Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) plans to sign a state contract for delivery of MiG-35 multi-role fighters to Russian air forces soon, Interfax-AVN reports.
“The contract for delivery of MiG-35 fighters to Russian air forces should be signed in the near-term,” RAC MiG CEO Sergey Korotkov told Interfax-AVN. According to him, the contract and all the required documentation are being prepared. “The documents are being prepared,” Korotkov said.
He added that the current State Arms Program includes procurement of MiG-35 fighters by Russian Ministry of Defense. “Deliveries of MiG-35 fighters to Russian air forces may be started next year,” Korotkov added.
It was reported earlier that a brand-new aircraft is offered to the air forces instead of MiG-35 prototype, which took part in a tender issued by Indian Ministry of Defense.
MiG-35 fighter will be able to use the latest types of weapons; it is fitted with cutting-edge avionics suite and Zhuk-AE radar with active phased antenna array. The station allows tracking 30 and attacking 6 targets simultaneously.