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    Russia plans to upgrade all its old Light Aircraft's Migs in russian service with Multirole Mig35 & also be year End deploy them with Laser Weapons, which is almost near end of development cycle

    TOUGH, COST-EFFECTIVE, TIMELY: RUSSIAN MIG-35 TO BE ARMED WITH LASER WEAPONS
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 BY INDIANDEFENSE NEWS

    On Friday, Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev confirmed that Russia's MiG-35 strike fighter would eventually be armed with laser weaponry. Speaking to Sputnik, military aircraft expert Col. Makar Aksenenko explained why it is absolutely critical for Russia to equip its air forces with these advanced and cost-effective planes.
    Speaking to journalists on Friday, Bondarev said that the development of laser weapons for the MiG-35 would begin immediately following flight testing is completed this summer.
    On Thursday, United Aircraft Corporation president Yury Slusar confirmed that the Russian military will begin purchasing the new 4++ generation multirole aircraft on a large-scale basis starting in 2019. Also on Thursday, attending a demonstration flight of the fighter during a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission, President Vladimir Putin clarified that upon the successful completion of state trials, the Aerospace Defense Forces will order their first batch of 30 MiG-35s, and will purchase 140 more in the coming years in order to completely upgrade Russia's fleet of light front line aviation aircraft.
    A presentation of the MiG-35 for possible foreign buyers was held Friday. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation deputy director Anatoli Punchuk said that he thinks the new planes could find strong demand among the air forces of Eastern European countries which have experience flying Soviet and Russian planes. Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland, which operate MiG-29s, could be particularly interested in the new jets, he said.
    The MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-F) multirole fighter is an in-depth modernization of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighter jets, and features improved flight characteristics, as well as improved combat capabilities. The aircraft is designed primarily for operations in the ground-based theater of operations.
    Speaking to Sputnik about the significance of the new plane, Col. Makar Aksenenko, a professional pilot and candidate of military sciences, explained that the plane is a critical and long-awaited component in Russia's post-Soviet military strategy.
    "In my view, this was a machine that we needed a long time ago," Aksenenko noted. "In the 1990s and early 2000s, Russia rather carelessly reduced its fleet of fighter-bombers, shifting the tasks it was meant to perform to ground attack aircraft and bombers."
    However, "now, our air force has again come to understand that it needs a machine capable of providing air cover to troops on the battlefield, but also of acting in operational and tactical depth, striking enemy communications, command posts and reserves. In other words, [they need] a machine capable of solving multiple tasks in the airspace above the modern battlefield."
    With this in mind, Aksenenko emphasized that "it's a good thing that the country's leadership, the command of the Aerospace Defense Forces, and the aviation industry have set about solving this problem."
    Asked to comment on the MiG-35's predecessor, the MiG-29, and why the latter plane was chosen as the basis for the creation of the new 4++ generation aircraft, the officer explained that "this was the fastest and least expensive way to deliver a new aircraft to army aviation – one which relies on the groundwork laid by the MiG-29 family of aircraft, which have excellent aerodynamic characteristics and a solid resource for future modernization."
    "This is the same route taken by other aviation powers," Aksenenko noted, pointing, for example, to the US F-15 and F-16 fighters, "which are upgraded to have improved combat characteristics, and to carry a more extended range of weapons based on contemporary, high-precision systems.
    "Russia has adopted this rational approach, equipping the MiG-29, a plane that is very good from the aerobatic standpoint, with cutting-edge weapons systems, advanced digital avionics, new engines, onboard radar systems, and on-board defense systems," the expert noted. "As a result, the combat potential of the aircraft is increased by at least 250%, it can use high-precision weapons against ground targets, which is crucial when providing support for ground forces."
    A number of experts earlier said that one of the potential weak spots of the MiG-35 were problems with its Zhuk ('Beetle') onboard active phased array antenna radar system. Asked to comment on these problems, Aksenenko noted that the Zhuk radar, capable of targeting both air and ground targets, is "in many respects a revolutionary system for the Russian defense industry and our aviation."
    Accordingly, "it's only natural that it had problems. I think that now, when state trials have been announced, and discussions of mass production have begun, the so-called 'teething problems' of the Zhuk have been solved. In any case, the producer of the system, JSC Phazotron, has extensive experience in scientific and engineering development. I have full faith in our technology."
    Asked about the prospects for the MiG-35 to compete with foreign designs, Aksenenko emphasized that "as far as what Russia today can and must have for itself, the MiG-35 is the winning and economical option. It is the optimal solution to the task at hand at the lowest possible price. The Russian military will be quite satisfied with this aircraft."
    "As for its export potential, it may be of interest to countries that purchase Russian combat aircraft, including India, Algeria, and perhaps Indonesia and the countries of Latin America. I think it will find buyers in Europe (Serbia and perhaps even Finland). After all, it shouldn't be forgotten that the base for the MiG-35, the MiG-29K, was originally created for export. Furthermore, foreign high-precision weaponry can be adapted to the plane's architecture. So the MiG-35 will find its foreign clients. But first and foremost, I will repeat, Russia needs to equip its own air force with these planes," Aksenenko concluded.

