This machine is so smart that it can define the most threatening target by itself. This fighter jet is equipped like a jet from a futuristic movie; it can bear laser weapons under its wings. This is the plane which was highly anticipated! And January 26, 2017 was the day of its first test flight.
We are talking about Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F -
a Russian fighter 4++ aircraft.
|MiG-35 Full View, January 2017|
On the other hand, it will be difficult to shoot down this MiG. The fighter possesses several protection levels. They can deceive guidance systems and make the fighter invisible for the radars of the enemy.
The fighter is specially designed for war-fighting within high-intensity conflicts as well as for the withstanding a high-density antiaircraft defense. The strong performance of the aircraft is achieved due to the new first-ever complex of onboard defense as well as the new infrared search and track system.
This 4++ Generation fighter is close to the fifth generation. This aircraft has a good export potential, we mean that another aircraft – MiG-29 (Fulcrum) – is intensively used in more than 30 countries.
MiG-35 outweighs its predecessor MiG-29. Now the flying range is not 2,000 kilometers but 3,500 kms. This new fighter can bear twice as many missiles including weapon, which is just being developed at the present time – laser.
According to the test pilot, all goals and results are completely achieved, all onboard systems function normally, the power unit and integrated flight control system function normally as well.
The qualitative evaluation by the test pilots is positive.MiG-35 will enter the service with the army in 2019.