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Mig-35  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Maiden Flight: 2007
Total Production: 100
Unitary Cost: USD$40 million
Also Known As: Fulcrum-F, Mig-29 OVT, Mig-35C and Mig-35S
Origin: Russia
Corporations: RAC MIG
Parent System: Mig-29
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): August 1983
Total Production: 1,813
Family Members: Mig-29, Mig-29K, Mig-29M, Mig-29M2, Mig-29SMT, Mig-29UB and Mig-35D
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Description: The Mig-29, Fulcrum NATO-codename, is a single-seat, highly maneuverable fighter aircraft designed to engage airborne targets such as aircraft, UAVs and cruise missiles. It features a limited air-to-surface/ ground strike capability. The Mig-29 is the Soviet counterpart to US F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. More than 1,300 Mig-29s have been produced for 27 countries worldwide.
The Mig-29 aircraft features an integrated fire control system comprising the aircraft radar, and Infrared Search and Track (IRST) device, and a helmet-mounted sight. It can accommodate medium range R-27 and short range R-73 air-to-air missiles, bombs, and rockets as well as a built-in 30mm GSh-301 gun. The Mig-29 is able to outperform any existing western aircraft in a short range engagement employing the combination of R-73 missile, helmet-mounted sight and IRST.
The Mig-29 Fulcrum avionics are not as sophisticated as its NATO counterparts aircraft such as the Mirage 2000, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18. In the event of an air-to-air engagement at medium range NATO-aircraft shall have advantage over the Soviet Mig-29. However in a dogfight the Mig-29 will outperform NATO-aircraft easily. In the ground strike role the Mig-29 doesn't match NATO-aircraft capabilities.
The Mig-35S is an advanced version of the Mig-29 aircraft and represents 4++ generation of Russian fighter aircraft technology. It is capable of winning an air dogfight, neutralizing attack aircraft and cruise missiles, destroying sea and surface targets employing precision guided munitions at standoff ranges, conducting air reconnaissance missions, and playing patrol missions in groups of aircraft. The Mig-35 features open architecture avionics, improved operational performance and a greater number of weapons compared with other members of Mig-29 family aircraft. Extensive use of composites in the airframe have led to radar cross section (RCS) reduction thus achieving enhanced survivability. RAC MIG rolled out the first production aircraft on January 9, 2007.
MIG Corporation has increased its internal and external fuel capacity leading to a maximum takeoff weight increase which means that the Mig-35 is a medium fighter aircraft rather than a light fighter aircraft. Its internal fuel capacity has been increased by 50 percent. Besides, the aircraft can load up to five droppable external fuel tanks (compared to three in the Mig-29) in addition to its built-in fuel refueling probe. Other key improvements implemented for the Mig-35 program have led to: increased engine and avionics reliability, service life extension to 40 years or 6,000 flight hours, engine TBO (Time Between Overhaul) of 1,000 flight hours, reduction of flight hour cost by 2.5 compared to Mig-29, and on-condition maintenance which means all the checking and servicing procedures carried out at its home base.
The standard equipment provided to the Mig-35 includes Zhuk-AE active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, on-board oxygen generation system (OBOGS), sophisticated multi-channel Infrared search and track (IRST) sighting system, anti-corrosion airframe technologies, electronic warfare systems, and electro-optic and radar warning systems against fighter aircraft and ground-based air defense systems. The RD-33 OVT thrust vectoring control (TVC) engines provide super-maneuverability. As part of the electronic equipment provided to the Mig-35, RAC MIG and Elettronica of Italy are promoting the ELT/568(V)2 jammer. Optional equipment includes the PAZ-MK refueling pod which enables the Mig-35 to act as a tanker-aircraft. A new computer-based training simulator is available for the Mig-35 and other Mig-29 family aircraft.
The MIG Corporation developed the Mig-35 multi-role aircraft for the Russian Air Force and export customers. Mig-35 is one of the tenders for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program issued August 2007. India's MMRCA program calls for the supply of up to 126 aircraft plus 64 options as well as the transfer of technology and aircraft license production in India.

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Mig-29 items 1992-2014

View full report Chart includes Mig-29 (403), Mig-29K (81), Mig-29SMT (80), Mig-29UB (21), Mig-29M2 (20), Mig-29M (12)
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Mig-35 Specifications

Crew: 1
External Stations: 8
Number of Engines: 2
Service Life Flight Hours: 6,000
Area
Wing Area: 38 square meter (409 square foot)
Dimensions
Height: 4.73 meter (15.5 foot)
Length: 17.3 meter (57 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Wingspan: 12 meter (39.4 foot)
G-load
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 10 g
Performance
Ceiling: 17,500 meter (57,415 foot)
Ferry Range: 3,100 kilometer (1,674 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 1,000 kilometer (540 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2,560 kph (2.14 mach)
Top Speed at Sea Level: 1,450 kph (1.21 mach)
Time
Service Life: 40 year
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 18,000 kilogram (39,683 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 29,700 kilogram (65,476 pound)
Min Weight: 11,000 kilogram (24,250 pound)
Operational Weight: 17,500 kilogram (38,580 pound)
Payload: 7 ton (15,432 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mig-35 News

There are 8 news between
24 Jan 2007 and 15 Apr 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014Russian Air Force Orders 16 Advanced Mig-29SMT Fighter Jets
Tuesday, August 20, 2013Russian Air Force to Buy 16 New Build Mig-29SMT Fighter Jets
Friday, May 31, 2013MiG to Develop Skat Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle for the Russian Air Force
Wednesday, August 5, 2009Russian Air Force Outlines Future Force Structure by 2020-2025
Wednesday, March 11, 2009Russian Technologies and UAC Sign Cooperation Agreement
Wednesday, March 19, 2008First Indian MiG-29KUB Shipborne Fighter Performs Maiden Flight
Tuesday, August 28, 2007Indian Ministry of Defense Issues Request for Proposal to Six Vendors
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Russia and India Sign RD-33 Production License Agreement

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia100
Russian Air Force order for 37 Mig-35s is expected by 2016
YearHoldings
202040

Grand Total 1001
Air-to-Air Missiles
R-73
R-77
Aircraft Protection Systems
ELT/568(V)2
Aircraft Warners & Sensors
Zhuk-AEx1
Anti-Radiation Missiles
Kh-31PDx4
Anti-Ship Missiles
Kh-31ADx4
Bombs & Guidance Kits
KAB-500S-E
Fighter Aircraft Engines
RD-33 OVTx2
Guns, Riffles & Grenade Launchers
GSh-301x1

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