    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2017/01/tough-cost-effective-timely-russian-mig.html

    RUSSIA WILL REPLACE ENTIRE FLEET OF LIGHT FIGHTERS WITH CUTTING-EDGE MIG-35 JETS
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 BY INDIANDEFENSE NEWS

    The Russian Aerospace Forces will upgrade the whole fleet of its light fighters to the new MiG-35 aircraft.
    LUKHOVITSY
    — Russia's Aerospace Forces plan to replace the entire fleet of light fighters with the state-of-the-art MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) multirole fighters, the forces' commander, Viktor Bondarev, said Friday at the aircraft's presentation.
    "We will buy these planes, we need them… In a short time, we will replace all light fighter aircraft with this class," Bondarev said.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he hoped the Russian armed forces would be significantly reinforced by the new MiG-35.
    "Upon completion of flight tests [in summer 2017], the Russian Aerospace Forces plan to buy the first batch of MiG-35s in the amount of 30 aircraft. A total of 170 aircraft will be purchased for the complete replacement of the light combat aircraft fleet," Bondarev specified.
    The MiG-35 is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighter jets, featuring improved combat capability and flight performance characteristics.

    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2017/01/russia-will-replace-entire-fleet-of.html

     
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    After SU30MKI proposed maintenance center in Bangalore, now Mig setting up a maintenance center target 75% availability - good work DM & Modi :biggthumpup:

    RUSSIA TO SET UP MIG-29 FIGHTER JET AFTER-SALES SERVICE CENTER IN INDIA IN 2017
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 BY INDIANDEFENSE NEWS

    Vice-president of the United Aircraft Corporation for innovations said that Russia will open an after-sales service center in India for maintenance of the MiG-29 fighter jets.

    LUKHOVITSY (Moscow Region) – Russia will open an after-sales service center in India for maintenance of the MiG-29 fighter jets, Sergey Korotkov, the vice-president of the United Aircraft Corporation for innovations, said Friday.
    “We offer the contractual after-sales service to our foreign clients. Beside the delivery of the aircraft, we are ready to create the maintenance centers on the territory of the client … Such a center to service MiG-29 jets is expected to be opened in India in 2017,” Korotkov told reporters.
    The MiG-29 fighter jets, developed in the Soviet Union in 1980s, are currently used in 29 countries across the world.

    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2017/01/russia-to-set-up-mig-29-fighter-jet.html
     
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    Same platform as M/M2. Sputnik... Sincerely... :facepalm:
     
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    Army and War / Military Technology 27 January 19:54

    MiG-29K against the Rafale: fight in the sky of India


    In New Delhi announced a new tender for the purchase of 57 deck-based fighters
    Anton Anton Mardasov Mardasov


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    The MiG-29K at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS (Photo: Sergei Bobylev / TASS)


    Indian Navy plan to buy 57 carrier-based fighters. As the portal Indian Defence News, in command of the fleet we have already defined the technical parameters of the desired aircraft, designated as MRCBF.

