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    MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:57 pm

    MOSCOW July 31: The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the possibility of purchasing MiG-35 multi-purpose jet fighters that will be used to equip at least two aviation squadrons.

    “The Russian Air Force plans to have at least 24 MiG-35 state-of- the-art multifunction jet fighters before 2015. The Defense Ministry is currently studying the possibility of concluding a contract to purchase such airplanes,” the Russian ministry’s source in charge of arms purchases told Interfax-AVN on Friday.

    A MiG-35 deal could be signed this year, the source said, adding that the purchase of such airplanes is envisioned in the country’s long- term weapons procurement program.

    United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) President Alexei Fyodorov earlier announced plans to deliver several MiG-35 jet fighters to the Defense Ministry.

    “We continue negotiations with the Defense Ministry regarding the details of such an agreement. Twenty to 30 MiG-35 planes could be sold to the Defense Ministry,” Fyodorov said….The airplane’s unique component is the newest Zhuk-AE active phased array aircraft radar, which allows such planes to track down up to 30 targets simultaneously and to attack six of them that pose the greatest threat simultaneously.

    The MiG-35 jet fighter has a service life of 40 years, or 6,000 flight hours. The maintenance of one such airplane costs nearly half of that of MiG-29 planes.

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    MiG-29/ΜiG-35: News

    Post  Vladislav on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:30 am

    Awesome! So we have 48 Su-35BMs, 24 MiG-35s and we are getting 36 MiG-29SMT. Over one hundred modern fighters promised in the next five years. That ought to tide us over until PAKFA comes into production.

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    Purchase of MiG-35 significantly increases chances for victory in the Indian MRCA tender

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:41 pm

    Purchase of MiG-35 significantly increases chances for victory in the Indian MRCA tender
    05.08.2009

    Moscow. 3 August. Interfax-AVN - Russian Defense Decision to buy the new multi-party MiG-35 is an additional advantage of this aircraft in the Indian tender, say in the military-industrial complex (OPK), the Russian Federation.

    "The chances of the MiG-35 to victory in the Indian fighter tender already assessed as high. Today, when it became known that the shipment of aircraft purchased by the Ministry of Defense of Russia, they became even more", - told Interfax-AVN "a source in one of structures involved in arms exports.

    Sobesednik agency noted that the heat of competition in the bidding very high. He has further intensified after the United States signed an agreement with India in defense and arms trade.

    "The goal is that by the end of the year in India will be demonstration flights, including the military use before the tender for the aircraft. In order to participate in these flights of Russian aircraft corporation" MiG "is now preparing two fighter aircraft MiG-35", - said the agency interlocutor .

    He recalled that at the last air show in Bangalore fighter MiG-35 flight tested in a well-known Indian air force pilot retired Marshal Harish Masand. After landing, he said that the MiG-35 is an exceptional handling and maneuverability, which provide the best aerodynamic concept elektrodistantsionnaya and new digital control system aircraft.

    The official tender for the purchase of 126 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force was announced in August 2007. Under the terms of the tender, which have been approved by the Ministry of Defense of India, the winner will supply the Indian Air Force 18 fighters gathered for their enterprises, the rest should be made directly to the license in India in the corporation HAL.

    Conditions of the tender is not excluded that in future India may order another order of 60-65 aircraft. Calendar lifetime supplied fighters to be about 40 years.

    The total amount of the transaction, according to Indian sources, would be 420 billion rupees (more than $ 10 billion).

    In addition to the Russian MiG-35 taking part in the tender French fighter Rafale (Dassault Aviation), Swedish Gripen (SAAB), the American F/A-18 (Boeing) and F-16 (Lockheed Martin), as well as the European Eurofighter Typhoon (group EADS) .

    As reported, before the end of the year may be awarded the contract for the purchase of Russian military aircraft at least 24 multi-purpose fighter aircraft MiG-35. The purchase of these aircraft provides long-term weapons program until 2015.

    Mikoyan MiG-35 is designed to win victories in air combat and effective application of precision weapons strikes against ground and surface targets, not entering into a zone of air defenses. This machine is a fighter generation "4 + +".

