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MiG-29K fighters performed night flights from the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya"

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This is stated in the press release of the Russian Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation MiG from 13 September 2013.


The press release says that the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB ship-borne fighters of the Russian Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation MiG have successfully completed a series of flights from the deck of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, which is undergoing tests in the Barents Sea. The flights were organized in cooperation with JSC “PO“ Sevmash ”within the framework of the acceptance program of the naval forces of India agreed with the Indian side.

In the course of the flights, the crews of RSK MiG OJSC provided control testing of the aircraft carrier’s technical equipment. The training program, in particular, included a series of flights from the deck of a ship at night, pair-ups and landings with a minimum interval, flights with a full combat load.

Night landing of the prototype ship-based MiG-29K fighter (tail number "941") on the deck of the aircraft carrier rebuilt for India Vikramaditya. The plane was piloted by test pilot of RSK MiG OJSC Sergei Rybnikov. Landing was made in 23.12 PM 23.08.2013 (c) of JSC RAC MiG


Sergei Korotkov, General Director of RAC MiG, OJSC, gave a high assessment to the work of the team that provided round-the-clock flights of airplanes in the waters of the Barents Sea.

“Flights from the deck of an aircraft carrier complete an important stage in the life cycle of an 11430 project aircraft carrier and the MiG-29K / KUB program as a whole, which MiG Corporation implements in the interests of the Indian Navy,” said Sergei Korotkov.

The next stage of the work of the MiG RSK under the MiG-29K / KUB program provides for the training of marine pilots from the deck of an aircraft carrier aviation Indian Navy.

In 2011, JSC RAC MiG completed the supply of the Indian Navy of the first batch of MiG-16К / КUB aircraft to 29 under the 2004 contract of the year. Since 2012 of the year, RAC MiG has been supplying the Indian Navy with the second batch of 29 MiG-29K / KUB fighters under the 2010 contract of the year. MiG is also planning to launch deliveries of MiG-2013K / KUB aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of Russia under the contract for an 29 aircraft signed in 24 of the year in 2012. The aircraft will go into service with the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy.



The take-off and landing of the prototype ship-based MiG-29K fighter (tail number "941") with a typical combat load specified for the customer on the deck of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier rebuilt for India. The aircraft carried mock-ups of two X-35U anti-ship missiles and two short-range air-to-air missiles, the P-73E. The car was piloted by test pilot of RSK MiG OJSC Andrei Shishov. 21.08.2013 (c) RAC MiG OJSC
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 16 September 2013 06: 30 New
    +3
    Well, when everything is done in Russian, everything works like a clock, otherwise the Indians almost killed the aircraft carrier with their desires.
    1. Orel
      Orel 16 September 2013 06: 37 New
      +5
      Well, when everything is done in Russian, everything works like a clock, otherwise the Indians almost killed the aircraft carrier with their desires.


      It would be better if they were not sold to India or China at the time, but converted for their fleet. Now we are not building such classes of ships, and it’s not a fact that in the coming years we will be able to pull it not only financially, but also technically ... So we would fly under our flag now, and the change would be during the modernization of Admiral Kuznetsov
      1. krokodil25
        krokodil25 16 September 2013 06: 47 New
        -4
        Quote: Orel
        Now we are not building ships of such classes, and it’s not a fact that in the coming years we can

        Let’s build and not even build the whole world will be surprised in the year 2050 laughing lol
      2. Ev58
        Ev58 16 September 2013 13: 35 New
        +1
        Each political and military-strategic situation requires an adequate response. It’s not a fact that if a neighbor has a smartphone from Apple, then others need exactly one or a copy of this. Parity and smart strategy are made up of the combinatorics of various means of deterrence and retaliation. It is nice to see our developments among the advanced ones that meet a wide range of modern requirements for weapons and military equipment.
    2. Civil
      Civil 16 September 2013 06: 45 New
      +1
      We would also be useful, though 10 years of modernization is a long time ...
  2. indiggo
    indiggo 16 September 2013 06: 30 New
    +1
    good birds smile
  3. Pon69
    Pon69 16 September 2013 06: 41 New
    +2
    And they said that the Mig-29K load will be higher than that of the SU-33?
    1. StolzSS
      StolzSS 16 September 2013 07: 07 New
      +1
      It depends on how you count.
    2. Argon
      Argon 16 September 2013 10: 04 New
      0
      It was not about the combat load (that is, not about the weight of the TSA lifted by the device at a time), but about the "combat potential" of its capabilities in combat, both with air and surface / ground targets. And this is true.
    3. VAF
      VAF 16 September 2013 13: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: Pon69
      And they said that the Mig-29K load will be higher than that of the SU-33?