    According to a document published on the website of state purchases of government proposals for the next competition will be collected over the next four months. The Indian Defence News report also notes that the military abandoned the idea of procurement deck light combat aircraft LCA (Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas), developed in India, and therefore decided to turn to alternative suppliers.

    The Command of the Indian Navy spread the RFI - request for information from potential suppliers that may mean - Navy abandons attempts to get the local version of the deck fighter LCA. It is reported that the aircraft must be able to perform tasks at any time, regardless of weather conditions. Deck aircraft will be used to provide air defense for attacks on ground targets, reconnaissance and other operations.

    In addition, it is emphasized that the customer relies on the ability to build the aircraft under license in India. Potential suppliers must specify how many engines have a particular aircraft, on what system it is to take off and land on an aircraft carrier - CATOBAR (take off with the help of catapult, landing with arresting gear) or STOBAR (off short takeoff using jumping, landing - arrester on) and so on.

    Once potential exporters give response to the request (for four months), "short-list" is made up of the most preferred proposals. At the same time the Indian Navy put forward the following requirement - aircraft deliveries expected to begin within three years from the date of conclusion of the contract, three years set aside for the completion of deliveries.

    What are Russia's chances to win in the new Indian tender?

    - Indian fighter Tejas is - is still "raw" aircraft for the Air Force, and its naval version would require additional tests, - says the researcher of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, the chief editor of the magazine "Arms Export" Andrey Frolov. - And if the Indians land aircraft can not bring to mind the interests of seafarers are clearly not in the top ten priorities of the Armed Forces. I must say that the Indians themselves admit that the Tejas fighter aircraft for them turned out to be too small, insufficient thrust-weight ratio. In addition, single-engine aircraft is not very suitable for carrier-based aircraft. Of course, like many precedents in the history of jet aircraft, but at the moment all the commercially available carrier-based aircraft in the world - the twin-engine. Indians are also well aware that the fighter Tejas needs new engine, which is yet to be developed together with the French, or buy from the Americans, and then adapt it.

    In general, a carrier-based fighter of the local assembly in the best case can be born only seven years later, and even then it is not clear how much. In such a situation, recourse to foreign manufacturers - the inevitable. And whatever the Indians in the terms of reference have not been contacted, the real candidates for the tender can be counted on one hand - this is an American F / A-18E / F Super Hornet (US), French aircraft carrier-based version of the Rafale (France) and the Russian MiG-29K.

    "SP": - Who in the top three more chances to win in the Indian tender?

    - I think the main battle can turn between the Rafale and the MiG for one simple reason - these aircraft are already in service with the Indian Armed Forces (36 Rafale ordered, but not yet in operation - the first deliveries of the ordered Rafale scheduled only for 2019). A MiG29K is not only a part of the Air Force, and Navy. As of December 2016, the Indian Navy operated 41 carrier-based fighter MiG-29K / KUB, but only by several contract ordered their fleet have 45 of these machines.

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    French multi-role fighter of the fourth generation of Dassault Rafale (Photo: AP / TASS)


    Therefore, it would be logical to take our Indians "korabelki": MiG-29 carrier-based - ready aircraft, which can very quickly get the infrastructure and preparing pilots has already been created for him. However, there is one "but". As is known, the Indians - a kind of people in terms of military purchases, and they can order the Hornet to expand and deepen relations with the Americans. But in general, the main contenders for victory in this tender - we and the French.

    "SP": - At one time there were persistent rumors that the delivery of French fighters to India will be a great help to the French Dassault Aviation of the manufacturer, as Rafale production under threat and can be minimized, if not there will be foreign orders. Some experts say that the victory of the aircraft in January 2012 in the Indian tender rescued from the car removed from production, but New Delhi has ordered only 36 machines instead of 126.

