Russian Aerospace Forces will receive four MiG-35 4++ generation multirole jet fighters later this year, a source in the aviation industry told TASS on Friday.

“According to the contract signed in August 2018, two MiG-35UB [combat trainer version] were manufactured and delivered last year. Four MiG-35S [serial version] will be handed over to the Aerospace Forces in 2019,” the source said.

TASS has been unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

The start of flight trials and the international presentation of the aircraft took place in January 2017. The manufacturer’s trials were completed in December 2017.

MiG Corporation CEO Ilya Tarasernko said in late November 2018 that the first batch of Mig-35 fighter jets has entered the final stages of construction and will be handed over to the Aerospace Forces shortly. He also said that the company’s production capacities allow producing 36 MiG-35 annually due to a new digital production system.

MiG-35 and its two-seater option MiG-35D are designed to destroy air, moving and stationary ground and surface targets in any climate and weather.

The two-seater can be used as a training aircraft. The construction is borrowed from multirole shipborne MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2.

It is distinguished by a bigger payload on nine suspensions, increased fuel reserve, air refueling possibility and a possibility to use the jet as a tanker. The glider is corrosion resistant. MiG-35 has a decreased signature.

Normal takeoff weight is 19200 kg, MiG-35D – 19000 kg, maximum takeoff weight is 24500 kg for both options.

Maximum altitude speed is 2100 km/h and 1400 km/h at the ground. The practical ceiling is 16,000 meters.

ALSO READ  Russian ground and air forces conduct several patrol missions in northern Syria

One-seater MiG-35 with air-to-air missiles and three suspended fuel tanks have a radius of 1000-1400 km depending on the arms and flight altitude.

Two-seater MiG-35D with air-to-air missiles and three suspended fuel tanks have a range of 900-1300 km, with air-to-surface missiles and three fuel tanks – 750-1050 km. Maximum overload for both options is 9G.

More:
http://tass.com/defense/1040583

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 109
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    109
    Shares

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

“The glider is corrosion resistant”
=> Do you mean the airframe? No surprise, it’s made of composites while Mig-29 (except Mig-29K maybe) was made of metal… and had… corrosion problems, especially in areas where aluminium was in contact with steel in the older ones (at the joint between body and tail)

“MiG-35 has a decreased signature”
=> What signature? Radar or infrared or both?

2100 km/h = Mach 1.75