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US Press: Indian Air Force Targets Russian MiG-35

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The Indian Air Force is seriously considering buying Russian fourth-generation MiG-35 fighters as part of a tender for 114 new combat aircraft. The American edition of Military Watch writes about this with reference to a number of publications in the Indian media.


According to the newspaper, a preliminary agreement on the purchase of the Russian 4 ++ generation fighter MiG-35 was reached during negotiations between the Indian Ministry of Defense and the Russian Rosobornexport at the Aero India 2021 air show held in Bangalore, India in early February.

It is expected that the planned contract will cost over $ 5 billion, and the supply of Russian fighters will quickly expand the number of operational fighter squadrons of the Indian Air Force. The point is that the MiG-35 can use most of the maintenance infrastructure created by the Indian Ministry of Defense for the MiG-29 fighters in service with the Air Force. In addition, the MiG-35 has low operating costs and maintenance requirements with good combat capabilities, which makes it available for operation in large numbers.

The MiG-35 has a new AESA radar, new generation avionics and electronic warfare systems, limited use of artificial intelligence, a new generation of cruise and air-to-air missiles

- writes the edition.

According to its characteristics, the MiG-35 is on a par with the latest advanced Chinese fighters, such as the J-10C, the publication emphasizes.

Russia's willingness to allow India to produce a fighter under license, tailored specifically to Indian requirements and technology transfer, as well as the transfer of technology to accompany the sale, has led to the MiG-35 being considered the leading contender for the tender.

- adds Military Watch.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 14 February 2021 11: 20
    +12
    Let them buy, not bargain.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 14 February 2021 11: 28
      +24
      Quote: Alien From
      Let them buy, not bargain.

      This contract, perhaps, will revive KB Mig.
      1. loki565
        loki565 14 February 2021 11: 50
        +11
        Migu more chances in Egypt, they quietly buy it and are not particularly bargaining.
        1. bayard
          bayard 14 February 2021 14: 29
          0
          Egypt buys the latest modifications of the MiG-29, and there it has already realized its chances.
          1. loki565
            loki565 14 February 2021 14: 49
            +3
            There are prerequisites for buying another batch, the notorious dam has not gone anywhere
            1. bayard
              bayard 14 February 2021 15: 28
              0
              For the dam they have everything in bulk and the MiG-35 is not required there.
              A possible confrontation with Turkey is another matter.
              Or Israel (who knows?).
              By the way, the factor of Israel, perhaps, prevents Egypt from purchasing the most advanced fighters from Russia - the Su-35 and MiG-35.
              1. loki565
                loki565 14 February 2021 15: 30
                0
                You can't break a dam with an excavator, you need air cover.
                1. bayard
                  bayard 14 February 2021 15: 35
                  -1
                  They still have enough aviation for this. Egypt's enemy is weak, and to bomb the dam, you need very ... VERY powerful bombs. And the Su-24 are capable of carrying them. The MiG-35, or additional MiG-29s, are needed for a confident confrontation with Turkey.
                  And Israel, if that.
      2. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 14 February 2021 13: 07
        +6
        Quote: Victor_B
        This contract, perhaps, will revive KB Mig.

        In the "holy 90s" it was the Indians who, in fact, saved UVZ with a contract for the supply of T-90. I hope that the MiGs will finally be lucky.
      3. SAG
        SAG 14 February 2021 15: 15
        +4
        I have deja vu or I read about the tender for 100+ fighters with the participation of the mig-35 10-12 years ago laughing
        Who is to blame and who is right is not for us to judge. Yes, only things are still there ...
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 15 February 2021 01: 48
          +2
          Quote: SAG
          I read about the tender for 100+ fighters with the participation of the mig-35 10-12 years ago.

          You do not have déjà vu, only then the managers were so sure that they would sniff fulcrum to the Indians that they did not even bother to present the plane at an exhibition in Bangalore. And the Indians waited ... and were offended
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 14 February 2021 11: 31
      +10
      The program was valued at more than $ 15 billion two years ago.
      For the first time, they talked about the fact that Russia will offer the MiG-35 for this tender back in April 2018.
      This is a lot of money, lengthy negotiations, multiplied by the Indian specifics.
      It doesn't happen quickly in such contracts.
      1. SAG
        SAG 15 February 2021 04: 25
        0
        The tender for the purchase of the Indian Air Force 126 Medium Multifunctional Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) started in August 2007. Its completion was originally scheduled for 2012

        The competition is attended by the French company Dassault Aviation, the European Eurofighter, the American Lockheed Martin and Boeing, as well as the Swedish Saab and the Russian RSK MiG. They presented to the competition fighters Rafale, Typhoon, F-16IN Super Viper, F / A-18 Super Hornet, JAS-39 Gripen NG and MiG-35, respectively.
  2. kit88
    kit88 14 February 2021 11: 24
    +25
    MiG-35 has a new AESA radar

    Shaw for radar-AESA ... what
    It is clear, they forgot to translate into Russian.
    AESA, active electronically scanned array - Active phased array antenna
    laughing
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 14 February 2021 11: 31
      +11
      Quote: kit88
      AESA, active electronically scanned array - Active phased array antenna

      AFAR with our money ...
    2. loki565
      loki565 14 February 2021 11: 52
      +6
      Yeah, they would just write the Beetle)))
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 February 2021 11: 25
    +4
    this is still a declaration of intent ... then a multi-year auction ... under the slogan of organizing assembly in India ... the amount of equipment supplied ... discussion of whether avionics can be foreign (for example, Israeli) ... and other dances with and without tambourines these ...
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 14 February 2021 11: 32
      +6
      Quote: silberwolf88
      further multi-year trading

