Kravchenko clarified that prospective aviation weapons, including long-range ones, will be introduced into the MiG-35 armament, allowing them to attack targets without entering the air defense zones. It is also expected that an expanded nomenclature of armaments will be applied in the new aviation complex, which will include a whole range of new types of guided aviation weapons of the air-to-surface and air-to-air classes.
Tests have already taken place, including the new detection and early warning system of the MiG-35, consisting of the OLS, AFAR, BRLS and others. It was possible to work out more than fifty different modes, to test the entire range of weapons, including guided and unguided missiles of the air-to-air and air-to-surface classes with various aiming systems. And on the MiG-35 as part of the air-to-surface weapons, systems were introduced for the first time, allowing them to attack on targets highlighted by a new-generation on-board illuminator laser from optical-electronic systems or on targets highlighted by an external ground or airborne illuminator, TASS reports