Russia's MiG-35 multirole fighter jet completes factory tests

Russia’s MiG Corporation has completed the factory tests of the advanced Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) multirole fighter jet, the corporation’s press office told TASS on February 15, 2018.

mig 35 factory test A MiG-35 multirole fighter jet highlighted during MAKS 2017

"The factory tests of the MiG-35 multirole fighter jet developed for Russia’s Defense Ministry have been completed. The test completion report was signed in December 2017," the press office said.

During the trials, the plane’s avionics, aiming and navigation system, radar, engines and other systems were checked, the press office said. The work was carried out throughout 2017 with the participation of Defense Ministry test pilots.

According to MiG Corporation CEO Ilya Tarasenko, "the MiG-35 is a perfect combat aircraft for serious armed conflicts in terms of its combat capabilities, the mission range and effectiveness and the price-quality ratio."

"The plane is able to use the whole range of operational and perspective Russian- and foreign-made weapons, including those designed for heavy fighter jets," he added.

The MiG-35 is an advanced 4++-generation multipurpose fighter jet. It derives from the serial-produced MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 planes. The MiG-35 has better operational capabilities. It features state-of-the-art avionics and a wide range of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons.

Russia’s 2020 state armament program envisages the delivery of MiG-35 fighter jets to the Russian Aerospace Force. The contract for the delivery of multirole MiG-35 fighter jets to the Russian Aerospace Forces is likely to be signed this year, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said.

"This year," he said in answer to the question when the contract for the fighter jet is to be signed.




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