“The complex modernization of the airfield base Tretyakovo will allow the introduction of modern automated flight monitoring and control systems for ground services, which will make it possible to consider the test airfield complex to be one of the best not only in Russia, but also abroad. A new command and control center, modular administrative and residential buildings will be built, and the runway, radar equipment, power supply systems, the aerodrome water drainage system and all other external engineering networks will be completely reconstructed. All this should increase the safety of test flights, ”said Anastasia Kravchenko, a corporation representative.
Earlier, representatives of the company reported that the ROC for the MiG-35 will be completed in 2017 g, and the delivery of vehicles to the troops will begin in 2018.
“The MiG-35 prototypes have already passed a large amount of testing. The car was originally created under the requirements of the Indian tender for the supply of medium multipurpose fighters MMRCA worth $ 10 billion. Our fighter went through several qualifying rounds, was considered one of the main favorites, but in the final gave way to the French Rafale, and more for political than for technical reasons. Under Indian law, Delhi cannot buy weapons and military equipment from only one supplier. After all, RSK MiG has entered into a contract and has already installed the Indian Navy 45 MiG-29K / KUB ship fighters, ”said Andrei Fomin, an expert in aviation, chief editor of Vzlyot magazine.
According to him, “the MiG-35 is a further development of the family of fighter jets of the RSK. One of the most promising Russian fighters, to which it is possible to apply the definition of "combat aircraft of a new generation."
“A modern radar, the newest optical-electronic system, which allows seeing targets at night as during the day, multifunctional screens instead of switch instruments - all this places the new MiG among the most efficient fighters in the world,” the expert noted.
“There are no traditional analog (switch) instruments in the cab. Everywhere liquid crystal multifunction indicators. The fighter is equipped with the St. Petersburg-based Klimov RD-33MK engines, whose thrust has increased compared to the XDUMX% serial RD-29 used on the MiG-33 earlier, they have a modern FADEC digital control system. In the future, these engines will be able to be equipped with an all-view thrust vectoring system, thanks to which the aircraft can be more maneuverable than its competitors and better controlled in all modes - which is at a speed that in its absence, ”continued Fomin.
“It is planned to install the newest version of the Beetle Radar with an active phased antenna array (AFAR) on the fighter in the future. The angle of view of the new radar is plus or minus 60 degrees. Target detection range - 140 km. He can simultaneously accompany 30, and fire six targets. And both in the air and on the ground. In this new antenna allows you to solve a number of additional tasks. Transfer tactical data to other aircraft, conduct radar combat, and map the terrain. The presence of a new radar closely brings the MiG-35 to fifth-generation aircraft. Thanks to the new antenna, the MiG-35 will be able to equally successfully fight both air and land and sea targets (takes 6 and combat load), ”he said.
Opinion of the professor of the Academy of Military Sciences Vadim Kozyulin: “The modernization of production in Lukhovitsy indicates that the corporation intends to fight not only for the external, but also the internal customer. The beginning of the tests of the MiG-35 in the framework of the development work in the interests of the VCS shows that we will have not only fifth-generation T-50 heavy fighters, but also lighter vehicles with very high combat capabilities. Their cost may turn out to be noticeably lower, and their efficiency comparable, which makes it possible to count on the fact that the MiG-35 can become a fairly massive aircraft.