      The combat load on the Mig-29K / KUB will be "nomenclature", especially in the positions of the "V-P" and "V-Z" missiles, surpass the Su-33 (because it doesn’t have such missiles at all), but the number will not exceed by very much (if we consider the real carrier-based Su-33 fighter with take-off from the deck), because greatly loses to the Su-33rd in range.
      1. Pon69
        Pon69 16 September 2013 14: 29 New
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        That's what it is. Comparing an airplane from the late 80s and early 2010s is not correct. And given the photo shows, 29 takes off from the PTB, already says that the combat radius to the detriment of the combat load. Modernization of the Su-33 under the new avionics and new engines to the level of "SU-35" will give much greater capabilities, both combat and operational.
        1. VAF
          VAF 16 September 2013 15: 24 New
          0
          Quote: Pon69
          About that and speech


          It’s just not about that, or we don’t understand each other or we’re just talking about different things!

          I'll try on my fingers:

          1. It is generally not correct to compare the Su-33 and 29K as decks for the simple reason that the Su-33 was designed specifically for the Ulyanovsk project with a catapult, but Simonov and Belyakov are different weight categories (when it became clear that Ulyanovsk would not be) Kuzyu "sat down" the Su-33, which is not fully adapted to be operated with Kuzi (this is almost the main reason that all work on the Su-33M and Su-27KUB were "frozen", t. K. Why make a plane that would fly somewhere should take only one or two missiles, well, or take off with empty tanks and then refuel in the air), but we also do not have “deck” tankers.
          So Kuzya went with the Su-33's "grand weekend" (two missiles and a cannon).

          Quote: Pon69
          And given the photo shows, 29 takes off from the PTB, already says that the combat radius to the detriment of the combat load.


          In our "small" aviation, almost everywhere, except for the "family" of the Su-27x, unfortunately.
          So without PTB .... you can’t, or "only until the 4th U-turn."
          And to 5700 kg of fuel where you will fly away, and if you still use afterburner modes, then .. well .. well.

          Quote: Pon69
          Modernization of the Su-33 under the new avionics and new engines to the level of "SU-35" will give much greater capabilities, both combat and operational.


          In principle, it will .. if it is used from another deck, and not from Kuzi, well, or from the ground!
          And so ... forget about the fact that the plane can and can .. break away, but whether the Kuzi deck can withstand it, because compare with what weights the Su-33 is flying now and with which you are “planning” you .. after the “modernization” wink
          1. Pon69
            Pon69 16 September 2013 15: 34 New
            0
            “Kuzya” goes into repair for three years, from where and until where the 29th will fly. Train on our thread. And so the naval aviation will not have a very long, but serious “arm”. And according to the nomenclature, the SU-33 was originally created for the X-35?
            1. VAF
              VAF 16 September 2013 15: 46 New
              +1
              Quote: Pon69
              “Kuzya” goes into repair for three years, from where and until where the 29th will fly.


              So just in 3 years they’ll do it (if they do. In ours ... it’s more complete with our “leaders” that one can expect), but for now, they will study and train with Nitka. wink

              Quote: Pon69
              And so the naval aviation will not have a very long, but serious "arm"


              I did not understand your thought ... about "and it will be so" and .. "serious" request

              Quote: Pon69
              And according to the nomenclature, the SU-33 was originally created according to the X-35?


              No, it's all Wishlist and not under the 35th, but under the 31st missiles ... but they "Wishlist", and remained on paper, unfortunately crying
          2. VAF
            VAF 16 September 2013 16: 23 New
            +1
            Quote: vaf
            Speech


            Well, "XTO disagree here" wassat come into the light of day ... hard .. "I won’t beat" angry
  4. svp67
    svp67 16 September 2013 07: 13 New
    +2
    It remains only to wish that further all tests pass quickly and without incident ... For us, after all, this is the same experience. And on the basis of it, so that new, more advanced ships and planes would be created for the Russian fleet
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 16 September 2013 10: 58 New
      +3
      quote-The press release states that the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB naval fighters of the MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation have successfully completed a series of flights from the deck of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, which is undergoing delivery tests in the Barents Sea.

  5. slacker
    slacker 16 September 2013 19: 16 New
    +2
    Successful completion of work under the Indian contract is a great success of the NSR. The main thing is that experience has been gained and production has been restored. Now, if necessary, it will be possible to make an aircraft carrier ship for the Russian fleet in Russia. It is a fact. And this is the main achievement of the whole epic with "Vikramaditya"