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American observer praised the MiG-35 fighter

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Russia has officially announced that it is currently undergoing final tests of the MiG-35 multipurpose fighter. This is a 4 ++ generation aircraft, whose characteristics are as close as possible to the fifth generation of fighters.


Business Insider author Peter Suciu, starting his article on the Russian plane, compares its appearance to the US Boeing F-15EX program, which is an add-on to the F-35 program.

The MiG-35 fighter was designed to defeat the enemy in the air, on the water and on the ground in all weather conditions, at any time of the day. The American observer quotes Mushegh Baloyan, head of the directorate of the MiG-29M, MiG-35 programs and the light multifunctional front-line aircraft RSK MiG, who announced that he had received a preliminary certificate for the production of an experimental batch of MiG-35 aircraft.

As Baloyan emphasized, the flight crew of the Russian aviation I really like the easy-to-fly aircraft. At the same time, the issues that arise during the operation of the aircraft are promptly eliminated by manufacturers after receiving relevant information from the customer - the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The main purpose of the MiG-35 is intensive operation in zones of armed conflict, where a dense and multi-level enemy air defense system operates. It is interesting which characteristics of the aircraft have attracted the attention of the American author.

Peter Suciu writes about the new radar installed on the aircraft, the stability of the aircraft's radar system to the enemy's electronic warfare, the greater target detection range than the radar systems of a number of other aircraft.

The MiG-35 can reach speeds of up to 2,25 M and fight at a distance of up to 1 km.

A separate issue is aircraft armament. Suciu writes about the MiG-35's ability to use a wide range of missiles and bombs, including active radar-guided anti-ship missiles, anti-radar missiles, TV-guided bombs, and a 30mm cannon. This is true: the new fighter is capable of carrying all types of guided and unguided air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles weighing up to 500 kg. The total mass of the outboard weapons can be 7 tons. In general, the American observer praised the Russian fighter.

At the same time, as the representative of the US media notes, the development of the MiG-35 project went quite slowly. It was announced in 2007, 14 years ago, but it was only in 2013 that the Russian Air Force announced plans to order 37 such aircraft. Currently, 14 MiG-35s have been produced, including 6 experimental fighters. While Russia remains the only operator of this fighter, however, export options are being considered more and more actively. In particular, the plane is on the list of those considered by India.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 21 May 2021 12: 34
    +12
    You will find yourself and clients for it, will occupy your niche.
    1. vvvjak
      vvvjak 21 May 2021 12: 41
      +5
      Quote: Pessimist22
      To give yourself and there will be clients for it

      For example RB. For the country (in my opinion), the MiG 35 is much better than the Su 30.
      1. poquello
        poquello 21 May 2021 12: 57
        +1
        Quote: vvvjak
        Quote: Pessimist22
        To give yourself and there will be clients for it

        For example RB. For the country (in my opinion), the MiG 35 is much better than the Su 30.

        it is debatable, the area of ​​possible databases is long, there is not "or" there is more "and"
        1. vvvjak
          vvvjak 21 May 2021 13: 10
          +2
          Quote: poquello
          the range of possible databases is long

          The Republic of Belarus? 500-600 km from border to border. Or do you assume that the Su 30 RB will bomb Paris?
          1. CastroRuiz
            CastroRuiz 21 May 2021 13: 43
            +1
            Areal of BD Polsha not included in the study?
            1. vvvjak
              vvvjak 21 May 2021 14: 00
              +4
              Quote: CastroRuiz
              Areal of BD Polsha not included in the study?

              As far as I am aware, the military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus is purely defensive. And then, for a DB on the territory of Poland, the range of the MiG 35 is quite enough, it can quite easily fly to Berlin and return back. But the Su 30 and to Paris can "get".
          2. poquello
            poquello 21 May 2021 14: 02
            +1
            Quote: vvvjak
            Su 30 RB will bomb Paris?

            anything can happen
            1. vvvjak
              vvvjak 21 May 2021 14: 54
              -2
              Quote: poquello
              anything can happen

              That's for sure. I've already imagined how the AHLu declares war on France and all 4 Su 30 RB rush across the floor of Europe to deliver a "massive" bombing strike on Paris. laughing
              1. poquello
                poquello 21 May 2021 17: 48
                0
                Quote: vvvjak
                Quote: poquello
                anything can happen

                That's for sure. I've already imagined how the AHLu declares war on France and all 4 Su 30 RB rush across the floor of Europe to deliver a "massive" bombing strike on Paris. laughing

                Why is it so poor?
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 21 May 2021 16: 59
        0
        I think that something like Yak130 is quite enough for RB. with radar and turbojet engine with afterburner. And several AWACS based on jets.
    2. poquello
      poquello 21 May 2021 12: 45
      +2
      Quote: Pessimist22
      You will find yourself and clients for it, will occupy your niche.

