Russia is keen on selling its new fighter jet MiG-35 to India. The Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG said he is keen to get tenders to supply its MiG-35 aircraft to India.
The Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG said the MiG-35 was “the best” and definitely better than Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation combat aircraft F-35. He claimed that the MiG-35 would beat the American jet in air-to-air combat.
About MiG-35 aircraft:
The MiG-35 is Russia’ most advanced 4++ generation multipurpose fighter jet developed on the basis of the serial-produced MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 combat aircraft.
The MiG-35 (single seat)/MiG-35D (double seat) main features include:
- The fifth-generation information-sighting systems integration into aircraft airborne avionics;
- Increased combat survivability due to integration of airborne integrated defence system.
MiG aircraft have been used by India for almost 50 years. MiG-21 and MiG-29 of the MiG series are currently used by the Indian Air Force.
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