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Ukrainian media: Upgraded fighter MiG-29MU2 risks remaining in a single copy

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The leadership of the Lviv Aircraft Repair Plant (LGARZ) complains that the country's defense department did not provide the enterprise with the opportunity to implement orders for 2021. It is noted that at the moment the state-owned enterprise is completing work on orders that were received last year and earlier. One of the ongoing contracts is the modernization of the MiG-29 fighter. We are talking about the MiG-29MU2 variant.


Ukrainian media report that "the modernization is almost complete", but there is also a problem. The publication Defense Express says that the MiG-29MU2 fighter runs the risk of remaining in a single copy in the Ukrainian Air Force.

What is the difference between the upgraded version of the MU2 and other variants of the Soviet-designed fighter?


In Ukraine, they note that at the Lviv plant, the car is being turned into a "truly multi-purpose" one. In particular, the aircraft can be used to destroy not only air targets, but also targets on the ground.

Initial work on this type of modernization began in 2018. Now, according to Ukrainian media, the aircraft is going through the final stages of testing, although it is not entirely clear what kind of "final tests are we talking about" if it is in the factory hangar.

Nikolay Chernoshtan, Deputy Chief Engineer of the Lviv Aircraft Repair Plant:

Previously, the MiG-29 was a front-line fighter, using only air-to-air missiles, and now it can use guided weapons against ground targets.

At the same time, the plant itself is sounding the alarm due to the fact that it is getting closer to bankruptcy due to the lack of new orders.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 19 March 2021 13: 36
    +19
    Yes, soon America will send them the F35, so let the Soviet be cut into metal.
    1. sibiryk
      sibiryk 19 March 2021 13: 42
      +9
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Yes, soon America will send them the F35, so let the Soviet be cut into metal.

      Most likely the calendar will be sent from the F35
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 19 March 2021 14: 01
        +24
        Ukrainian media: Upgraded fighter MiG-29MU2 risks remaining in a single copy

        MU2 - This is true ?

        1. figwam
          figwam 19 March 2021 14: 26
          +7
          Quote: Insurgent
          MU2 - is that so?

          Modification 2 ...
        2. gurzuf
          gurzuf 19 March 2021 15: 05
          +4
          Moo twice, it's probably Moo moo
        3. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 19 March 2021 18: 33
          +2
          Quote: Insurgent
          MU2 - is that so?

          Mudwa. And that's it.
          1. synodontis
            synodontis 19 March 2021 20: 25
            +1
            the letter b is clearly superfluous
        4. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 20 March 2021 09: 45
          +2
          Quote: Insurgent
          Ukrainian media: Upgraded fighter MiG-29MU2 risks remaining in a single copy

          MU2 - This is true ?



          The cow on the left is smarter.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 20 March 2021 09: 50
            +2
            Quote: OrangeBigg
            The cow on the left is smarter.

            Obviously yes She even opened her mouth in surprise ...
      2. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 19 March 2021 19: 48
        +4
        Quote: sibiryk
        Most likely the calendar will be sent from the F35
        You can order at least a "squadron" right now, at least two ...
        f-35 lightning 2
        The price is 2360 rubles ... (size 1/72).
        f-35 lightning 2
        The price is 1500 rubles (size 1/48).
        soldier
    2. Simargl
      Simargl 19 March 2021 14: 16
      +2
      Quote: Pessimist22
      soon America will send them F35
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 19 March 2021 13: 39
    +3
    They have an F-35 on the way, why does Ukraine need a MiG-29 ............
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 19 March 2021 13: 44
    +4
    Ukrainian media: Upgraded fighter MiG-29MU2 risks remaining in a single copy
    "tuzik" is dead ... there is no need to trample around a corpse, bury it and forget.
    And so, at the expense of the "penguin" .... dreamers dreamers. Although, this is more like nonsense.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 19 March 2021 14: 00
      +13
      Quote: rocket757
      tuzik "dead ... there is no reason to trample around the corpse, bury and forget.

