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Friday, February 4, 2011

MiG-35 Russian airplane won't fly at "Aero India 2011"

Bangalore, India - In the context of the bid for 126 fighters for Indian Air Force

(WAPA) - As reported on Wednesday by a representative of the Russian company MiG, Mikoyan-Gurevich, to Russian news agency "RIA Novosti", the MiG-35 Fulcrum-F aircraft will not fly at "Aero India 2011", the event held in Bangalore from 9 to 13 February that, as we already said (see AVIONEWS), will be attended by all the six companies competing for the supply of 126 fighters to Indian Air Force, IAF.

The Country, however, won't withdraw the competition, called in 2007 by IAF to replace the MiG-21 Russian fighters dating back to Soviet era.

Boeing will take part in the competition with F/A-18 Super Hornets, Lockheed Martin with F-16 Fighting Falcons, Dassault with Rafales, Gripen International (Saab Group) with Jas-39s, the European consortium (UK, Germany, Italy and Spain) with Eurofighter Typhoons and MiG exactly with the MiG-35.

The Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F is the latest production version of the Russian fighter MiG-29. It's equipped with thrust vectoring engines and a very advanced fly-by-wire technology.

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Aero INDIA 2007 MIG-35

The Russian MiG-35

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