      cheap and cheerful, customers have not yet tasted
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 21 May 2021 13: 00
        +5
        that's why you need to buy yourself 60 cars
        1. URAL72
          URAL72 21 May 2021 13: 17
          +15
          Only 60? It will not be enough. Ideal for Kaliningrad, base in Armenia, Syria. May be needed in Tajikistan, sufficient for the Black Sea from Crimea. It is better suited for taking off from a highway, which is important, it consumes less fuel, and this is again Syria, Armenia, etc. I want 200-250 planes!
          1. Barberry25
            Barberry25 21 May 2021 13: 40
            0
            alas, we have an emphasis on heavy machines ... 60 machines is the minimum reasonable number
          2. Anachoret
            Anachoret 21 May 2021 13: 42
            +5
            I agree) Mig35 is an excellent workhorse and it would be worth launching into a real series of 200 aircraft) the main thing is that lobbyists for the wunderwafe do not redirect these funds)
    3. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 21 May 2021 14: 44
      0
      Quote: Pessimist22
      You will find yourself and clients for it, will occupy your niche.

      Think of Terminator (not the movie). Algeria has long ago ordered more than three hundred units, and our Ministry of Education is still only conducting exercises with the 12-yu units for the subject "needed - not needed".
      Those. it is not necessary to rivet many, many for yourself - there will be those who wish, if the thing is good. By the way, India also has much more T-90 tanks than the Russian Army.
      Although the case with the Terminator is, of course, unique. The fact that such a massive order was received, and this despite the fact that it was not even put into service with our army.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 21 May 2021 17: 19
        -1
        Quote: Kuroneko
        Think of Terminator (not the movie). Algeria has already ordered more than three hundred units a long time ago, and our Ministry of Defense is still conducting exercises with the 12 units we have on the subject "needed - not needed."

        Maybe they want to look at the Algerian operating experience along with their tests, and then make a decision. request
      2. abc_alex
        abc_alex 22 May 2021 14: 44
        0
        Quote: Kuroneko
        Think of Terminator (not the movie). Algeria has already ordered more than three hundred units a long time ago, and our Ministry of Defense is still conducting exercises with the 12 units we have on the subject "needed - not needed."

        This is because Algeria is not using it the way the Russian Defense Ministry planned to use. Apparently Algeria needs a medium tank with light weapons. And in our army there is an abundance of both light and medium armored vehicles. And BMPT was ordered for a strictly defined role. The "Terminator" cannot fulfill this role. But what he can do on the battlefield with a technologically advanced enemy still needs to be understood. For this, 12 experimental machines are involved.

        PS. For me, this is the ideal apparatus for the National Guard. Put it on a hill, overlay foundation blocks on three sides, on the left and on the right, the positions of the shooters, behind the generator, and an almost perfect checkpoint is ready, controlling at least the territory, at least the route. No jihad mobile can be found ...
  2. iouris
    iouris 21 May 2021 13: 01
    0
    You might think the plane is massive.
  3. askort154
    askort154 21 May 2021 13: 03
    +6
    The total mass of the outboard weapons can be 7 tons

    Impressive!
    1. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 21 May 2021 14: 48
      +1
      For a light fighter - yes, not bad, but in real life more than 4-5 tons are unlikely to be hung on it.
      1. bayard
        bayard 22 May 2021 18: 15
        0
        Quote: Kuroneko
        but in real life more than 4-5 tons are unlikely to be hung on it.

        In fact, in Syria, even Su-34 and Su-24 aircraft are rarely taken more for combat missions.
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  4. newcomer
    newcomer 21 May 2021 13: 04
    +5
    They promised "Swifts" to adjust the 35th for the anniversary. Beauty. A powerful handsome man, a thunderstorm of the sky, or as the sworn "friends" said about the 29th: "Heavenly killer".
  5. Prjanik
    Prjanik 21 May 2021 13: 05
    +2
    Universal front-line multifunctional. Created on the basis of the MiG-29K / MiG-29M and can be based anywhere, both on unpaved airfields and on aircraft carriers
  6. knn54
    knn54 21 May 2021 13: 06
    -20%
    The glider is 100% MiG-29. Only the "filling" is new.
    It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16.
    1. poquello
      poquello 21 May 2021 13: 15
      +11
      Quote: knn54
      The glider is 100% MiG-29. Only the "filling" is new.
      It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16.

      do not bother to explain what is inferior? otherwise I know that at a price it is inferior to f16 five times more expensive
    2. jonht
      jonht 21 May 2021 13: 21
      +3
      More details, what, what? Are there links? Please, bring them.
      1. knn54
        knn54 21 May 2021 13: 32
        -5
        Eugene, for the BEGINNING: https://topwar.ru/159981-pochemu-mig-35-plohaja-ideja-dlja-vks-rossii.html
        Russia began work on this aircraft 20 years ago. Tender for the Indian Air Force, he lost And even today has not yet begun mass production.

        1. Light
          Light 21 May 2021 14: 29
          +3
          I suppose that at that time the plane was simply not ready, for example, the same radar with AFAR was not on it. And so the plane is necessary, it can be located where heavy Dryers cannot and are much cheaper to operate, against which a thread of barmaley or banderlog they are very redundant.
    3. kventinasd
      kventinasd 21 May 2021 13: 37
      +9
      Quote: knn54
      It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16.

