World pre­miere of the state-of-the-art MiG-35 avi­a­tion com­plex

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The world pre­miere of the MiG-35 state-of-the-art multi-role avi­a­tion com­plex was held in Lukhovitsy, Moscow re­gion, Jan­uary 27, 2017, in the pro­duc­tion venue of the Rus­sian Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion MiG (a UAC sub­sidiary).

The event was at­tended by over 30 del­e­ga­tions from for­eign coun­tries, such as In­dia, Peru, China, Viet­nam, and other coun­tries of Latin Amer­ica, Mid­dle East, Mid­dle Asia, Europe and the CIS. The Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Dmitry Ro­gozin, Commander-in-Chief of the Air and Space Forces of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion, Colonel Gen­eral Vic­tor N. Bon­darev and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Rosoboronex­port and Fed­eral Ser­vice for Mil­i­tary and tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion also took part in the cer­e­mony.

The state-of-the-art MiG-35 fighter was pre­sented to the au­di­ence by Yury Slyusar, UAC Pres­i­dent; Sergey Korotkov, UAC Gen­eral De­signer, Vice Pres­i­dent for In­no­va­tions; and, Ilya Tarasenko, RAC MiG Di­rec­tor Gen­eral.

The Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Ro­gozin said: “That’s the first pre­sen­ta­tion of a com­bat air­craft in 2017, up ahead on the agenda is a pre­sen­ta­tion and the maiden flight of the nar­row-body pas­sen­ger MC-21 air­liner, in sum­mer we plan the maiden flight of the IL-112 light mil­i­tary trans­port air­craft. That proves that the po­ten­tial of com­bat avi­a­tion and the de­sign­ers of Rus­sian air­craft com­pa­nies are ca­pa­ble of mak­ing high qual­ity com­pet­i­tive air­craft. Rus­sia is a great avi­a­tion state and to­day we have got a se­ri­ous proof of this fact.”

The Commander-in-Chief of the Rus­sian Air and Space Forces gave a high ap­praisal to the new fighter and con­firmed the air­craft prospects in the Army: “Many thanks for such an ex­cel­lent cre­ation that proved once again that nowhere in the world there are bet­ter air­craft than in Rus­sia. This mul­ti­role fighter is ca­pa­ble to at­tack ground, sea sur­face and air tar­gets and per­form aerial ma­noeu­vring com­bat. I feel proud to say that we shall be pleased to take the air­craft — we need them”.

He ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to the staff of the UAC and MiG Cor­po­ra­tion for such an ex­cel­lent air­craft. “Within some time, we shall re­place all light fighter air­craft with this type.”

“The air­craft is ca­pa­ble of re­solv­ing so many tasks — is the most mod­ern per­fect air­craft, crown­ing the MiG air­craft fam­ily. De­signed on the proven and tested plat­form it will be in de­mand in both na­tional and for­eign air forces. It seems to me that this project has a bright fu­ture, so I would like to wish suc­cess to it and all of us,” said Yury Slyusar, UAC Pres­i­dent, in his re­marks open­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the new fighter.

Af­ter the test flight Dmitry Ro­gozin in­formed me­dia that in the be­gin­ning of spring a mil­i­tary-in­dus­trial con­fer­ence will be held in In­dia, where sup­plies, re­pair and main­te­nance of the Rus­sian weapons, as well as es­tab­lish­ing of joint ven­tures within

the frame­work of ‘Make in In­dia’ con­cept would be dis­cussed. The Rus­sian party should be ready to of­fer the new fighter MiG-35 to In­dia, Ro­gozin said.

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