RAC MiG Offers MiG-35 to India
23 Aug 2005
Russia plans to offer the MiG-35 fighter in India's tender for the acquisition of about 125 new multi-role fighter aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force MiG-21 fleet. The MiG-35 is offered along with technology transfer for indigenous production in India.
RAC MiG recently introduced the MiG-35 designation to market its latest MiG-29 derivative. The MiG-35 consists of the MiG-29OVT fitted with thrust vectoring control (TVC) and incorporates all features of the MiG-29M/M2 fighters.
Other candidates for the IAF tender include the F-16 Advanced Block 50/52, F/A-18 Super Hornet, Mirage 2000-5, Saab Gripen. All are modern multi-role combat aircraft featuring the latest weapons technology and in-flight refuelling capability, the MiG-35 however will be the only one offered with TVC and super-manoeuvrability similar to the Sukhoi Su-30MKI.