      And so, they have everything ... Served beautifully, but in fact .... "Neptune" - 1 pc. MiG-29 (modernized) - 1pc. T-84 (Stronghold) - 1pc. ACS "Bogdana" - 1 pc. Etc.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 March 2021 14: 16
        +2
        Their president and his entourage took everything away to their bins ... and since they did not even pull the capitalists, greedy grabber from the gateway, they screwed up all the great wealth that was left extremely inherited from the USSR. And the people sho ... everything was gone, and the last stage is jumping and pots on their heads !!!
        Have pity on them? No, thank you ... most likely we will have to treat everyone there, then.
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 19 March 2021 19: 28
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          No, thank you

          Dismissals should start with Zelensky. And then - Avakyan, Saakashvili, Lyashko, in general, all the chief executives.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 19 March 2021 22: 52
            +2
            Who will fire? The striped ambassador?
            There is no other power ...
        2. Alex widerkehr
          Alex widerkehr 20 March 2021 23: 18
          -2
          It's good that in Russia everything belongs to the people. Subsoil. forests and factories. I read the article: Russia is ahead of America and China! (https://zavtra.ru/blogs/rossiya_vperedi_ameriki_i_kitaya) I advise you to read. And I am proud that I am a citizen of Russia
          1. Non liberoid Russian
            Non liberoid Russian 24 March 2021 06: 51
            0
            you are the same citizen of Russia as I am a knight of the island of Malta
            1. Alex widerkehr
              Alex widerkehr 24 March 2021 11: 32
              -1
              With an unfamiliar person, it is customary to say "you". Russian language etiquette. Yes, I have dual citizenship. I personally know entrepreneurs from Russia who have passports of citizens of Cyprus and Latvia. German citizenship is understandable.
      2. Dilettante grandfather
        Dilettante grandfather 21 March 2021 18: 15
        0
        And for MU (zeya), more is not required.
  4. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 19 March 2021 14: 16
    +3
    Ukrainian media: Upgraded fighter MiG-29MU2 risks remaining in a single copy
    Well what can I say? Up galloped!
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 19 March 2021 14: 41
      +3
      Interestingly, and they saw themselves from the side?
      1. Tochilka
        Tochilka 19 March 2021 18: 42
        +3
        The lady in the fur coat looks impressive. The pan wonderfully repeats the German helmet. The belt is wide and reliable. laughing
    2. Richard
      Richard 19 March 2021 19: 04
      0
      Excuse me, Ash Poseidonov (Roman), are you by any chance a former Lipchanin?
      He just shoved this picture into all his posts on the "Ukrainian theme" smile
      1. AshPoseidon
        AshPoseidon 19 March 2021 22: 45
        +1
        Not Lipchanin, although he was met in the vastness of VO. I read this resource for a long time.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 March 2021 14: 23
    +6
    Reminds the anecdote of Soviet times "five years ago we stood on the edge of the abyss, since then we have stepped far forward" !!! wassat
  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 19 March 2021 14: 27
    +2
    MiG-29MUMU ... And its deck version should be called MiG-29MU2K ... laughing
    Although I'm somehow not sure what the new paint can make from the old MiG-29 "a truly multipurpose vehicle"
    1. Dilettante grandfather
      Dilettante grandfather 21 March 2021 18: 20
      0
      I think it depends on the amount of paint ... There even a completely new plane can turn out if several tanks of paint, layer by layer, are applied to it. There will be not MU-2, but OU-I-OU-2.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 21 March 2021 18: 28
        +1
        NUINA I ask you not to offend! laughing It was an excellent institute!
  7. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 19 March 2021 14: 28
    +1
    It seems that the Mu-2 is when a Soviet-made wire on an aircraft is also still Soviet-made, only a freshly painted one is wound a bunch of mortar shells into a special grip on radio control.
    In flight, the pilot presses the button and the radio-controlled grip releases the bunch. There is no aiming, scattering is chaotic, and accuracy is zero.
    Some ukroexperty wrote about the prospects of this MU.
    Maybe these were their assumptions or fantasies, but since there is no other information how a fighter without a sight to bombard the earth's surface will attack objects.
    In all seriousness they wrote so. For what I got, for what I sell.
    Each mortar shell has 1 branch of wire. The wire is stranded, so God forbid it does not come off. There, everything is wound on top of a special tape, which, when the gripper is released, tear the projectiles spreading out in a fan, tk. each projectile is tied in such a way that, in free fall, it deviates from the capture axis when they are in the beam.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 March 2021 14: 39
    +1
    And Bandera do not need more than one, all the same, either they will sell to the left or they themselves will ditch.
  9. Emil Azeri
    Emil Azeri 19 March 2021 14: 42
    +4
    Here from our Azerbaijan MIG29-MU1 campaign they tried to make MU2.
    Aircraft produced on June 30, 1988. Delivered to Azerbaijan from the presence of the Ukrainian Air Force in 2006-2011.




