Russia May See Mid-East, African States Queuing for MiG-35 Fighter Jet

A new multi-role Russian MiG-35 fighter lands during its international presentation at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy outside Moscow, Russia January 27, 2017

 

Russia mulls conducting presentations of the MiG-35 multipurpose jet for particular buyers.

ABU DHABI      The latest Russian advanced MiG-35 multirole fighter jets could be in demand in the Middle East and may soon be presented to a number of potential buyers from the region, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Deputy Director Alexei Frolkin said Wednesday.

“This jet really has a good prospects in terms of promotion at the foreign markets, including the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Currently we are considering the possibility of conducting a presentation of its technical abilities to particular foreign buyers,” Frolkin told reporters at the IDEX-2017 exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.

The MiG-35 is a multipurpose generation 4++ fighter and an advanced derivative of the original MiG-29 fighter, featuring improved combat capability and flight performance characteristics. It is capable of speeds up to 2,700 kilometers per hour (1,700 miles per hour) and a combat radius of 1,000 kilometers.Serial purchases of the MiG-35 multirole fighter under the state arms procurement program are expected to begin in 2019, according to the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yury Slyusar.

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