The first upgraded MiG-29UB of the Polish Air Force (Image © Roman Nawrocki / Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej)

Polish Air Force’s first “new” MiG-29UB

The first upgraded MiG-29UB of the Polish Air Force (Image © Roman Nawrocki / Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej)
The first upgraded MiG-29UB of the Polish Air Force (Image © Roman Nawrocki / Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej)

The Polish Air Force’s 23 Tactical Air Base (23 Bazy Lotnictwa Taktycznego) in Miñsk Mazowiecki received its first fully modernized Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29UB two-seater fighter on 3 June 2014.

The aircraft made the ferry flight from the Military Aircraft Factory No. 2 SA in Bydgoszcz to the crew of 1. Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego (1st Tactical Air Squadron), which already operates 10 upgraded MiG-29A single-seat aircraft.

Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 2 and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) together upgrade the Fulcrums (the NATO-name for the aircraft): 13 single-seaters (MiG-29A) and 3 two-seaters (MiG-29UB). The modernisation mainly concerns the pilot’s office, since the aircraft themselves have already been refurbished to last another 4,000 flight hours each. The biggest eye-catcher is a new multi-function display.

Source: Siły Powietrzne

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