    The boxes of aircraft units KSA-3 were repaired, and repaired sets of equipment SN-3307-01 PKAN.461513.032-01, blocks Н019-09F of the modernized RLPK, components, parts, assemblies, special components, blocks, units from the product were supplied 9-13

    (As I understand it, due to the high cost of MU2s they cannot afford, but they do for foreign clients.)
  10. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 19 March 2021 14: 45
    +2
    How can an aircraft be upgraded without original spare parts? How was the possibility of "work on the ground" achieved - was the German sight "Loft - 2" installed?))))
  11. knn54
    knn54 19 March 2021 14: 50
    +2
    - the plant itself is sounding the alarm due to the fact that it is getting closer to bankruptcy due to the lack of new orders.
    EU recommendations to life. And for a bet, one car is enough.
    PS So the collective of the plant "jumped".
  12. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 19 March 2021 14: 52
    +2
    Upgrading the MiG-29 is a waste of money for Ukraine.

    There are not many MiG-29s left in Ukraine, I think even if all of them are modernized, it will still not recoup the costs of the repair enterprise.

    It is an expensive pleasure to maintain a plant. And he cannot work forever at a loss.

    And I think the modernization of MiGs by Ukraine will not be very good. Ukraine will not make new engines for the MiG-29, they will update the avionics by increasing its performance characteristics, but it will still be difficult for it to compete with Russian fighters.

    And realizing this, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is probably in no hurry to spend money on the modernization of fighters.
  13. donavi49
    donavi49 19 March 2021 15: 10
    -1
    "final tests are in question" if it is in the factory hangar.


    Well, if the Su-57 is in the factory hangar, then of course it has never flown?

    MU2 has been flying for a year and making launches.



    Of course, this is an experimental machine, which is adjusted, readings are taken, etc. In general, the option is debatable. That is, as an MFI in general, it will not be superfluous. On the other hand, how many of them can really be done? Even if you strain your strength and 24. This will not make much of the weather. Moreover, there is also a problem with resources and with engines, which can only be done with HTG with repair elements.
    1. Emil Azeri
      Emil Azeri 19 March 2021 15: 27
      -3
      Like for the video.
      Modification X29Т
      I fired, I forgot ”- immediately after the missile is launched, the plane can leave the firing zone.
      Aiming is performed on the contrast image received by a television camera. In this case, both the image of the object itself and the contrast of light-shadow can be used.
      The maximum launch range of the Kh-29T is 13 km.
      KVO is 2.2 meters (which is one and a half times less than the length of the rocket itself).
      At the same time, the Kh-29T missiles can only be used during the day. Bad weather can also severely limit the use of this weapon.

      (Designed to destroy fortified targets such as reinforced concrete structures, bridges, concrete runways, ships with a displacement of up to 10 tons.)
    2. Thorvlobnor IV
      Thorvlobnor IV 19 March 2021 17: 36
      0
      Modernization to the MU2 level may be suspended, because the well-known Israeli company Elbit Systems has already received permission from the Israeli government to carry out a deep improvement of the Ukrainian MiG-29. Electronic systems, including radar and control systems, are subject to replacement: in fact, the aircraft will be transformed into a modern lightweight MFI.
  14. RealPilot
    RealPilot 20 March 2021 01: 01
    +1
    Quote: sibiryk
    Quote: Pessimist22
    Yes, soon America will send them the F35, so let the Soviet be cut into metal.

    Most likely the calendar will be sent from the F35

    With a "delivery schedule" calendar and a picture ... 2050! Growth, so to speak.
  15. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 21 March 2021 18: 25
    0
    Quote: Emil Azeri
    I fired, I forgot ”- immediately after the missile is launched, the plane can leave the firing zone.

    "Shoot and forget" - if anything, this technology has existed from the very beginning of rocketry. Think of the BM-13, for example. There, too, no one was watching the missiles. Shot, and - forget, load the next. laughing
  16. Yuri Alekseev_3
    Yuri Alekseev_3 2 June 2021 22: 32
    0
    We made a box for bacon, that's the whole modernization.