    The cockpit is equipped with a pilot system and the LCD display on the windscreen. It is completely adapted to work at night, including work with the pilot's night vision goggles. Unique components of the MiG-35 is an airborne radar "Zhuk-AE" with an active phased array (AFAR). Accompany the station allows up to 30 targets and simultaneously attack and six of them, representing the greatest danger.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  tunguska on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:37 am

    Hey it´s me again but in this forum now!! haha. Can you tell me how good the mig-35 is? is it better than the u.s f-22 raptor? I sure hope so, and how many airplanes are there in a squadron? i want to know all about russian army, air force, naval forces. Oh and yes in your opinion guys which is better, the sukhoi or the mig companies?... anyway waiting for your opinions anxiously, take care, and Russia is best!!

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:54 am

    tunguska wrote:Hey it´s me again but in this forum now!! haha. Can you tell me how good the mig-35 is? is it better than the u.s f-22 raptor?

    Nothing is better than the F-22.

    I sure hope so, and how many airplanes are there in a squadron?

    We don't have squadrons, we have regiments which are 24-30 aircraft

    i want to know all about russian army, air force, naval forces. Oh and yes in your opinion guys which is better, the sukhoi or the mig companies?... anyway waiting for your opinions anxiously, take care, and Russia is best!

    Sukhoi is far and away the better of the two.

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    Thirty percent of Russia's MiG-29 was struck by corrosion tail

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:54 pm

    Thirty percent of Russia's MiG-29 was struck by corrosion tail
    20/08/2009

    Corrosion tail Commission found the Air Forces of Russia in 80 percent of MiG-29, standing on the arms. This, as reported by Interfax, said Aug. 19 Acting zamglavkoma Air Force armament, Major-General Oleg Barmin.

    According to the general, in this regard in 2009 is planned to carry out repairs keels at 106 MiG-29 Air Force of Russia. Some machines, as noted Barmin, the military intend to continue to operate "with the periodic monitoring." All of Russia's Air Force is about three hundred MiG-29.

    Checking the aircraft began after the December 5, 2008 five kilometers from the airport "Domna" in the Chita region of Trans-Baikal region crashed MiG-29, which killed the pilot. Earlier in October the same year near Chita similar plane crashed, the pilot who survived. Other victims and the devastation was averted because the car fell into a swampy area about 40 kilometers from the city. According to military, two incidents occurred due to technical reasons.

    In mid-March 2009 Head of Press Service of Russia Air Force Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said that about 90 MiG-29 fighters rejected during inspections fleet of aircraft. At that time, was examined about two hundred aircraft. Of these, more than a hundred were allowed to fly, and about ninety excluded.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Viktor on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:16 am

    They should phase out those 60% and modernize other 40% to SMT standard .... nothing else seems logical

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Vladislav on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:37 am

    Viktor wrote:They should phase out those 60% and modernize other 40% to SMT standard .... nothing else seems logical

    Basically, that is what we are doing, just not as fast as we would like. The purchase of Algeria's returned fighters have helped speed up that process.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:16 pm

    Vladislav wrote:
    Basically, that is what we are doing, just not as fast as we would like. The purchase of Algeria's returned fighters have helped speed up that process.

    Well I hope MIG-35 will be bought by 2015 and will enter RUAF .. it is really great aircraft.

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    Mig-29K/Mig-35

    Post  Austin on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:52 pm

    Mig-29K/Mig-35 ( AndyB/BRF )

    http://www.4shared.com/document/LUapjQvD/MiG-35.html

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:28 pm

    Tnx man. Excellent read.

    Did not know for instance that version of PAK-FA AESA radar will find its way in MIG-35.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Austin on Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:34 am

    Indeed I will be very disappointed if RuAF did not purchase the Mig-35 in 100 and Mig-29K in equal numbers , both aircraft are quite capable and should not just depend on export market for success.

    The rumors with Indian MMRCA and carried by some news paper is even if Mig-35 looses the MMRCA race the Indian Government will purchase 60 odd Mig-35 outside the MMRCA.

