The air superiority MiG-29 fighters adapted to NATO & ICAO standards, having the following new features:
– "Friend or Foe" targets classification within NATO standard without addressing to the ground control center*;
– compatibility with GPS "NAVSTAR", TACAN radio-navigation system, short-range radio-navigation and landing system;
– significant expansion of in-flight navigation data availability due-to additional mission computer and LCD monitor installation;
– operation in the NATO frequency bands, communication with NATO ATC centers due-to additional radio-stations installation;
– international en-route flights using anti-collision strobe-lights corresponding to NATO/ICAO standards;
– aircraft position detection abandoned by a pilot.
In the course of upgrading the weapons nomenclature remains the same as compared with the original aircraft.
In the composition of the MiG-29SD aircraft airborne avionics the data exchange multiplex channel is added (bus of MIL STD 1553B standard).
Aboard the MiG-29 aircraft adapted to NATO & ICAO standards the new radio-stations, navigation and IFF systems of UK and USA production are installed. The cockpit data display system is improved due to installation of MFD-54 multifunction color display with button bezel and PUS-29 systems control panel (supplied by Russian company "SKB "Russian Avionics").
As compared with the original MiG-29 aircraft the airborne avionics of the MiG-29SD aircraft has additional mission computer intended for solving the navigation and identification tasks.
The specific scope of up-grading works and new equipment composition can vary depending on the Customer request.
BAE Systems, Rockwell Collins and other companies are subcontractors under the MiG-29 aircraft up-grading program to the NATO & ICAO standards.
The air-superiority gaining MiG-29 fighters adapted only to the ICAO standards differ in simplified composition of airborne equipment and lesser possibilities.
During the MiG-29 aircraft adaptation to NATO and/or ICAO standards the following optional up-grading can be fulfilled:
– aircraft structure reinforcement for the extension of flight hours and service life up to 100% (depending on the aircraft technical condition);
– increase of internal fuel tanks capacity;
– installation of in-flight refueling systems of different types;
– improvement and/or replacement of some airborne systems;
– repair and transfer to on-condition maintenance.
The MiG-29 aircraft up-grading to NATO & ICAO standards can be fulfilled without aircraft delivery to Russia.
The MiG-29 fighters upgraded to NATO & ICAO standards have been in operation with Slovakian AF since 2006.
* The MiG-29 fighters belonging to the AF of states which are not the NATO members initially have the above possibilit but without right to enter the NATO airspace..
|Wing span, m||11,36|
|Take-off weight, kg:|
|- normal||14 900|
|- maximum||18 000|
|Maximum airspeed, km/h:|
|- near ground||1500|
|- at high altitude||2400|
|Service ceiling, m||18 000|
|Ferry range, km:|
|- without drop tanks||1500|
|- with 1 drop tanks||2100|
|- with 3 drop tanks||2900|
|Engines||RD-33 ser.2 (3)|
|Take-off thrust, kgf||2х8300|
|Number of external stations||6|
|- middle range||2хR-27R1|
|- short range||6хR-7ЗE|
|Built-in air gun, 30 mm||GSh-301|