      And how is he inferior? Do the Raphale and the F16 have all-aspect thrust vectoring engines?
      In terms of maneuverability, the MIG 35 surpasses all Western competitors.
    4. URAL72
      URAL72 21 May 2021 14: 03
      +8
      The glider is 100% MiG-29. Only the "filling" is new.

      The fact of the matter is that the glider is just far from the MiG-29. It is the same as the MiG-29KUB and M2. Reinforced and chassis, you can also suspend the load on the main nodes of 1,5 tons, and not 500 kg. as in the article. Also new alloys and composites were used.
      1. knn54
        knn54 21 May 2021 14: 13
        -7
        Oleg, we are talking about the airframe design, not about alloys / composites.
        Who will answer just one question, why did the Chinese buy the Su-35, but the MiG-35 not ???
        1. URAL72
          URAL72 21 May 2021 14: 42
          +6
          The Chinese are aimed at controlling much larger seas than the Black Sea, they do not have Kaliningrad, Armenia, Syria, where there are problems with logistics. At this time, they were already working with the Jews on the J-10, their light fighter. Why do they need a MiG? If you are not interested in alloys, then look at the glider itself - it is reinforced, sharp leading edges of the wing, sagging, no sagging in front of the keels for heat traps, a new two-seat front fuselage, add. fuel tanks. Digital EDSU also required reworking of the fuselage. There are no upper air intakes, - there are fuel tanks, but there are grilles in the channels like on the Su-27. The area of ​​the wing and flaps has been increased. There are many differences.
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 21 May 2021 17: 22
      0
      Quote: knn54
      It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16

      Did you have a chance to fight on Rafals and F-16s against MiGs? lol
    6. abc_alex
      abc_alex 22 May 2021 14: 45
      +2
      Quote: knn54
      The glider is 100% MiG-29. Only the "filling" is new.
      It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16.


      Don't talk nonsense. The glider is just SIGNIFICANTLY redesigned based on the ship version.
  7. smaug78
    smaug78 21 May 2021 13: 14
    0
    and when the same
    American observer praised the MiG-35 fighter
    will give another assessment that Polonsky will write laughing laughing laughing
  8. sagitovich
    sagitovich 21 May 2021 13: 51
    +5
    Mach 2,25 is up to 750 meters per second!
    Bullet speed! Well done !!! fellow
  9. Prax1
    Prax1 22 May 2021 00: 20
    -6
    The plane may be good, but it is clearly inferior to its western competitors. It is clear that it is cheaper, but it is better to pay extra and take a modern aircraft, for example, the f-16 of the latest modifications, the Saab JAS 39 Gripen, or the Rafale. Mig-35 may be bought by African countries. In general, this aircraft has no special prospects.
  10. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 09: 50
    -1
    Quote: askort154
    The total mass of the outboard weapons can be 7 tons

    Impressive!

    Compared to the MiG-29, yes. F-16 has more load
  11. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 09: 51
    0
    Quote: knn54
    The glider is 100% MiG-29. Only the "filling" is new.
    It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16.

    Externally, the glider is similar, the production technology is completely different, the innovation is fundamental.
  12. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 09: 59
    0
    Quote: knn54
    Eugene, for the BEGINNING: https://topwar.ru/159981-pochemu-mig-35-plohaja-ideja-dlja-vks-rossii.html
    Russia began work on this aircraft 20 years ago. Tender for the Indian Air Force, he lost And even today has not yet begun mass production.

    Ilya Legat's article is not very good. The author did not understand. He writes that Rafals and Eurofighters have long been AFAR, which is not true. Eurofighters will soon be staging, Rafals have recently been staged.
    Arguments "Tender for the Indian Air Force, he lost. And even today has not yet started mass production." - do not talk about the quality of the aircraft. It's primitive like that.
  13. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 10: 05
    0
    Quote: knn54
    Oleg, we are talking about the airframe design, not about alloys / composites.
    Who will answer just one question, why did the Chinese buy the Su-35, but the MiG-35 not ???

    The design and technology have changed fundamentally. Don't be fooled by external forms. And it's not about the materials. Understand to begin with. Information is there if you look. Only not here and not on Zen)
  14. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 10: 06
    0
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: knn54
    It is inferior to both Rafal and F-16

    Did you have a chance to fight on Rafals and F-16s against MiGs? lol

    All three cars are decent. Each has its own pros and cons. Everything is made at a high technological level.
  15. smoltish
    smoltish 22 May 2021 10: 08
    0
    Quote: Prax1
    The plane may be good, but it is clearly inferior to its western competitors. It is clear that it is cheaper, but it is better to pay extra and take a modern aircraft, for example, the f-16 of the latest modifications, the Saab JAS 39 Gripen, or the Rafale. Mig-35 may be bought by African countries. In general, this aircraft has no special prospects.

    Where is it inferior? More specifically, a little.