I tried hard to confirm but could not. There is very little info on the internet on the N019P radar that comes with the BM upgrade. The original N019 radar was an obsolete analogue-digital hybrid.
Can someone post a source confirming whether N019P is a PESA type radar?
@Bilal Khan (Quwa) @UKBengali @Avicenna @The Ronin @Bilal9 @Philip the Arab @Gomig-21
No it is mechanically scanned.
It allows the full use of all Russian air-to-air missiles like R-77. The main upgrade is the inclusion of air-to-surface modes and so can be used in anti-ship role with the inclusion of missiles like KH-31A. BAF has already ordered a batch of KH-31A.
Most important thing is that it gives the BAF a better Mig-29 than the MAF Mig-29s which all still use the downgraded and older N-109E radar that can only fire the R-27 BVRAAM.