MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB flew with the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov"
JSC "RSK" MiG "successfully conducted on heavy aircraft carrier (heavy aircraft)," Admiral Kuznetsov "flight tests ship-based fighters MiG-29K/KUB, mass-produced on request of the Indian Navy.
In tests on MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB 28 and 29 September 2009 made several landings and takeoffs on the deck of the cruiser, located in the Barents Sea.
During test flights the aircraft flown by test pilots RAC "MiG" Mikhail Belyaev, Pavel Vlasov, Nikolay Diorditsa and test pilot of Air Force Colonel Oleg Russia match.
The flights conducted Deputy Director-General RSK MiG on flight operations - Chief Flight Test Center im.A.V.Fedotova Hero of Russia Pavel Vlasov. Over the course of testing observed by representatives of the customer.
Flight tests MiG-29K/KUB on heavy aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" sum up the great work of creation in Russia of a new shipborne fighters.
General Director RAC "MiG" Mikhail Pogosyan, who was during a test flight aboard the cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov", thanked the pilots for their excellent work and stressed that the flights from the deck require the highest flying skills. Mikhail Pogosyan, expressed confidence that the aircraft will be needed MiG-29K/KUB Russia's Armed Forces. The head of the Corporation "MiG" is also noted that the successful tests on the ship will contribute to the further development of the program MiG-29K/KUB in India and the increased interest of other foreign customers for new aircraft RAC "MiG".
Test pilots performing flights on MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB during testing in the Northern Fleet:
- Mikhail Belyaev - Test Pilot Class 1;
- Pavel Vlasov - Hero of Russia, Honored Test Pilot of Russia, Deputy Director RAC "MiG" by Flight Operations - Chief Flight Test Center (persons) im.A.V.Fedotova, head of flight services;
- Nicholas Diorditsa - Hero of Russia, distinguished test pilot of the RF, OFFICERS im.A.V.Fedotova;
- Oleg Match - Senior Test Pilot of the State Flight Test Center to them.
Marine MiG-29K (single) and MiG-29KUB (double) - Multi-purpose aircraft generation "4 + +, designed to solve the problems of ship air defense compounds, gaining dominance in the air, destruction of surface and ground targets with precision weapons controlled day and night all weather conditions.
First flight of skilled MiG-29KUB held in January 2007 the first serial aircraft took off in March 2008
The main technical and technological innovations on the fighters MiG-29K/KUB:
- Improved airframe with a high proportion of composite materials;
- Folding wings with improved mechanization, providing improved takeoff and landing characteristics;
- Digital integrated-wire aircraft control system with quadruple redundancy;
- Significantly reduced visibility in the radar range;
- Increased combat load;
- Increased internal fuel capacity and the availability of in-flight refueling;
- The ability to refuel other aircraft fuel in the fuel unit refueling equipment PAZ-1MK.
Fighters MiG-29K/KUB the improved performance and higher reliability of assemblies, systems and components. Compared to the previous fighters, flying resource MiG-29K/KUB increased more than 2 times, and flight hour cost is reduced almost in 2,5 times. The avionics MiG-29K/KUB based on the principle of open architecture. The fighter is installed multifunctional multimode pulse-Doppler airborne radar station (radar) "Zhuk-ME. Compared with the previous-generation radars, it has a greater range of viewing angles in azimuth, double the detection range, lower weight and higher reliability. Radar" Zhuk -ME provides support up to 10 air targets and the simultaneous firing of rockets on four of them. MiG-29K/KUB equipped with modern multi-channel optical-location station and the system of targeting passive homing anti-radar missiles.
The complex consists of arming guided missiles, air-to-air and air-to-surface, adjustable, bombs, rockets, aerial bombs and built-in 30-mm cannon. At the request of the customer into the arms may be introduced new models of aircraft weapons.
For MiG-29K/KUB developed a complete set of teaching aids, including an integrated simulator with the system of mobility.
The strategy of integration capabilities RSK MiG and Sukhoi Company, the new fighter MiG will be implemented in the system created for the new generation of combat aircraft.