Tests turbojet engine RD-33MK fighters to equip the deck MiG-29K/KUB successfully completed, said the United Engine Company.
"In the autumn of work on the creation of a turbojet engine officially ended. Tests were conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Defense Ministry. RD-33MK created by Design Bureau JSC "Klimov" for carrier-based fighter MiG-29K/KUB that allows our country to return to the project of creation of its own aircraft carrier Navy. Since 2013 JSC "RAC" MiG "is beginning to supply ship" MiG "with new engines for Russian Navy," — said the press service of the company.
It notes that "feature RD-33MK — increased by 7%, while maintaining traction size and weight of the base engine. Slider equip a modern digital automatic control system type FADEC. With all of this saved and the pros basic model: the lack of restrictions on the management of the aircraft in flight, and the highest level of resistance to external perturbations.
Also RD-33MK can be developed to equip a pilot design office of "Klimov" nozzle with thrust vectoring, the use of which can significantly make a better flight performance characteristics of aircraft.
The press service of the company are reminded that the work of creating RD-33MK began in 2004 as part of the agreement for the supply of RSK "MIG"Fighters MiG-29K in the interest of India. The first flight of a fighter with the new engine was made in 2007, the first take-off from the deck of an aircraft carrier — in 2009. Since 2010, as part of the aircraft MiG-29K/KUB slider comes in the interests of a foreign customer.