Fully equipped mig-35
The fighter is armed with new types of weapons that make it possible to carry out combat missions with maximum efficiency. The MiG-35 fire control system is capable of integrating any Russian and foreign weapons manufactured in India. MiG Corporation has developed a completely new navigation and target acquisition system, a communications system.
When developing the MiG-35 fighter, the aerodynamic configuration of the MiG-29 was used. Comparative studies of modern aircraft systems have shown that the MiG-29 aerodynamic lineup is much better than many competing platforms in terms of maneuverability and low visibility. In order to achieve the lowest possible visibility, design changes were made and a new Russian radar absorbing coating was used.
Russia, like no other state, is ready to transfer production technologies together with fighters to its time-tested partner. The MiG-21 fighter began to be produced in India under license in the 1960s. Since then, many other Soviet and Russian military products have been manufactured in India under license.
MiG-35 is a new export variant that combines the modern systems of the MiG-29M2 with an AESA radar. The fighter plane has the thrust vectoring of the MiG-29OVT as an additional option. Improved avionics and weapon systems, notably the new AESA radar and the uniquely designed optical locator system (OLS), make the aircraft less dependent on ground-controlled interception (GCI) systems and enables the MiG-35 to conduct independent multirole missions.
MiG-35 is fitted with active electronically scanned array radar. The Zhuk-MA’s antenna consists of 160 modules, each with four receive-and-transmit modules. It is believed to offer a 160km (85nm) air target detection radius and 300km for surface ships.
The MiG-35 is powered by two RD-33MKBs that can be fitted with KliVT swivel-nozzles and a thrust vectoring control (TVC) system. The MiG-35’s combination of TVC and advanced missile-warning sensors gives it the edge during combat.
RD-33 engines generate 7% more power compared to the baseline model due to the modern materials that go into the manufacturing of the cooled blades. The engines provide a higher-than-average thrust of 9,000kgf. RD-33 engines are smokeless and include systems that reduce infrared and optical visibility. The engines may be fitted with vectored-thrust nozzles, which would result in an improvement in combat efficiency.
The MiG-35 can climb at the rate of 330m/s. Its maximum speed is 2,400km/h. The normal and ferry range of the aircraft are 2,000km and 3,100km respectively. The service ceiling is 17,500m. The aircraft weighs around 11,000kg and its maximum take-off weight is 29,700kg.