The transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed
According RT, the transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed.
As we have already explained, the Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-Foxtrot) is a revision of the basic MiG-29. The aircraft in fact features a more robust multi-role capability with enhanced use of air-to-air and air-to-ground high-precision weapons. Furthermore it has considerably increased combat range owing to an increase in its internal fuel capacity.
The MiG-35 is a 4+++ generation multi-role fighter aircraft that is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighters. In fact the Fulcrum-Foxtrot is able to undertake air defense as well as ground attack missions. The aircraft has six hard-points under its wings which can carry six air-to-air missiles or smart bombs. The fighter, which features a 30 mm automatic cannon too, has a top speed of 2445 km/h.
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