MiG-35 close to first Rus­sian or­der

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RAC MiG is con­tin­u­ing with flight test­ing of the MiG-35 fighter, and ex­pects the pro­gramme to be com­pleted by the end of 2017. Fol­low­ing this, it is ex­pected that the Rus­sian Gov­ern­ment will sign an or­der for the type, pos­si­bly for 37 num­bers while in the longer term, the MiG-35 is likely to re­place Moscow’s in­ven­tory of 258 MiG-29 fighters. RAC MiG also be­lieves the type has strong ex­port po­ten­tial, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 30 coun­tries hav­ing at­tended the type’s roll­out in Fe­bru­ary 2017.

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