MiG-29UPG Multipurpose fighter © Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG"

Photos MiG-29UPG © Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG"


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NATO reporting name: Fulcrum
MiG-29UPG (MiG-29 «9-12B») Upgraded multirole fighter

 

It made its maiden flight on 4 February 2011, MiG-29UPG “s/n KBU3301”, Gromov Flight Research Institute, part of the IAF MiG-29 upgrade program.

The project was undertaken by the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG". The agreement entered into force on March 7, 2008 and provided for the modernization of all IAF operational MiG-29s, including trainers. This contract amounts to 900 million. dollars.

 

MiG-29UPG “s/n KBU3301” © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

Highlights of MiG-29UPG upgrade

Glass cockpits with HOTAS-compatible flight controls
The conformal spine fuel tank the cockpit and it also possible to install additional equipment
The modernization will include
Modern electronics
Low operating costs
Equipment of western origin can be easily adapted to the aircraft
Transportion of new generation missiles
Installation of modern AESA type radar (Zhuk-M2E or Zhuk-ME)
The overhaul life the aircraft is a long 3500 hours
Transportation of external fuel tank with a capacity of 1500 and 1900 l.
KOLS infrared search and track sensor and laser ranger

 

MiG-29UPG with Kh-35 anti-ship missile © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

In general, this is an progression of the MiG-29 “9-12B”, which includes more fuel engines, in creased fuel capacity, service life, possibly improved coating for trace reduction an advanced sensors and weapons. The new radar and weapons systems of the MiG-29UPG (are analogous to the SMT and KUB version).

 

MiG-29UPG-UB Training aircraft © Konstantinos Panitsidis

MiG-29UPG-UB Training aircraft

 

Equipment aircraft:

Radar “Zhuk-ME” or “Zhuk-M”Multifunction Radar with a Slotted antenna array

 

Radar “Zhuk-ME” or “Zhuk-M”Multifunction Radar with a Slotted antenna array © Konstantinos Panitsidis



Operation modes: Air-to-Air: Detection of targets and measurement of the it range

-in look-up mode
-in look-down mode (against ground/sea background)

Single target track

Track of 10 targets in the track-while-scan and simultaneous attack against 4 targets.
Close maneuvering combat modes (Vertical, HUD field of view, Sighting, Boresight, Slewable). Helicopter detection and attack, including of hovering. Target class identification and target quantity determation.

 

Frequency band X
Type slotted array
Diameter, mm 624
Built-in guard channel angle movements  
- in azimuth, deg ±85
- in elevation, deg +60 / -40
- scan zones, deg  ±40 / ±30 / ±60
Target detection range (km) for targets of RCS=5m2 in air-to-air modes  
look-up: head-on aspect  120
look-up: tail-on aspect 40
look-down: head-on aspect  110
look-down: tail-on aspect 45
Target detection range (km) in air-to-surface modes  
destroyer (RCS 3000m2) 300
missile boat (RCS 300m2) 150
railway bridge (RCS 100m2) 120
group of moving tanks (RCS 10m2) 300
Mass, kg 220

 

MiG-29UPG-UB with Kh-29 training missile © Konstantinos Panitsidis

MiG-29UPG-UB with Kh-29 training missile

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

MiG-29UPG © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB MiG
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Multipurpose fighter
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
Two bypass engine, RD-33 series 3M
Thrust, kg
2 x 8.300
DIMENSIONS
 
Length+Pitot, m
17,32
Height, m
4,73
Wing span, m
11,36
Wing area, m2
38,10
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
21.000
Normal take-off, kg
16.850
Empty aircraft, kg
11.600
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
2.450
Max speed in low height, km/h
1.500
Range, km
 
- without external fuel tanks
1.400
- with external fuel tank
2.800
- with three external fuel tank
3.400
- with three fuel tanks and In-flight refueling
6.700
Service ceiling, m
18.000
Rate of climb, m/min
19.800
Maximum overload, g
9
ARMAMENT
1 x 30 mm cannon GSh-301 with 150 rounds.
Warload - 4.000 kg in 6 hardpoints: 2 x R-27E, up to four air-to-air medium-range missiles R-27 or up to six RVV-AE or up to six short-range missile R-73.

Air-to-Air missiles: Kh-25ML, up to four Kh-29T or Kh-29L.

Anti-ship missiles Kh-31A, Kh-35U, anti-radar Kh-31P. Up to four guided air bomb KAB-500kr or KAB-500L.

And also aerial bombs 250 kg or 500 kg. KMGU (Unified Container for Small-sized Load), B-8M1 rocket pods for S-8 or S-24B.