The defense Ministry plans to start procurement of the MiG-35 in 2018

Multipurpose fighter MiG-35

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ZHUKOVSKY, July 18. /TASS/. The defense Ministry plans to begin purchases of light fighter MiG-35 in 2018.

On Tuesday told reporters Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

“We have completed development work, we hope that in 2018 we will implement the procurement for the Armed forces,” he said at the MAKS air show in 2017.

The MiG-35, the latest Russian multi-role fighter of the 4++ generation, which is a further development of MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2. Flight tests of the MiG-35 began on January 26, January 27 in Moscow was held the international presentation of the aircraft. Earlier it was reported that the defense Ministry has ordered two aircraft with delivery from 2017 to 2018.