The single-seated MiG-29K and two-seated MiG-29KUB are “4++” generation multi-role fighters intended for naval air defense missions, air superiority, and the destruction of sea-surface and ground targets with guided and precision weapons functional in daylight and at night, in any weather.
The MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighters are baseline airplanes of a new, unified family that also includes MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35/MiG-35D fighters.
MiG-29K/KUB airplanes are deployed on aircraft-capable ships with a minimum displacement of 28,000 tons (equipped with take-off ramps and landing arresting gear) as well as on land-based airfields.
A MiG-29/KUB fighter made its first flight in January 2007.
MiG-29K/KUBs are produced for the Indian Navy.
The key engineering and manufacturing innovations implemented in MiG-29K/KUB fighters include:
Like the other airplanes in their unified family, MiG-29K/KUB fighters offer improved operational availability, serviceability, and high reliability in terms of their components, systems and assembly units. The MiG-29K/KUB has a more than doubled flight life and almost 2.5-fold lower cost per fight hour as compared to older versions. MiG-29K/KUBs are operated without overhauls.
Their power generation is comprised of RD-33MK afterburning turbofan engines with increased thrust, equipped with smokeless combustion chambers and a new full-authority electronic-control system (FADEC type). The engines are of modular design and offer increased reliability and service life.
The avionic equipment on MiG-29K/KUBs is built on the principle of open architecture based on the MIL-STD-1553B standard.
The fighter is equipped with Zhuk-ME multi-functional multi-modal pulsed Doppler side-scanning airborne radars produced by the Fazotron-NIIR Corporation. The radar is fitted with a slot array antenna. Compared to its older generations, the Zhuk-ME radar has a greater range of azimuth coverage angles, doubled location range, lower weight, and higher reliability. The Zhuk-ME radar provides for the tracking of up to 10 aerial targets and the simultaneous firing of missiles at four of these targets.
The MiG-29K/KUB is equipped with an up-to-date multichannel infrared search-and-track station and target designator system for passive seekers of anti-radar missiles.
The airplane allows for the installation of containers with infrared and laser-aiming equipment used for the highlighting of ground targets.
The open architecture of the avionics system allows for the on-board installation of new equipment and weapons from Russian and foreign manufacturers at the customer’s request.
MiG-29K/KUB airplanes are equipped with a Karat built-in integrated automatic monitoring-and-recording system, an airborne video-recording system, a computerized system for uploading flight missions to the avionic system, as well as an independent power-generating system for ground testing equipment without the need to start main engines.
The weapon system includes air-to-air and air-to-surface guided missiles, glide bombs, rockets, aerial bombs, and an integral 30-mm gun. New weapons may be included in the weapon system at the customer’s request.
The single-seat and two-seat versions have an identical set of equipment and weapons, and feature a high degree of design unification.
A functionally-complete set of training equipment has been developed for the MiG-29K/KUB, which includes a full flight simulator with motion system.
|Aircraft length (m)||17.мар||17.мар|
|Wing span m*||ноя.99||ноя.99|
|Aircraft height, m||04.апр||04.апр|
|Take-off weight, kg:|
|Maximum flight speed, km/h:|
|- near ground||1,4||1,4|
|- at high altitude||2,2||2,1|
|Service ceiling, m||17,5||17,5|
|Maximum load factor||8||8|
|Ferry range, km|
|- w/o drop tanks||2||1,7|
|- with 3 drop tanks||3,000||2,7|
|- with 3 drop tanks and one refueling||5,500||5,5|
|Takeoff thrust, kgf||2 х 9,000||2 х 9,000|
|Number of weapon hardpoints||8||8|
|Guided air-to-air missiles:|
|- medium-range||6 x RVV-AE||6 x RVV-AE|
|- short-range||8 x R-73E||8 x R-73E|
|Guided air-to-surface missiles:|
|- anti-ship||4 x X-31A, X-35E||4 x X-31A, X-35E|
|- anti-radar||4 x X-31P||4 x X-31P|
|Integral 30 mm gun||Gsh-301||Gsh-301|
|* in extended (flight) position|