Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant (LSARP) has repaired and handed over a MiG-29 aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force (UAF). LSARP is part of state-owned defense industrial group Ukroboronprom. It is the only facility in the country that repairs the MiG-29 aircraft. Ukroboronprom announced that the aircraft was delivered to the UAF post successful test flights. Ukroboronprom provided a two-year warranty on the overhauled aircraft and the possibility of the aircraft’s post-warranty maintenance. Earlier this year, LSARP repaired and handed over a MiG-29UB trainer aircraft to the UAF.
The ground technical control checks of all parameters were carried out at the flight test station before the UAF representatives accepted the aircraft. Test and reconnaissance flights were carried out after the control checks on the MiG-29 jet. During the overhaul process, the LSARP team restored the aerodynamic characteristics of the machine, fuel tanks, hydraulic, fuel and air systems, and many others. The Ukrainian defense ministry said it would pay UAH2.5m for the overhaul of another MiG-29.
The MiG-29K fighter bomber aircraft is manufactured by RSK MiG and the Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association Joint Stock Company. The MiG-29, 30, and 33 are known by the Nato code name Fulcrum. It is the carrier-based version of the MiG-29 jet. The mission of the MiG-29 is to destroy hostile air targets within radar coverage limits and to destroy ground targets using unguided weapons in visual flight conditions. The aircraft’s fixed-wing profile with large wing leading-edge root extensions gives good maneuverability and control at subsonic speeds, including maneuvers at high angles of attack. The maximum operational g-loading is 9g.
Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant is a leading enterprise that is part of Ukroboronprom and that specializes in the repair of aircraft and military. LSARP repairs of the aircraft MiG – 21, MiG – 23, MiG – 27, and MiG – 29, its aggregates and equipment, including the works on the renovation of overhaul service life and lifetime. LSARP coordinates the work of other Ukrainian contractors participating in the MiG-29 program, such as Orizon-Navigatsiya (DPO-N), Novator, Fazotron-Ukraina, Arsenal, Laser Technic Design Bureau, Elektroprilad, AVIARM, Avia-Radio Service, and SDO Tecon-Electron.