Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Russia plans to sell MIG-35 fighter jets to Middle East

Russian MIG corporation plans to sell MIG-35 fighter jets to Middle East

February 19, 2017 TASS

Russia’s MiG corporation, incorporated into United Aircraft Corporation, or UAC, plans to sell its new-generation MiG-35 fighter jets on the Middle Eastern markets, MiG’s Director General Ilya Tarasenko said on Feb. 19.

"MiG plans to promote its MiG-35 fighter jets in the Middle East. These aircraft may satisfy the region’s demand in terms of both the flying range and other characteristics. We plan to market the Mig-35 in the Middle East," he told TASS on the sidelines of the IDEX 2017 international defense exhibition.

MiG-35 is the latest Russian multipurpose fighter jet of generation 4+++. It is a development of the serial combat MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 aircraft. It has upgraded flight characteristics, the latest onboard radio-electronic equipment, and a wide range of guided air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons. Flight tests of MiG-35 began on Jan. 26 and its international presentation took place in Moscow region the next day. On Feb. 16 the UAC said a contract for the supply of two fighter jets in 2017-2018 was signed.

Source: TASS

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