08 October 2018 Current Affairs:
The upgraded MiG-29, Indian Air Force’s beast, has gained in strength and ferocity. It has been a much-needed boost. The upgraded MiG-29 showcased its combat capabilities at Admapur, Maharashtra. MiG-29 is a Russian-origin aircraft, now capable of effecting mid-air refuelling, is compatible with latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks.
It should be noted that the previous ‘legacy version’ of MiG-29 played an important role as the IAF stamped its supremacy over the Pakistani force during the Kargil War of 1999.
New features of MiG-29:
♦ Mid-air refuelling facility that increases its range
♦ It has the ability to launch the latest missiles and multi-dimensional attacks
♦ It is capable to take off vertically
♦ It has the ability to take off possible within 5 minutes of spotting a hostile jet
♦ It is featured with the glass cockpit with ‘Multi-functional Display’ screens