MAPO-MiG has finished testing an in-flight refueling modification for the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum, with the upgrade to be implemented on the Malaysian air force's 18 aircraft.

The modified fuel system on the aircraft, believed to be a MiG-29SE, was tested during a series of flight trials which culminated with in-flight refueling from an Ilyushin Il-78 Midas tanker aircraft in November 1995.

A Malaysian military delegation visited Moscow from 15-21 January to discuss the upgrade. This includes the Vympel R-77 (AA-12 Adder) active radar beyond-visual-range missile and an upgraded Phazotron N-019M radar to allow two-target engagement.

The delegation also discussed the possibility of acquiring air-to-surface weapons for the MiG-29. Its principal interest was in the television-guided version of the Vympel Kh-29 (AS-14 Kedge).

Source: Flight International