Unlike the MiG-29 basic version (version B), the MiG-29SE has the increased weapon load and longer range (with three external fuel tanks). Its weapons mix includes R-27T1 medium-range missiles with IRHH, RVV-AE missiles with an active radar homing head, R-27ER1 increased-range missiles with a semi-active radar homing head and R-27ET1 missiles with IRHH. The aircraft can be fitted with active ECM systems ensuring protection from radar detection, and weapons guidance aids, improved built-in check and training systems. The MiG-29SE can simultaneously engage two air targets.
Having been operated since 1983 the MiG-29 aircraft has become the main fighter in the RF Air Force. The customers are supplied with more than 1600 MiG-29 aircraft of different modifications which are operated in more than 25 countries over the world. Four states have repeatedly bought the MiG-29 aircraft. In the most countries, which have purchased the MiG-29 aircraft, it has become the main type of a light front-line fighter of the national Air Force.
While designing the MiG-29 aircraft very high capabilities for the aircraft improvement have been laid into its structure that made it possible to create a number of modifications. Since the middle of 1990s some countries have been supplied with modified MiG-29SE fighters which have increased internal fuel and upgraded N019ME radar with a new computer. The MiG-29SE fighter armament nomenclature is completed with the middle range "A-A" R-27ER1, R-27ET1 (T1) missiles with radar and IR homing heads and RVV-AE missile with active radar homing heads and maximum weapons load is increased up to 4500 kg.
|MiG-29 vers. B||MiG-29UB||MiG-29SE|
|Wing span, m||11,36||11,36||11,36|
|Take-off weight, kg:|
|- standard||14 900||14 600||15 300|
|- maximum||18 000||18 200||20 000|
|Maximum flight speed, km/h:|
|- near ground||1500||1500||1500|
|- at high altitude||2400||2230||2400|
|Service ceiling, m||18 000||17 500||17 750|
|Ferry range, km:|
|- without drop tanks||1500||1450||1500|
|- with 1 drop tanks||2100||2000||2100|
|- with 3 drop tanks||-||-||2900|
|Engines||RD-33 ser.2(3)||RD-33 ser.2(3)||RD-33 ser.2(3)|
|Take-off thrust, kgf||2x8300||2x8300||2x8300|
|Number of external stations||6||6||6|
|- middle range||2xR-27R1||-||
|- short range||6xR-73E||6xR-73E||6xR-73E|
|Air gun, 30 mm||Gsh-301||Gsh-301||Gsh-301|
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