The MiG-33 Fulcrum fighter bomber aircraft is a modernisation of the MiG-29, with upgrades in many areas. One goals of the modernisation was adding multifunctionality with more growth of air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities with high-precision weapons. It featured considerable growth of combat range owing to a rise in the internal fuel capability, along with better pilot-to-aircraft interface within the cockpit and introduction of different new-generation equipment.
The MiG-33 features more powerful, upgraded engines and also the quadraple-redundant fly-by-wire flight control system. a new onboard radar with a reprogrammable signal processor provides not only a larger aerial target detection range, is also capable of detection of sea and small-sized ground targets, ground mapping, terrain following and alerting to avoid ground obstacles.