiG 29 jets upgraded in Russia
    well thats a good news for us,but i thought we only had 68 Mig-29 A/B/UB variants as one got crashed in the late 2011
     
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    pls let me know after upgrade the plane will be > f16(pak) !! > chinsie planes .
     
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    yes buddy they surely can hold off their own against the might aircrafts like F-16 blk-52 of PAF and J-10 of PLAAF.the Mig-29UPG is the most advanced version of the basic Mig-29 in the world.the Russians did a terrific job to upgade those aircraft with all the state of the art weaponry and equipments.and remember one thing,at the end of the day Mig-29 is still one of the best fighter aircraft of the world and second to none in WVR combat and with this upgradation it's now in a league with the top 4th generation aircrafts that our neighboring countries have in their disposal.so don't you worry about the F-16s and beside PAF has got only 18 brand new blk-52 aircrafts in their disposal and the remaining 45 F-16s are being upgraded through MLU.
     
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    Any Gurus with specs of the Zhuk M2E radar? is it different from the ME version.??
     
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    Zhuk M2E radar
    The Zhuk (Beetle) family of X-band Pulse-Doppler radars provide aircraft with two modes of operation, air to air and air to surface. The air to air mode of the Zhuk is capable of detecting targets and measuring their coordinates, range and speed.The radar has a look-down/shoot-down capability for air targets against a cluttered or water background and a variety of search modes are available. Individual targets can be tracked or multiple targets can be tracked and engaged at once while searching for new targets in track-while-scan mode.The Zhuk radar can identify detected targets by class and prioritise multiple targets for engagement. A variety of close combat scanning modes are featured including vertical scan, HUD view, boresight and slewable are available as well as locking onto a visually acquired target.The Zhuk radar also offers the ability to track and engage helicopters even when they are hovering.The Zhuk is compatible with a variety of air to air weapons including the radar guided R-77 and R-27 missiles to which it can provide targeting, target brightening and radio adjustment.The radar is compatible with optically guided missiles like the R-73 and can also provide fire control for aircraft cannon.


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    In the air to surface mode the N010 radar offers a mapping capability using either Synthetic aperture radar (SAR), real beam or doppler beam narrowing modes with a resolution of up to 3x3m with zooming and image freezing functions.The radar can detect and track with measurement of range and speed both moving and static ground and naval targets. The Zhuk radar can support low altitude terrain following flying and can also detect dangerous weather patterns during flight. The radar is compatible with a variety of air to surface weaponry including Kh-29 air to surface missiles as well as Kh-31 anti-radiation missiles.
    The Zhuk radar is modular in design with older variants of the radar such as the Zhuk-M and Zhuk-MS capable of being upgraded to the latest Zhuk-A standard.
    -courtesy Wikipedia.
    Zhuk radar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    beside this the Mig-29UPG will also feature the new Thales helmet mounted sight Topsight I.
    https://sites.google.com/site/idpsentinel/air-force-projects/fighters/mig-29-upgrade-mig-29upg
     
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    Indian MIG-29UPG..
     
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    [​IMG] range increased as well? Mig 29 is a light weight fighter jet with less range.. Wat about new Mig 29
     
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    Extra fuel tank in that hump will increase its range..
     
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    some photos of the upgraded Mig-29 UPG versions of the IAF:-
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    Its worth a upgrade... Great far more better than Mig -29 ... Super:india:
     
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    Its more like MMRCA than Light fighter jet. Even previous Mig-29 is better than any American Light fighter..With these new updates i guess it can chalenge F18 and beyound
     
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    Hmmm ... Like how the upgrades have improved the final punch of this aircraft... BUT oh man that hump is UGLY ..:toilet: MIG 29 was on of the most classically beautiful aircraft out there. The lines where symetrical and pleasing to the eyes...Oh man now she looks pregnant ...:rolleyes:
     

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