Russia is to market a new variant of the MiG-35 multirole combat aircraft geared towards the export market, it was announced on 22 October.
Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) said that a version of the aircraft modified with anti-corrosion parts for hot and humid operations, a different outer-mould line, an open-systems architecture, an electro-optic/infrared search and track (EO/IRST) sensor, and a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has been developed for the international market.
While the export variant of the MiG-35 is aimed at the wider international market, the Director General of MiG Corporation, Ilya Tarasenko, noted that the aircraft would make "a very interesting proposal" for African nations looking for a cost-effective combat aircraft.
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