FULCRUM REJUVENATED

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev consider the latest incarnation of the Fulcrum, which is marketed as the MiG-35.

The single-seat MiG-35M preseries aircraft on approach to Zhukovsky (home of the RSK MiG flight-test centre). The aircraft is carrying underwing large fuel tanks and R-73 air-to-air missiles.
AirTeamImages. com/Artyom Anikeev

The MiG-35 is a new derivative of the familiar MiG-29 and has the distinction of being the first big-ticket project funded by the Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF), established in 2015.

The MiG-35 was presented by UAC President, Yury Slusar; UAC’s Designer General, Sergey Korotkov; and RSK MiG’s chief test pilot, Mikhail Belyaev to Russian President Valdimir Putin on January 26 in a video conference. Watching alongside from the Kremlin was Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, and Defence Minister, Sergey Shoigu.

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