Russia’s New Mikoyan MiG-35 to Conduct Test Flights
Russia’s New Mikoyan MiG-35 to Conduct Test Flights –
The Russian Aerospace Forces will start receiving the Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) fighter jet in 2018 after the plane undergoes trials in 2017, Warplane Development Program Director at Russia’s United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation Vladimir Mikhailov told TASS news agency in an interview. «In 2018, the fighter jet will be delivered to Russian Aerospace Forces», he added.
The MiG-35 can climb at the rate of 330 m/s. The service ceiling is 17,500 m. The maximum speed is 2,400 km/h.
Armenian aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan (1905-1969), was one of the founders of the Mikoyan military aircraft design bureau. More than 40 modifications of MIG aircraft were developed under his leadership.