Russia boosts capabilities of MiG-29, MiG-35
The new innovations include the patent received by MiG Corporation for the landing approach aircraft automatic control system and another patent for an intelligent system for highly maneuverable combat aircraft protection against going beyond critical g-loads.
Russia’s MiG Corporation has announced two major improvements for its MiG-29/35 fighter jet family, which will enhance the operational capabilities of both MiG-29M/M2 and the brand-new MiG-35. MiG-
35 is among the contenders for the Indian MMRCA-2 tender and MiG Corporation is cooperating with the Indian aerospace industry under the ‘Make in India programme’ for the project.
The new innovations include the patent received by MiG Corporation for the landing approach aircraft automatic control system and another patent for intelligent system for highly maneuverable combat aircraft protection against going beyond critical g-loads. The landing approach aircraft automatic control system enhances safety of flying in adverse weather conditions, enables the pilot to hold the glide path in an automatic mode and in a shorter time and to continue descent till visibility appears.
According to Ilya Tarasenko, Director General, MiG Corporation, the system is to be integrated into the contemporary and future aircraft. “We are planning to integrate the new automatic landing system developed by our engineers into the existing and upcoming aviationcomplexes”, said Tarasenko.
“The work is progressing, and the top priorities of our engineers are safety and maximum effectiveness of aviation hardware,” he added. The new developments at MiG Corporation include several innovative units, drives and systems, encompassing the navigation and measuring complex.
The advantages of the system have already been proved by flight tests during which pilots gave a positive assessment, said company officials. The second innovation – the system for against going beyond critical g-loads – will enhance flight safety and allow the pilot to conduct intensive air combat, without paying attention to the instrument panel. Modern multirole 4++ and 5th generation aircraft can carry out assigned missions at g-loads up to 9G.
When a pilot performs a highly maneuvering air combat, he has to monitor flight modes on the instrument panel displays. The new automated system, combined with helmet-mounted target designation system, allows the pilot to concentrate on combat mission and maintain high maneuverability without rechecking of the flightdata. The new system also allows options of critical g-load increase at the range of 1-2G by applying of additional force on the aircraft control stick as well as the temporary or complete switch-off of the system.