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With lift dimensions of Vikrant now publicly revealed its almost certain FA18 will be chosen, but if navy knew RafaleM won't fit into Vikrants lift already why would they conduct all those trials?
 

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New Mission Computer (MC) from HAL on trial onboard the IN's MiG-29K. It will replace the Russian MC.

New mission computer for IN MiG-29K under trial

Expect Indian weapons like the Astra BVRAAM, SAAW, Rudra Mk1 (NG-ARM), etc to be integrated with the MiG-29K after this is done.

The Indian Navy is test-flying a new mission computer for its Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29K/KUB carrier-borne fighter aircraft.

The mission computer has been developed by the state-owned defence company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The new system is intended to give the navy the flexibility to integrate domestically developed and western-origin, air-launched weapons with the Soviet-era MiG-29K, HAL told Janes .

An industry source familiar with the project told Janes that the programme was launched in January 2021 after Russia declined to upgrade the mission computer or provide the source code to HAL.

The former Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan, said in a statement that the MiG-29K/KUB is limited to carrying Russian-origin weapons on air-to-air and air-to-surface missions.

“The aircraft cannot be operated with non-Russian-origin weapons without extensive modifications,” Madhavan said. “Integration of indigenous weapons or western-origin weapons with the MiG-29 is challenging because we do not have any design data or documentation on the architecture of the system.”

HAL told Janes that the Indian Navy assesses that the MiG-29K's inability to mount domestic weaponry is a “serious limitation”.

Janes has learnt that the flight computer has been in trials with the navy since June 2022. “The trials are currently ongoing. The system is being tested along various parameters,” HAL said.

“We estimate that the trials may take between six to eight months to be concluded,” an industry source added.
 

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Vikrant will be indian weakness to hypersonic Missile's but at the same time they will be a powerfully tool with prooper battle group in Arabian sea challenging pak naval blockade we must do something here

 

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who are these guys in the hazard suits, handling nukes or what ?

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