Russia keen on selling MiG-35 jets to India

Image: MiG-35 Russian aircraft

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:

Image: MiG-Infographics
Image Source: MiGFlug.com

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.

 

Reference(s):

The Hindu Newspaper (You can download ‘The Hindu’ newspaper for free from a facebook page – UPSC Aspirants Forum)