MiG-35 selected as Russian air force light multi-purpose fighter

Thai Military and Asian Region

Russia to acquire new MiG-35 light fighters

Russia to begin serial acquisition of MiG-35 light fighter aircraft in 2019.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Jan. 27, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Russian air force has selected the Mikoyan MiG-35 as its light multi-purpose fighter and will begin serial purchases in 2019, reports from Russia say.

The MiG-35, a 4++ generation aircraft, was developed on the basis of the serial-produced MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 aircraft.

The light attack plane made its first flight in 2007. NATO has given it the reporting designation of Fulcrum-F.

“Some time will pass and we’ll replace the entire light fighter element precisely with this class,” Russian Aerospace Forces Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said Friday, according to Russia’s Tass news agency.

“It is capable of engaging in super-maneuverable air fights and strike targets both at sea and in the air.”

Flight tests of the aircraft…

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