      Well, without this, there is definitely no way ...
    2. Diverter
      Diverter 14 February 2021 19: 33
      +1
      further traditional Indian dances with a tambourine!)
  4. aars
    aars 14 February 2021 11: 26
    +6
    Great help to the MiG corporation, we are happy ...
  5. U-58
    U-58 14 February 2021 11: 30
    +8
    It remains to wish the Indian comrades to be ready to sign the contract as soon as possible
    1. SaLaR
      SaLaR 14 February 2021 11: 35
      +7
      Nah ... dances first ... bully
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 14 February 2021 11: 43
    +4
    Strange ... Cheyta? They bought Rafali so well at 220 million / piece ... More expensive than the F-22, which is too much for the USA wassat
  7. loki565
    loki565 14 February 2021 11: 48
    +3
    Before the purchase, they will dance so many more dances))) If Turkey wanted to buy the С400, she bought it, and India still hasn't decided at all)))
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 14 February 2021 11: 58
    +1
    US Press: Indian Air Force Targets Russian MiG-35

    Well ooh, if their press says that, then yes! There will be no more dancing!
  9. KrolikZanuda
    KrolikZanuda 14 February 2021 12: 04
    0
    As of January 2021, there are 6 serial fighters in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Will export again give money to saturate its troops with equipment after supplying this equipment to others?
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 14 February 2021 12: 20
      +3
      Quote: KrolikZanuda
      As of January 2021, there are 6 serial fighters in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Will export again give money to saturate its troops with equipment after supplying this equipment to others?

      Yes, even so ...
  10. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 14 February 2021 12: 15
    0
    Well ... Perhaps it will be mutually beneficial! And the "MiG Corporation" will finally attach its "unlucky son" ... and India will get "own" "vimans" close to the 5th generation! The MiG-35 unwittingly turned out to be a kind of "Cinderella" only through the "fault" of the "stepmother" of the Sukhoi Company! And there, you see, in Miga they will finally create a 5th generation airplane with one engine!
  11. RAM
    RAM 14 February 2021 12: 45
    +1
    But what about Rafali, I hesitate to ask. In general, turkeys are still buyers, gypsies they are gypsies.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 14 February 2021 13: 04
      0
      Quote: RAM
      But what about Rafali, I hesitate to ask.

      Does it really bother you? Well, they want to have "a pair of each creature", so let them have a headache about how to exploit all this "hodgepodge".
  12. Sibguest
    Sibguest 14 February 2021 13: 08
    +5
    "According to its characteristics, the MiG-35 is on par with the latest advanced Chinese fighters such as the J-10C," the newspaper said.
    Well the Yankees amused!
    Chinese non-comrades copy everything that is not nailed, but here it turns out our MiG is "on the same level."
    Hmmm ... the Yankees licked the Chinese in the chocolate eye with relish.
  13. askort154
    askort154 14 February 2021 13: 16
    0
    According to its characteristics, the MiG-35 is on a par with the latest advanced Chinese fighters, such as the J-10C, the publication emphasizes.

    Well, well! ..... MiG - 35 clone of the Chinese J-10C crying
    Mliittari Wаtch, do not drink at the same time - with the Indians and the Chinese, negatively remembering the Russians. No.
    1. Emil mamedoff
      Emil mamedoff 14 February 2021 13: 26
      -3
      Well, the identity of the characteristics does not mean that the mig35 is a "clone" of J10C.
      For me, the MIG35 is the lightest among the twin-engine, and the J10C is the heavy among the single-engine.
      And yes, the J10 "C" shouldn't be underestimated. This is a strong fighter.
  14. Vovk
    Vovk 14 February 2021 13: 55
    -1
    the MiG-35 has low operating costs

    Where do these fantasies come from?
    Even during the Soviet era, Mig planes always had high operating costs, the SU in this respect is ten times better.
    Still, comedians would have written that the MiG-35's airframe has been brought to the level of the SU-35.
    1. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 14 February 2021 18: 14
      0
      Quote: Vovk
      Even during the Soviet era, Mig planes always had high operating costs, the SU in this respect is ten times better.

      Operating costs include fuel consumption.
  15. SovAr238A
    SovAr238A 14 February 2021 15: 07
    +1
    As usual, the news authors have shortened the real phrases of the responsible Indian and Russian officials to create a bravura headline, which however is a lie.

    In fact, it was said that Russia and India came to an agreement on the procurement and production of MiG-35 fighters in India in case the MiG-35 wins the competition...

    Again, our headless newsmen are "sharing the skin of an unkilled bear" ...
  16. Outsider
    Outsider 14 February 2021 16: 00
    0
    Quote: bayard
    For the dam they have everything in bulk and the MiG-35 is not required there.
    A possible confrontation with Turkey is another matter.
    Or Israel (who knows?).
    By the way, the factor of Israel, perhaps, prevents Egypt from purchasing the most advanced fighters from Russia - the Su-35 and MiG-35.

    - Expand this thought more deeply, is it completely incomprehensible?
  17. Carib
    Carib 15 February 2021 20: 37
    0
    Package deal:
    1) Production of Sputnik V in India for 1/4 of the world.
    2) Purchase and production of MIG-35.
    I think the same S-400 will be pushed through at the same time, and they will agree on the future modernization of the SU-30MKI ..