Engineering excellence

The engine features a modular design, which means that individual parts, units and modules can be repaired or replaced in the field.


The RD-33’s excellent gas flow stability against ambient disturbances, including the firing of onboard weapons, dramatically facilitates control of the aircraft. These engines also offer a high rate of thrust increase and, therefore, aircraft acceleration, which is especially critical for today’s jet fighters.

Universal platform

The RD-33 engine family includes the following versions:

  • RD-33 series 2 and 3, an engine with a longer service life;
  • RD-33B/NB, an engine without the afterburner for various types of aircraft;
  • RD-93, a version for the JF-17 airplane;.
  • RD-33MK (Sea Wasp), an improved version of RD-33 for new MiG-35 jet fighters, MiG-29K shipborne fighters and MiG-29М/М2

An RD-33 version with a thrust vectoring nozzle (TVN) is also available. New engines of the RD-33 family include BARK digital monitoring and control systems.  Repair and maintenance of RD-33 engines take advantage of an information and diagnostics system (IDS).


  • The most mass-produced jet engine in its class
  • Adopted by the military in 25 countries as a component of MiG-29 fighters
  • Employed to power the unique super-maneuverable MiG-29OVT fighter
  • Installed of various models of the MiG-29 fighter family
  • Developed in 1985
  • Thrust class - 8000-9000 kgf

Principal specifications of RD-33:

Full afterburning performance (H=0, М=0):
thrust, kgf 8300
Maximum performance without afterburning (H=0, М=0):
thrust, kgf 5040
Length, mm 4230
Maximum diameter, mm 1040
Weight, kg 1055