Based on the MiG-29K airframe, Russia has developed a new shore-based derivative. Known as both the MiG-29M and MiG-35, the advanced ‘Fulcrum-F’ is now in production.
WHETHER REFERRED TO as a MiG-29M or a MiG-35, the latest ‘Fulcrum’ is one and the same aircraft — the differing identities depend mainly upon marketing-speak. The variant ordered by Syria (now on hold) and then Egypt is designated as the MiG-29M, or M2 in its two-seat version, while that for Russia is the MiG-35S/35UB, but the differences between them are insignificant. The internal designation at the Mikoyan design bureau is izdeliye 9.41S for the single-seater and 9.47S for the two-seater in the original form for Syria. Further derivatives for Egypt are designated 9.41SM and 9.47SM, and for Russia 9.41SR and 9.47SR respectively.