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    Russian Air Force numbers and procurement plans

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    Post  AMCXXL on Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:18 am

    George1 wrote:


    so for MiG-35s we have 4 delivered out of 6 ordered?

    No, 4 out of 8

    There was a contract as installation bath for two machines signed in february 2017 , just after the delvery of two prototypes, so the two first serial Nº10 an Nº11, are under that contract for two and the next 2 are under the contract for 6 signed in 2018

    As in the case of MiG-29K, because the small number of MiG-35 to purchase, is for sure the two first serial planes for test are also transferrred to the service, in this case to Kubinka airbase


    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2438502.html
    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4027093
    February 17th, 2017
    Two more MiG-35 fighter for test were ordered

    Recall that at the end of 2016, JSC RSK MiG completed the construction of the first two experimental samples of the MiG-35 fighter jet at its Production Complex No. 1 in Lukhovitsy near Moscow under a contract for carrying out the corresponding R&D with the Russian Aerospace Forces.
    The first built single-seat MiG-35 (9-41SR, side number "702 blue") made its first flight in Lukhovitsy on November 24, 2016, and the two-seat MiG-35UB (9-47SR, side number "712 blue") - about December 1 ... The beginning of official factory testing of both aircraft was announced during the presentation on January 26, 2017.

    According to him, already this year it is planned to switch from factory tests of two existing aircraft in Lukhovitsy near Moscow to state tests at the State Flight Test Center in Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan Region).

    "A little later, two more MiG-35s will join the state tests, the contract for which was recently signed.


    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3316363.html
    August 23rd, 2018
    Contract for six MiG-35 fighters
    At the beginning of 2017, it was announced that a contract was signed for two more test planes of the MiG-35 fighter, but so far they have not been delivered. Initially, it was announced plans to complete the State tests of the MiG-35 fighter by mid-2018, however, the actual State tests were only started in May 2018.

    Since 2013, the planned dates for signing the corresponding contract have been repeatedly postponed, and the number of MiG-35 fighters planned for purchase by the beginning of 2017 was reduced to 24 machines


    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4119273.html
    New MiG-35 in Kubinka
    August 22nd
    According to spotters, during the last week in Kubinka to participate in the exposition of the International military-technical forum "Army-2020", which will be held from 23 to 29 August 2020, four MiG-35 fighters of the new construction of the Lukhovitsky Aviation Plant (LAZ) arrived named after P.A. Voronin - a branch of JSC "RSK" MiG "single-seat fighter MiG-35S with side number" 10 blue "and three two-seat fighters MiG-35UB with blue side numbers" 11 "," 12 "and" 15

    The MiG-35S fighters with the side number "10 blue" and the MiG-35UB with the side number "11 blue" were built according to the contract concluded in February 2017 with the Russian Ministry of Defense for two pre-production samples of the MiG-35 fighter for their connection to the expanded program of the State tests of this type, both of these aircraft were transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces in May 2019.

    At the same time, two two-seat MiG-35UB fighters with blue side numbers "12" and "15" are the first aircraft built according to the Russian Defense Ministry signed in August 2018 with the United Aircraft Corporation JSC (UAC, which includes JSC "RSK" MiG ") to the contract for the supply of the first six production fighters MiG-35S and MiG-35UB with a contract execution period from 2018 to 2023. These first two fighters were delivered in the first half of 2020, and their arrival in Kubinka was their first public appearance.

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    Post  AMCXXL on Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:35 pm

    In the video there are two more MiG-35: Nº14 and Nº16
    https://www.1tv.ru/news/2020-10-02/394309-eksklyuzivnye_kadry_pervogo_kanala_iz_kabiny_pilota_istrebitelya_novogo_pokoleniya_su_57

    At that time the total number of MiG-35: 6 delivered (out of 8 ordered)

    - In 2019, 2 MiG-35 were delivered: Nº10 and Nº11 (under the 2017 contract for 2 machines)
    - In 2020, 4 MiG-35 have been delivered: Nº12, Nº14, Nº15, Nº16 (under the 2018 contract for 6 machines)

    Therefore, still there are 2 machines to deliver.
    It is certain that a new contract will be signed this year or the next, probably for 14 or 16 more MiG-35s.

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    Post  LMFS on Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:11 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:In the video there are two more MiG-35: Nº14 and Nº16
    https://www.1tv.ru/news/2020-10-02/394309-eksklyuzivnye_kadry_pervogo_kanala_iz_kabiny_pilota_istrebitelya_novogo_pokoleniya_su_57

    At that time the total number of MiG-35: 6 delivered (out of 8 ordered)

    - In 2019, 2 MiG-35 were delivered: Nº10 and Nº11 (under the 2017 contract for 2 machines)
    - In 2020, 4 MiG-35 have been delivered: Nº12, Nº14, Nº15, Nº16 (under the 2018 contract for 6 machines)

    Therefore, still there are 2 machines to deliver.
    It is certain that a new contract will be signed this year or the next, probably for 14 or 16 more MiG-35s.

    These machines are for state tests (to be finished next year from what they said) and then for the Swifts?

    Where would those additional 14-16 airframes go in your opinion? Will the MiG be bought in numbers similar to Su-35S for instance? That would mean a very big increase in the size of VKS' fleet...

    NATO is significantly increasing their flights close to Russian borders (52 last week if I am not wrong) and I don't think they plan to stop anytime soon, I think that calls either to exhaust airframe hours from older planes or for smaller jets that can identify those NATO incursions for less money than Su-35S would do.

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