Russian Air Force to Receive MiG-35 Fighter Jets with Modernized Su-30 and Su-35 Avionics

Russian Air Force to Receive MiG-35 Fighter Jets with Modernized Su-30 and Su-35 Avionics
Russian Air Force to Receive MiG-35 Fighter Jets with Modernized Su-30 and Su-35 Avionics

Moscow - The Russian Air Force soon received a large number of modernized MiG-35 Fulcrum fighters. The MiG-35 is the latest modification of the 4++ generation multipurpose fighter and is an enhanced naval version of the MiG-29K/KUB aircraft.

Presumably, some of the MiG-35s scheduled for delivery to the Ministry of Defense will be ordered for the Russian Navy this year.

The first modernized MiG-35 is expected to become part of the Russian air force next year. It is assumed that one part of the multipurpose combat aircraft will be supplied to the navy of the Russian Federation. More specifically, the MiG-35 will be aboard Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

It is known that the modernization of the MiG-35 will primarily involve onboard equipment. According to information from Mikoyan sources, the new avionics and some systems from the latest version of the MiG-35 will be unified by the fighter's onboard equipment in the latest modifications of the Su-30SM2 and Su-35SM.

Quoted from the Bulgarian Military, Wednesday (15/2/2023), the modernization of the MiG-35 was revealed by the Head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slyusar, during the Aero India 2023 international aerospace exhibition in Bangalore. However, Slyusar has not explained in detail when to deliver the MiG-35 fighter jets to the Russian Navy.

Mikoyan carried out the unification of MiG-35 onboard equipment following the merger of Sukhoi and MiG Corporation. It is said that for several years UAC has been actively working in this direction. MiG-35 Interesting Facts The MiG-35 fighter jet can track up to 30 targets and engage six targets simultaneously.

19fortyfive describes the MiG-35 fighter jet as "brain power", that is, an integrated aircraft that can operate autonomously with other aerial platforms and fighter aircraft. This capability is only achievable for current fifth generation fighters, even though the MiG-35 is generation 4++.

The MiG-35 fighter jet uses an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. This gave him a very strong advantage in fire control and lethality.

The MiG-35 fighter can reach a top speed of Mach 2.25 and fly at altitudes of up to 65,000 feet. The airframe is designed to withstand 9G m in positive bounds and 3G m in negative bounds.

The MiG-35 is powered by two Klimov RD-33MK turbofan engines with afterburner. The MiG-35 fighter jet has an integrated electronic warfare pod, making it especially suitable for engaging enemy air defense systems. The aircraft is armed with guided bombs, air-to-air, air-to-ground missiles and a highly lethal 30mm cannon.

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