The MiG-29K/KUB shipborne aircraft/shipborne combat-training multirole aircraft is designed to handle fleet air defense missions, engage air targets in any weather, day or night, as well as destroy surface (ground) targets. Aside from accomplishing combat missions, the MiG-29KUB facilitates instruction and training of flying crews to fly and use the MiG-29K.
The MiG-29K/KUB can effectively conduct such missions as combat air patrol, air target interception and destruction, striking against surface (ground) targets, air support of troops and landing forces, battlefield air interdiction and aerial reconnaissance.
The MiG-29K/KUB carries modern targeting and navigation system, quad-redundant fly-by-wire flight control system, radar and optical locating stations, helmet-mounted targeting/display system, communications and self-defense equipment, cockpit instrumentation and other aids that working together provide high flight safety, effective use of weapons, as well as handling of navigation and training tasks.
The MiG-29K/KUB is equipped with short- and medium-range air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, including Kh-31A/P high-speed missiles, guided aerial bombs, unguided rockets and bombs, and an internal gun. Owing to a wide range of weapons coupled with its excellent flight performance, the MiG-29K/KUB offers high combat effectiveness.
- round-the-clock and all-weather capability;
- high fighter and attack mission capability;
- high flight safety and combat survivability;
- high level of maintainability;
- mature operation system in the Russian and foreign air forces.