MiG-35 (MiG-29M2) multi-role fighter jet completes factory trials

A MiG-35 panel blows out from its wing during a airshow in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Popular Mechanics.
Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation has completed factory trials of its next-generation MiG-35 multirole fighter jet, the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG chief Ilya Tarasenko told TASS Wednesday.
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During the trials, the MiG specialists checked the fighter’s onboard radio-electronic equipment, the sight and navigation complex, the radar, engines and other aircraft systems. The work was carried out throughout 2017 with the assistance of test pilots of Russia’s Defense Ministry.

The MiG-35 claimed to be a 4++ generation multirole fighter jet developed on the basis of the legacy MiG-29 airframe. The MiG-35 reportedly has a new radar, OLS and EC warfare suit on the legacy airframe.

The flight tests of MiG-35 fighter aircraft began on January 26 and the plane’s international presentation was held in the Moscow Region on the following day.

The United Aircraft-Building Corporation (UAC) has signed a contract for the delivery of the first two aircraft to Russia’s Defense Ministry in 2017-2018, UAC President Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday, February 14.

Notes & Comments:

The United Aircraft Corporation has signed a contract with Egyptian Air Force to supply 46 MiG-35 with Zhuk-ME radar and other associated equipments.

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