Flyboy77 wrote:Good news if it turns out to be true. We'll have to wait till its confirmed though. The amount of reports about the MiG-29M/35 getting exported over the past years that never materialised is quiet a lot.
What is the difference between MIG-29M and MIG-35 apart from the AESA radar?
Its hard to say really because the MiG-35 has been in continuous development since about 2008. At some point it was meant to have a redesigned airframe with larger wings that came with 5 hard points and different vertical tail stabiliser. Though that plan seem to have been abandoned. We'll have to wait and see what comes out of the R&D project that was signed with the RuAF not long ago. At the very least you can expect it to be able to carry new generation of weapons that are being developed and have more advance avionic package which includes the AESA Radar.
Recently we've also seen MiG-29 Bort 747 testing a new targeting pod and other sensors that can be attached on the air-intake near the rear landing gear.
In fact the first batch of 30 russian MIG-35 will not have AESA radar
MiG-35s for the Russian Air Force in the future will be equipped with radars with active phased array antenna (APAA), but the first batch prepared by conventional radar.
This was announced by TASS first deputy general director and general designer of the corporation "Fazotron-NIIR" (included in KRET) Yuri Guskov at "Aero India 2015". He recalled that in 2010 the company developed the technology AESA and radar demonstrator with a grid was installed on the MiG-35, participated in the Indian tender MMRCA, who won the French "Rafale". "There (MiG-35) was the demonstrator radar AFAR reviews and Indian pilots were the most good. Our radar has not received virtually no comment, and its design has been recommended to all of our competitors who have participated in this tender ", - said Andrei. According to him, the first batch of about 30 MiG-35 Russian Air Force will receive no radar AFAR.
"The purpose of the RAC" MiG "- get the order of the Defense Ministry, to deliver MiG-35s in series and in parallel to carry out development work with a view to starting, presumably, from the 30th to put the aircraft already has a radar AFAR" - he said Agency. TASS "
The company "Fazotron-NIIR" does not stop work on the modernization of on-board station "Zhuk-M", which is designed to be installed on the MiG-29 and MiG-35, MIC reported, citing a source in the defense industry. "Modernization of the onboard radar" Zhuk-M "is carried out in terms of improving the software, which will provide new radar modes when working on land and sea targets", - said the source. According to a source, "the radar is mounted on the deck fighters MiG-29K and will be installed on the first serial MiG-35."
He also recalled that the stations "Zhuk-ME" (export performance) equipped with deck MiG-29K / KUB supplied to India. topwar.ru"
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