The first upgraded MiG-29UPGs for the Indian air force should be ready for delivery this year now that the prototype has completed its first flight. Its nearly 1-hr. maiden run (below) took place at the Gromov flight-test center at Zhukovsky, near Moscow. The aircraft outwardly resembles the MiG-29SMT version with conformal fuel tanks attached on the top of the fuselage behind the cockpit. But this aircraft uses an improved Klimov RD-33 engine, the 3M version, with full-authority ...


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