A new multi-role Russian MiG-35 fighter is displayed during its international presentation at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy outside Moscow, Jan. 27, 2017.Reuters
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.
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