Information War Against Russian Weapons Underway – Putin’s Aide



A number of countries are waging an information war against Russian armaments in order to undermine Russia’s positions on the international arms market, in particular, discrediting the new MiG-35 fighter in the media, Russian Presidential Aide for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told Rossiya 24 television channel.

The Russian MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-F) is a 4++ generation jet, which has been created with the use of technical decisions used in the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB aircraft and new advanced technologies.According to open sources, MiG-35 is capable of carrying up to seven tonnes of payload and reach a speed of 2,700 mph

“Of course, there are, unfortunately, concrete examples. We did not have time to roll out our MiG-35 — a unique aviation complex, and already there were articles, analytical materials that it’s all old, etc. These are exactly elements of competitive struggle,” Kozhin said.

The MiG-35 fighter can participate in high-intensity conflicts, amid conditions where the enemy is engaged in aggressive air defense, and is capable of striking aerial and surface targets. The Russian Aerospace Forces will replace all light fighter aircraft with the new planes. The MiG-35 will master the use of laser weapons.

Some states are making attempts to undermine Russia’s positions on the arms market, using any methods, up to direct pressure on Russia’s partners in military-technical cooperation, he said.

“If we go back to the sanctions… many decisions were aimed precisely at squeezing us out of these or those markets. And here the partners do not shun any actions, up to direct pressure on our partners, creating difficulties for settlements,” Kozhin said.

First-Rate MiG-35 Multirole Jetfighter to Join Russia’s Fleet



The MiG-35 multirole jetfighter fully meets the demands of modern-day aerial combat and will be a welcome addition to Russia’s fleet of light frontline fighters, the Russian Airspace Forces’ former deputy commander, Col. Gen. Nikolai Antoshkin told RIA.

The Kremlin press service earlier said that President Vladimir Putin would attend a demonstration flight of the top-of-the-line fighter during a meeting with members of the Military-Industrial Commission on Thursday.

“The MiG-35 is a multirole fighter for our frontline aviation. It is a real game-changer in modern aerial combat. I am sure that the Commander-in-Chief fully realizes its potential,” Antoshkin said.

He added that the MiG-35 would be in high demands due to its unique tactical and technical characterizes that make it standout from its existing counterparts.

“This plane is much needed because it is more lightweight compared to the Su-27, Su-30, Su-34 and Su-35 fighters and it will be a good addition to our fleet of frontline fighters I wish I could fly this amazing plane myself,”  Nikolai Antoshkin said.

The MiG-35 is a multipurpose generation 4++ fighter and an advanced derivative of the original MiG-29 fighter.It is armed with a 30-mm cannon and carries 1,500 rounds of ammunition. It can carry up to 7,000 kg of payload on ten external pylons. It can also use various air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, guided and unguided rockets and bombs.

The MiG-35 has a maximum speed of 2,700 kilometers an hour, an effective range of 1,000 kilometers and a service ceiling of 17,5000 meters.

Serial purchases of the MiG-35 multirole fighter under the state arms procurement program will begin in 2019, President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yury Slyusar said Thursday.

He added that a presentation of the MiG-35 for potential foreign buyers will be held on January 27.

Russia to Test-Fly MiG-35 Air Superiority Fighter in Late Summer

MiG-35 fighter jet performs during Russian MAKS-2015 air show


Test flights of Russia’s fourth-generation MiG-35 fighter aircraft (Fulcrum-F) will begin later this summer and last into next year, the United Aircraft Corporation’s (UAC) General Director Sergey Korotkov said Tuesday.

 Korotkov indicated that MiG-35 serial deliveries to the ministry could be contracted after the tests.

“The aircraft is completing the general assembly stage, and should move to flight tests in accordance with the schedule. We will begin state tests as part of the Ministry of Defense program at the end of summer. The tests will be carried out until next year,” Korotkov told RIA Novosti at the Sirius education center for gifted children.

The MiG-35 is a multipurpose 4 ++ generation fighter, it is a further development of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 combat aircraft with improved combat effectiveness and versatility, as well as improved performance.

Russian MiG-35: Super Jet Can ‘Capture Ten Targets Simultaneously’



The JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG has presented the first batch of MiG-35 multi-purpose warplanes. Flight tests of the multipurpose plane will begin in 2016.

The MiG-35 has a necessary set of avionics enabling the use of all means of currently available air weapons against aerial, ground and surface targets. It also had a single or a double seat option which was previously assigned to specialized training and combat aircraft.


Today, the corporation has been working on the preparations for the production launch of the new generation 4 ++ fighters.

“We have done a lot to increase the life of the aircraft and to reduce the cost of its operation, which is essential for the light fighter. An additional competitive advantage of MiG-35 is the possibility to use the exploitation of MiG-29 infrastructure. We hope that the MiG-35 will go into Russian Aerospace Forces in the period of 2018-2020,” the General Director of Corporation MiG, Sergei Korotkov said.

A deep development of the MiG-29 family, the advanced jet can simultaneously lock on to 10 targets and can engage up to six of them. In contrast with its predecessors, the MiG-35 has made significant evolutionary steps:

• It carries more weapons;

• Flight costs 2.5 times less;

• Pilots use helmet imaging systems;

• The plane carries more fuel and can participate in air refueling as both “recipient” and “donor”;

• The MiG-35 is equipped with a very sophisticated electronic warfare system and an anti-missile system;

• It has a range of 5th generation aircraft characteristics etc.

“The contract for the R & D work is in progress. We have carried out the first stage of this project — which is the technical part. It has been protected and accepted by the Ministry of Defense. That is why we go to the part of the contract, which was signed by the Ministry of Defense.

Today the plane, located here, has passed all stages of assembly and this year it will be compiled and presented to the customer a summer trial,” said Korotkov.The expert further said, “Even today, it is made from the fifth-generation features such as stealth and multi-functionality. There is a specific requirement for the cabin and aerodynamic device in which the pilot is seated.”

The aircraft can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters. In addition, the aircraft can carry a full range of existing and prospective aircraft weapons.

“It simultaneously captures 10 targets and can strike four to six targets at the same time,” Korotkov said.

The jet is armed with a 30mm gun, air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship, anti-radar missiles, rockets, bombs and aerial mines. The MiG-35 aircraft was first presented internationally during the Aero India 2007 air show.