    - I do not agree with this. And without the Indian tender in Dassault Aviation, things were going well, especially after the Egyptian and Qatari contracts. Company guaranteed a minimum load orders up to 2020 (taking into account the rate of production - 10 planes a year). At the end of 2016 the portfolio on the Rafale aircraft orders stood at 110 aircraft, of which 78 - for export customers (including India). In this sense, the Indian contract manufacturer simply strengthened the position in terms of orders.

    However, this factor affects the current Indian tender - ordered aircraft Dassault Aviation will do for a long time, so in the case of the Indians order Marine version will get it any time soon. I remind you that the Indians make plans for the Air Force Rafale crashed at - hand, as they say, do not get along. Indians have demanded that the French rather strict guarantees on reliability, while maneuvering at a price, and the French did not want to be responsible for the aircraft produced by the Indians. As a result, the past, considerably overpaying, decided to take "off the shelf" serial aircraft due to difficult situation of its own fleet. In India, the rapid pace of contraction is combat-ready squadrons against the background of active purchases by Pakistan and China - to the Indians in the coming years will have to write off the MiG-21 and Tejas hopelessly late.

    In general, given the portfolio of orders for Rafale, Dassault Aviation could simply not cope with the load in time, if you suddenly want the Indians French carrier-based fighter.

    "SP": - They can increase power?

    - In 2015, the representatives of Dassault Aviation said that could open a new factory. But even by increasing the rate of production in half, the order book already existing French will do five years. A MiG-29, I repeat, at the plant in Lukhovitsy in a short time can make as much as you want.

    "SP": - From the set of the MiG-29K Indians can not just wing manned aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" ("Admiral Gorshkov"), but also the first under construction in India aircraft carrier Vikrant. Why do they need another 56 fighters shipborne?

    - The Indians plan to order a third carrier, and quite large. Around this project has "twisted predators," for example, the same French who offer the Indians to build nuclear aircraft carrier on equal footing, have the option of non-nuclear ship. Russia is also ready to offer the servants on the design of an aircraft carrier, but, of course, its foundation or construction - long affair. In the best case, by 2020 the ship's project will be designed and built only a few years.

    In fact, already purchased 29 MiG-Indians will be enough for the acquisition of a second aircraft carrier air wing, but they think of the future and want to buy "for growth" - the third ship. Their logic is clear: the first tender, then - the order and the production of fighter aircraft, training pilots - all of this is quite a long story, and then a third aircraft carrier arrives ...

    "SP": - One of the requirements of the new tender - transfer of technology and the licensed assembly of fighters in India. Russia is ready for this?

    - I think yes. Already, the project on the modernization of the MiG-29 is implemented jointly with the Indians (MiG-29UPG) with Russian assistance and components. In the framework necessary to upgrade 63 aircraft: six in Russia, and the rest - in India. So the Indians have experience deep immersion in the work on the MiG-29, so pass on this plane technology is no problem for us. Another thing is that we can try in the tender offer them the ship's MiG-35, but this is a slightly different story.

    Deputy Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Vladimir Shvarev draws attention to the recent statement by the Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikara in which he made it clear that the country plans to increase its annual exports of arms and military equipment almost six times.

    - In my opinion, this is important, so the Indians may require technology transfer and licensing of assembly in their territory. In this sense, Russia's chances to win the tender quite high. In the first place, the Indians have long been licensed in the plant Indian corporation HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) in the city Karaput produce engines RD-33 for Mig29. Secondly, the purchase of assorted deck fighters - quite expensive because it requires the construction of different infrastructure, different parts and service, changes in the program of training of flight personnel. Therefore, in my opinion, it is very likely that the Indians will choose Russian MiG29K that quite organically fit into their famous program "does in India."

    http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/165169/
     
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    Russia's Bold MiG-35 Fighter Finally Starts Flight-Testing (And Putin Is Watching)
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    Dave Majumdar
    January 27, 2017


    Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video-conference with Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK-MiG) at the Kremlin on Jan. 26 to mark the start of flight-testing for the new Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F. An advanced derivative of the venerable Soviet-era MiG-29, the MiG-35 incorporates new features such as three-dimensional thrust-vectoring and an active electronically scanned array radar.

