The first MiG-29M2 for Syria

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The web-site russianplanes.net appeared at the airport made FSUE SSC RF "Gromov Flight Research Institute named" in Zhukovsky December 27, 2011 Photo of the recently completed construction and flight testing passing two-seater fighter MiG-29M2. The plane is unpainted and tail number "747". Presumably, this aircraft, completed construction on Lukhovitsky aircraft production and test facility of JSC "RAC" MiG "is the first vehicle MiG-29M2, destined for Syria.


As you know, Syria has signed a contract in 2007 with the "Rosoboronexport" for the purchase of 24 MiG-29M2 new construction, becoming the launch customer for the cars of this modification. Performance of the contract considerably delayed — apparently for political reasons. According to available information, the current technical configuration of the MiG-29M2 for Syria close look of the supplied India decked MiG-29K/KUB (9-41/9-47).
For reference:
MiG-29M2 — is a modification of the land-ship version of the MiG-29K is designed for the Indian Navy. In turn, the MiG-29K fighters for the Indian Navy was created based on the MiG-29M.
In 2006, the MiG-29M2 was komercheskoe obohznachenii Mig-35.
Compared with the base version of the MiG-29, MiG-29M2 in the changed airframe, riveted attachment replaced by welded, hydro-mechanical control system is replaced by by-wire 3 channel with a 4-fold redundancy control system. This has reduced the weight of the empty aircraft and rasmestit additional fuel tanks. In past it on the MiG-29M2 installed the updated RD-33 third series with smoke afterburner (hrakterny Chlef of the RD-33 aircraft issued in the melee). POLENOV replaced avionics. The aircraft is equipped with AESA Zhuk-ME. The cockpit is equipped with a color display of the liquid crystal.
More about the MiG-29M2 is available here http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/mig29m2.html

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