Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, a designer and manufacturer of MiG-35 fighter jets, has revealed details of the technical characteristics of its 4++ generation aircraft
Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, a designer and manufacturer of MiG-35 fighter jets, has revealed details of the technical characteristics of its 4++ generation aircraft.
According to the corporation, MiG-35 is the pinnacle of the MiG family of aircraft.
“MiG-35 (one-seat) and MiG-35D (two-seat) aircraft are designed with extensive use of the fifth-generation jet fighter technology. To launch serial production of the aircraft, the production and technological base has been modernized and now successfully operates, which makes it possible to produce aircraft at a high rate and with a high level of quality,” the company said.
MiG-35 pre-production samples, the manufacturer notes, are currently being tested in the interests of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The fighter is designed to destroy air targets day and night, regardless of weather conditions, as well as engage moving and fixed ground targets.
The main features of the aircraft include radar visibility; a quad-redundant fly-by-wire flight control system; and advanced avionics, which includes cutting-edge radar and optical systems, as well as a helmet-mounted targeting system.
In addition, the MiG-35 is equipped with a new engine that has an increased thrust, and the ability to refuel in the air and act as a tanker.
State-of-the-art avionics coupled with high-precision weapons enable the MiG-35 to fulfill a wide range of tasks, including gaining air superiority against fourth- and fifth-generation fighters, the means of intercepting modern air attacks, hitting ground targets with high precision weapons without entering an air defense zone, conducting reconnaissance missions, and more.
The MiG-35 is also capable of carrying a wide range of weapons, including short-, medium- and long-range guided air-to-air missiles; air-to-surface missiles; guided bombs; unguided rockets; air bombs and a bomb container of 100 to 500 kilograms (220 to 1,100 Pounds). The aircraft is also equipped with a 30 mm automatic cannon.