10 Facts You Should Know About Russian MiG-35 fighter jet

10 Facts You Should Know About Russian MiG-35 fighter jet

Today we will tell you 10 Facts You Should Know About the Russian MiG-35 fighter jet

The Mikoyan MiG-35 or Fulcrum-F or Микоян МиГ-35 is a Russian multirole fighter. It is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighters.

It is classified as a 4++ generation jet fighter by Mikoyan. The single-seat version is designated MiG-35 and the two-seat version is MiG-35D.

The fighter has vastly improved avionics and weapon systems, notably the new AESA radar, precision-guided targeting capability, and the uniquely designed optical locator system (OLS), which relieves the aircraft from relying on ground-controlled interception (GCI) systems and enables it to conduct independent multirole missions.

1 ) Mig 35 has Phazotron Zhuk-AE active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar

2) Mig 35 has smokeless RD-33MK engines

The RD-33MK “Morskaya Osa” (Russian: Морская Оса, literally: “Sea Wasp” or Chironex fleckeri) is the latest version of the RD-33. It has 7% more power compared to the baseline model due to the use of modern materials in the cooled blades, providing a higher thrust of 9,000 kgf. In response to earlier criticism, the new engines are smokeless and include systems that reduce infrared and optical visibility. The engines may be fitted with vectored-thrust nozzles, which would result in an increase in combat efficiency by 12% to 15%. The RD-33OVT engine variant comes with thrust vectoring nozzles and can direct thrust in two directions or planes.

3 ) OLS-Optical Locator System on MIG-35

OLS, as well as radar, allows the detection of targets and aim weapon systems. But, unlike the radar, OLS has no emission which means – can’t be detected. OLS works like a human eye – it gets the picture and analyzes it. Usually, it’s been said radars are the eyes of the plane. But to be exact, it’s more a locator device like whales have.

But OLS is really the eyes of the plane and they are very sharp. OLS works not only with invisible bands. A very important part of “plane vision” is the IR picture. NII PP engineers have chosen more short-wave bands for the matrix, which has increased the sensitivity of the complex several times and has increased the detection range greatly.MiG-35 OLS may see USAF stealth planes very nicely as well. Today it’s impossible to hide the plane from the complex of powerful optics with IR vision. This optical system can distinguish targets and aim weapons as well.  Since it has no emissions, it is very silent

4) The number of weapon stations has increased to 10

5) Mig 35 has One 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-301 autocannon with 150 rounds

6) The average cost of  flight personnel hours decreased by 2.5 times compared to the old  MiG-29

7) The maximum Weight load of Mig 35 is  7 tons (twice the weight load of MIG-29)

8)  Mig 35  flight range has increased by 50%,

9) The armament of Mig 35

Rockets: ( S-8 , S-13 ,S-25L (LD) laser guided variant ,S-25-O with fragmentation warhead and radio proximity fuze ,S-24)
Air-to-air missiles (R-73 , R-77 )
Air-to-surface missiles (Kh-29L/TE)
Anti-radiation missiles( Kh-31PD)
Anti-ship missiles: (Kh-31AD)
Bombs: (KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb ,KAB-500L laser-guided bomb ,KAB-500S-E GLONASS guided bomb)

10) Performance

Mig 35 has a Maximum speed of Mach 2.2 (2,400 km/h) its Range is 2,000 km.

The Rate of the climb is 330 m/s (65,000 ft/min) and Thrust to weight ratio 1.03 . Maximum g-load of MIG 35 is +10 g

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