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    New Look for Russian Airforce

    Post  Austin on Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:37 am

    New Look for Russian Airforce ( via AndyB/BRF )

    http://ifile.it/nxak4gr/RUAF%20NEW%20STRUCTURE.zip

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:22 am

    The rumors with Indian MMRCA and carried by some news paper is even if Mig-35 looses the MMRCA race the Indian Government will purchase 60 odd Mig-35 outside the MMRCA.

    If the MMRCA is really just a technology grab, then it would make sense for them to go for either the Typhoon or F-18, but both are very very expensive for simply warmed over 4+ gen fighters.
    If they are going to risk a US aircraft then I would think a mix of F-18s and Gripens might actually suit them best from a tech grab point of view.

    Does that mean the US is muscling in on Russian weapon sales to India? ...not really, 20 years ago this contract probably would have just gone to the French for more M2Ks, but seeing as they are not longer an option...

    BTW thanks for those links Austin.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Austin on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:42 am

    GarryB the problem is L1 tendering which mean say 5 aircraft meets IAF baseline requirenment then the one that cost lowest will be purchased.

    So if Typhoon is the best technology bet then its not necessary the lowest bidder , L1 tendering and best technology are at logger heads.

    Which is the reason I think the best deal and lowest cost will win the day if the process is followed without political interference.

    Which gives aircraft like Mig-35 and F-16IN a good chance to win.

    Well irrespective of the fate of Mig-35 in MMRCA the RuAF should procure atleast 100 of these and should aggressively export it.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:04 am

    The problem for the F-16 is that Pakistan already use it.
    And the issue with the Mig-35 is that it will probably replace or supliment the existing Mig-29s anyway.
    The problem is that this has gone on for so long I would expect different people want or expect different things from it, from a way to buy new technology relatively cheaply, to a potential to diversify sources for important items.
    Personally I think reliability wise France and Russia have both shown there are no strings attached in the way India can use the things it buys, so the only reason to diversify is to get a better price. The problem is that in this case buying American or the joint European offering (Typhoon) will get different capabilities but so many strings attached it is not funny.
    When any senator can add extra demands on each order for spares for leverage on India, I really don't think it is worth it to buy from the US...

    I agree regarding the Mig-35 in Russian service, I think it is an excellent jet that will be a very capable machine in the Russian AF. Hopefully current Mig-29 users will take note of the performance increases this model offers and it is ordered in numbers.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Austin on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:12 am

    True the problem with American purchase is that it comes with strings attached and some agreement that needs to be signed that so far India has not done.

    Any senator can get up on the wrong side of bed with a bad dream and can come with some conditions that may affects spares , weapons and support.

    But the bright side is we do not learn from past experience and have the habit of coming with wrong decision due to narrow political/personal reasons , so them them buy all the American goods they can and then learn to live with strings attached.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  nightcrawler on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:00 am

    We have F16 to counter MiG29
    We have JF17 to counter pathetic HAL Tejas & other Indian older MiGs
    ~2011 We will have J10 to counter Su30s( this will giv us tough time I admit it)
    MiG35 hmmmmmmmmmm... we will think latter if India buy lots of those

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:06 am

    Regarding US purchases... we still have our Skyhawks... the US wont let us sell them to a private company in the US made up of former US military personnel that want to set up a training force to be a civilian contractor for the USAF.

    Apparently our A4K skyhawks to too sophisticated for civilian use!!!!!!!!!

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    ΜiG-29 fighters

    Post  ahmedfire on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:26 pm

    i know that Pak fa and su35 is the russian aircrafts that will have AESA radars on it's board..

    did russia intend to put an AESA radar on mig 29(any wersion) board ???

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Hoof on Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:18 am

    ahmedfire wrote:i know that Pak fa and su35 is the russian aircrafts that will have AESA radars on it's board..

    did russia intend to put an AESA radar on mig 29(any wersion) board ???

    Russia has been neglecting mig-29s for like 20 years.. now lots of them have major problems... even corrosion issues... I dont think they are going to upgrade mig-29s anymore, there is a lot more money allocated to su-27s and stuff...