    “Let me start by congratulating you on this important event – the start of our new MiG-35 light fighter plane’s flight tests,” Putin said according to a transcript released by the Kremlin. “I hope very much that this fighter will contribute substantially to bolstering our Air Force and Aerospace Forces. The plane also has good export potential, given that more than 30 countries actively operate another model, the MiG-29.”

    Test pilot Mikhail Belyayev, who was one of the aviators who took to the air in the new Fulcrum, offered a glowing review of the MiG-35—certainly not a surprise.

    “As part of the MiG-35UB trial program, a crew of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG – test pilots Mikhail Belyayev and Stanislav Gorbunov – have performed a flight to demonstrate its stability, controllability and maneuverability characteristics,” Belyayev said. “The objectives and results of the flight have been fully accomplished. All on-board systems worked properly. The engine and the integrated aircraft control system worked properly. The crew’s evaluation is positive. The quantitative evaluation will be made following the processing and analysis of the materials received from flight recording equipment.”

    In his report to Putin, United Aircraft Corporation director Yury Slyusar, extolled the features of the new MiG-29 derivative. While the airframe is similar to the original MiG-29, the MiG-35 is practically a new design under the hood.

    “The plane’s excellent results were achieved through using a new on-board defense system and new infrared search and track,” Slyusar said. “The plane’s radar visibility has been reduced by a several-fold factor. We have increased from six to eight the number of suspension points, which will make it possible to use current and future airborne weapons systems, including laser weapons. The plane’s range has been more than doubled. This was achieved through bigger capacity of internal tanks and mid-air refueling functions, which can be done in tanker regime with aircraft of the same family too. All systems used in the MiG-35 are Russian designed and made, including the newest systems – the inertial system and helmet-mounted targeting system.”

    More importantly, the new jet will incorporate Russia’s first operational fighter-mounted active electronically scanned array radar—called the Zhuk-MA. The radar is able to track fighter-sized targets at ranges greater than 85 nautical miles. “It can follow from 10 to 30 targets at once, and can operate over land or sea. This is a genuinely unique and promising aircraft, 4++, you could say, very close to being fifth generation,” Putin noted during the conversation.


    RSK-MiG—which falls under the aegis of the United Aircraft Corporation alongside arch-rival Sukhoi—hopes to recapture some the Mikoyan design bureau’s old glory with the new advanced MiG-29 derivative. RSK-MiG’s Fulcrum product line has been overshadowed by Sukhoi’s larger and more capable Flanker series in the years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    “We have created a multi-spectrum system that was integrated into the armament system and additionally installed aboard the MiG-35, and along with other systems, we have developed the Generation 4++ complex,” United Aircraft Corporation general designer and vice president for innovations Sergei Korotkov told Putin. “ We hope that after the trials, the Defense Ministry will buy this machine and that foreign customers will also come to sign contracts with us.”

    Only time will tell if the MiG-35 will be successful, but the Fulcrum-F might be the RSK-MiG’s last hope of regaining some of its lost market share on the international fighter market.

    Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for the National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @davemajumdar.

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/th...5-fighter-finally-starts-flight-testing-19212

     
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    Beginning of the flight tests.... How many times to the end?
     
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    Arre Bhai yeh mig fig ko phir andar mat ghusa!! So irritating!
     
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    and in english... what does it mean ???
     
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    One post saying dont bring Migs on this thread and other saying my post my rules
     
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    No No @Aqwoyk is wrong, though first part is correct.

    It means, I told please don't brings migs in to MMRCA again. Its irritating. @dadeechi said, but migs want to barge in even if no body wants it!:mrgreen:
     
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    I thought It was meant to keep this thread Migs free :innocent:
     
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