Anyone knows how they fared against rafales-M during the recent exercice varuda btw the two carriers ?
In defence I would expect the MiGs to be every bit as good as the Rafale, but in strike roles I would expect the Rafales are more mature systems.
The purpose of the MiGs and Sus on Soviet and Russian carriers has traditionally been air defence, which is why they picked the Su-33 air to air fighter over the fully multi role 1980s MiG-33.
These days however they will be bringing out brand new AAMs and strike weapons in a variety of weight ranges that could be used by aircraft.
Off topic racist stuff moved to talking bollocks section... this section for discussion about the Indian MiG-29KR