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:45 am

    The AESA for the Mig-35 was the first publicly revealed Russian fighter AESA AFAIK.

    They certainly do seem to be neglecting the Mig, which has mostly been attributed to the high profile of Mig during the communist years... a bit like a company being popular under Stalin suddenly becoming unpopular under the next regime simply because it was so popular under the previous leadership.

    The Mig-29 itself can be readily upgraded to a standard that results in a useful enough fighter/bomber that is relatively cheap to operate.

    With the SMT upgrade its range and weapons options are comparable to western equivelents.

    Like the T-72 is has a comparatively negative image in the west because the western powers were able to train against East German Mig-29s and they found all its strengths and weaknesses.
    This is the period when the West changed from their dogfight doctrine to their focus on BVR with AMRAAMs because in close combat an aware Mig-29 is deadly.
    To date however most Mig-29s engaged by the west have been dumbed down monkey model A and B models (A being export to communist countries like East Germany and B being export to other countries dumbed down to almost Mig-23 level systems... in fact the IRST on the last model Mig-23ML was actually better than the IRST fitted to the B model Mig-29s).

    A product improved Mig-29 that is properly maintained and operated by a competent air force would hold quite a few shocks for the unsuspecting enemy.

    All the reports of aircraft numbers released and new purchases and upgrades don't mention Mig-29s, which in my opinion is a shame. Numbers are going to be a problem unless production really steps up so upgrading a few hundred Mig-29s would be a good thing for the Russian AF... not every sector requires T-50s... and more importantly putting T-50s in every sector will only further spur development and spending to counter it.

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  Hoof on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:25 am

    GarryB wrote:
    A product improved Mig-29 that is properly maintained and operated by a competent air force would hold quite a few shocks for the unsuspecting enemy.

    All the reports of aircraft numbers released and new purchases and upgrades don't mention Mig-29s, which in my opinion is a shame. Numbers are going to be a problem unless production really steps up so upgrading a few hundred Mig-29s would be a good thing for the Russian AF... not every sector requires T-50s... and more importantly putting T-50s in every sector will only further spur development and spending to counter it.

    I'm not sayings mig-29s are bad... but they have been neglected compared to Su-27 type fighters...I think migs would be easier to maintain and somewhat more flexible compared to Sukhoi's, not to mention they are cheaper...

    Same thing goes one in afghanistan with USAF... they dont use F22s... and i dont think they use F15s... instead they use F16s... because they are better suited for that place and easy to maintain...

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:48 am

    Unfortunately all Russian aircraft were neglected, but early pre end of cold war Soviet aircraft were designed to operate with little maintainence requirements for the expected period of a war.

    Parts had a fixed life and were replaced without inspection and for safety those lifespans were conservative so the aircraft were fairly simple but expensive to maintain.

    The SMT introduced onboard checking systems and introduced inspections of certain parts so that parts were replaced when they needed replacing rather than when the chart said they needed it.
    Onboard diagnostic hardware and software further improved things and it has been stated that a Mig-29SMT is 40% cheaper to maintain and operate than an earlier model Mig-29.

    The main problem of course is that the Mig-29SMT is a multi role fighter bomber whereas the Mig-29 in Russian service is a point defence interceptor so most of the things added are not considered necessary.

    It is ironic that for a very long period the only Russian aircraft able to use the R-77 was the Mig-29S which actually made it on paper more capable than any in service Flankers through the 1990s.

    The fact that they didn't buy R-77 missiles because they were designed and made in the Ukraine negated that advantage. (Well the R-77 seekers of the time were made in the Ukraine at Artem... now they are made at AGAT.)

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    Re: MiG-29/ΜiG-35 Fulcrum: News

    Post  nightcrawler on Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:36 am

    In the recent defence purchases no one is planning to buy MiG-29; rather they prefer SU-27 & maybe 30s (~look at Malaysia/ Venezuela)....
    The best for Russians to do is to export MiG-29 engines which are extremely good for our JF-17 & engines are the only things we aren't good at. Suspect

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