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Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:02:47 PM »
From: aviatia.net

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MiG-29 History – Born of “Fulcrum”

The shock came when the CIA in Langley, USA, looked through data sent by their surveillance satellites from Ramenscoye aircraft test facility in Russia, at this time still the USSR and a potent enemy to NATO. According to rumors the USSR was going to introduce a new aircraft generation (MiG-29) with a performance equal to that of new NATO aircraft such as the F15 and F16. Nobody really believed in them, because the USSR was said to lack the experience and the abilities to develop such a high-tech aircraft. As the intelligence officer went through the data, he could hardly believe his eyes. He found signs of an aircraft at Ramenscoye ramp with a fuselage shape somewhat similar to an F15 but smaller in size. It received “RAM-L” as code-name for being a test aircraft from Ramenscoye and not yet in use with the Soviet Air Force.

On October 6, 1977, renowned test pilot Alexander Fedotov took this new aircraft design for the first time to the air. This maiden flight of “Product 9” – the official Soviet designation for the MiG 29 design ­ was the result of a program initialized in the late 1960s and divided in 1971 into two separate designs: LFPI (ljochki=light) and TFPI (tjasholui= heavy). The outcome of the TFPI was the Sukhoi SU 27, put into service 1987, and that of the LFPI, the MiG 29, taken into service in 1983. After MiG-29 introduction it was given the NATO code name “Fulcrum”, a name that MiG-29 still carries today.

At an early design stage it was planned to skip an interim solution and equip new MiG 29 fighter with a newly developed system, the N-019 radar


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Image credit: U.S. Air Force via theaviationist.com

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MiG 29 Tactical Fighter Take off into the Future (Documentary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2qii9jkZLQ



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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 07:04:51 PM »
Related topics:

* RMAF MiG-29

* The Algerian Mig-29 fiasco

* PAF evaluation of the Mig-29

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Indian Navy wants Russian MiG-29K jets to be ‘ruggedized’ | Defense news
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New Delhi — The Indian Navy is facing acute maintenance problems with the 45 Russian-made MiG-29K aircraft, which are the sole fighters on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, according a senior Indian Navy official.

“We (Indian Navy) want the MiG-29K aircraft to be ruggedized to carry out operations because landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier is almost like a hard landing and the fighter aircraft needs frequent maintenance,” the Navy official said.

“There are frequent structural defects due to deck landing,” the official added.



A MIG-29K Fulcrum aircraft from the Indian Navy performs a flyover above the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Nimitz during Exercise Malabar on July 16, 2017, in the Bay of Bengal as part of Exercise Malabar. (MC3 Weston A. Mohr/U.S. Navy)
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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »
Serbia receives Russian MiG-29 jets during tension in the Balkans | Defense news
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Two of the disassembled warplanes were transported on a Russian cargo plane that landed at a military airport near Belgrade on Monday afternoon. All six are to arrive by Oct. 20, when Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected in the Serbian capital.

Moscow is handing over the MiGs for free, but it’s estimated the overhaul of the secondhand aircraft will cost Serbia some $236 million.

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Serbia’s archrival, NATO-member Croatia, is shopping for a new fighter to replace the nation’s aging MiG-21s. The two leading contenders for the planned contract reportedly include the Israeli version of American Lockheed Martin’s F-16 and Swedish Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen.

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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 01:32:11 AM »
Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter involved in accident at NAS Hansa | Janes - 03 January 2018
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The pilot of the aircraft aborted the flight after the MiG-29K veered off the end of the runway during take-off and caught fire, according to the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB).

The pilot opened the canopy and safely exited the aircraft. The fire was expeditiously doused, the PIB stated. The service has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 05:51:32 AM »
Belarus gifts Serbia four MiG-29s | Janes - 23 April 2018
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They "will be overhauled and modernised under the same model as the six aircraft received from the Russian Federation", Vulin said.

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The Belarusian donation will increase the number of Serbian Air Force MiG-29s to 14 and is likely to be conditional on the gifted jets being overhauled and modernised in Belarus.

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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 08:09:13 AM »
Recalling the time the Israelis were able to study and fly MiG-29s

IAF Magazine

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The “Sting” has landed

In recent months, Russia negotiates the sales of MIG-29 fighter jets to Syria. This is a good time to recall that in 1997, under a heavy cloud of secrecy, three MIG-29 “Fulcrum” ("Sting" in Russian)) landed in Israel. For several weeks, Israeli test pilots learned the plane and its weapon systems inside and out, flown numerous hours, and tested the jet’s abilities when facing Israeli fighter jets

Noam Ofir | Udi Ezion | Nikolai Avrutov

“In terms of its abilities, the MIG-29 equals those of the F-15 and F-16 jets. In some respects it even surpasses the two”, said Major N, Chief Experimental Pilot of the MIG.
 
Three single seat MIG-29s stayed at one of the Israeli Air Force bases for a few weeks. The MIGs were secretly brought to Israel, and it was a rare opportunity for the air force to study up close what of the main interception jets used by Iran and Syria.

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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 01:53:42 PM »
http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=1136.0

Phazotron-NIIR readies new AESA radar for Russian fighter trials | Janes - 20 November 2018
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The new radar will be installed into the Russian Aerospace Forces' new MiG-35 multirole combat aircraft and retrofitted as part of an upgrade programme for the MiG-29 'Fulcrum'.


The Russian Aerospace Forces will eventually update their MiG-29 and MiG-35 combat aircraft with the new Zhuk-AME AESA radar. Source: Nikolai Novichkov

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Re: Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 06:39:15 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/86269/hungarian-mod-looks-to-sell-off-decommissioned-mig-29s

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Hungarian MoD looks to sell off decommissioned MiG-29s

The single lot includes 19 aircraft (some of which are not airworthy and partly cannibalised), 20 engines, and 293 other items including integrated weapons.

The initial price for the package has been set at HUF2.8 billion (USD10 million) and the deal must be approved by the relevant Russian authorities.