India get the first 3 MiG29UPG fighters

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  1. sasi

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    Chindits: Russia Begins Supply Of Upgraded МиГ-29 To IAF
    Russia Begins Supply Of Upgraded ÐœiG-29 To IAF
    JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) began to supply upgraded MiG-29 fighters to the Indian Air Force. The first three aircraft are delivered to India by An-124 transport aircraft.
    Modernization significantly extends the range of tasks performed by MiG-29. The upgraded aircraft, along withincreased capability to fight air targets, acquire the ability to strike ground (surface) moving and stationary targets with precision weapons by day and night and in any weatherconditions.
    The maiden flight of the upgraded MiG-29UPG took place on February 4, 2011 atthe airdrome of the Flight Research Institute named after M.M. Gromov.
    The contract provides repairand modification of aircraft for the purpose of extendingthe life up to 3,500 flight hours and service life - up to 40 years.
    Developments of the RAC MiGcan significantly extend the life cycle of MiG-29, which was proven by the experience of modernization in a number of countries.
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    One of the ugliest birds in the IAF :D But she will be absolutely lethal! More than enough for PAFs F 16s.
     
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    when did the Mig-29 become the ugliest bird in IAF!i think that title should rather go to the Mig-27s of the IAF!personally the Mig-29 is my second all time favorite bird by its appearance(of course my 1st favorite is the SU-30 MKI:romantic:)
     
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    The characteristics of Indian MiG-29
    upgrade was confirmed by TsAMTO analytic
    center in Russia.
    Engines RD-33 ser 3 with BARK-88 FADEC
    and KSU-941UB removed control system.
    Radar Zhuk-ME
    FLIR KOLS
    Sh-3UM-1 Helmet Mounted Integrated
    Targeting system
    Displays’ number - 4
    K-36D-3.5 – ejecting chair
    BTsVM-90/BTsVM-486-2 – onboard
    computer
    BKTsO Digital signal processor
    L-150NU – passive guiding missiles station
    A new EW station (not elaborated)
    SVR video recording system, KARAT-B whole
    recording system
    BINS-SP navigation system with GPS
    A-053 radio-altmeter
    MS-2 voice warning system
    The weapon: RVV-AE, R-73E, R-27R1/
    R-27T1, R-27ER1/R-27ET1, Kh-29T/L,
    Kh-31A/P, Kh-35, KAB-500KR/OD/L,
    unguided bombs 50-500 kg, S-24B, S-8
    unguided rockets.
    1500 and 1900 liters dropped fuel tanks

    Defunct Humanity: MiG-29UPG detailes
     
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    This is wrong, no? It is the TOPSIGHT HMDS from THALES the UPG are coming with just like the MIG-29Ks of the IN, right?
     
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    Russian helmet is better, Specially with R-73..
     
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    Mig-29UPG is getting the Shchel HMS, not Topsight. Only IN Mig-29K comes with Topsight and is only qualified on the Mirage-2000.

    LCA, most probably Dash IV/V and will be the best HMD in the inventory.

    Anyway, as of today only IN has chosen Topsight I. Mirage-2000s are yet to be upgraded and we will need to wait and see if IAF will decide for it. The same with the MKI upgrade. Topsight I is a logical choice since it is owned by an Indian company. But it is a generation behind all the new HMDs coming into the market soon. I think only Prasun Sen Gupta came out with the Topsight I for MKI article.

    I had already posted this before. As of today, old Mig-29s have Shchel-3UM (to be upgraded with 3UM-1), MKIs have SURA-K, old Mirage-2000s have no HMS while Bisons come with SURA-K too. Jaguars have MK3C/4A.
     
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