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Russia began to develop a light multi-functional front-line fighter jet

MOSCOW, (BM) – The press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, part of Rostec) announced the start of research in the interests of creating a new platform for operational tactical aviation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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At the end of last year, MiG RSK placed an order for the study “aerodynamic calculation of a light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft, comparison with foreign analogues” for the period 2020-2025.

Information about this was posted on the public procurement portal.

According to RIA Novosti the UAC engineering centers are continuously working on new models of equipment. “There are search and conceptual research. We are talking, among other things, about new platforms for operational tactical aviation. These projects will make a promising program of work for Sukhoi Design Bureau and Mikoyan Design Bureau in the framework of the UAC Military Aviation Division,” the press service said.

According to Viktor Murakhovsky, who is the editor-in-chief of the State’s Arsenal magazine, the new light front-line fighter should be single-engine and located in a niche between the MiG-35 and the Yak-130 in order to compete with foreign aircraft of this class.

So he commented on the information that studies had begun in Russia in the interests of creating a new platform for operational tactical aviation.

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“We see that, in comparison with foreign light fighters, the same MiG-35 can be called a light one with a stretch. It is rather already competing with the Su-35. The new operational-tactical aircraft should be single-engine and located in a niche between the MiG-35 and Yak-130,” said Murakhovsky RIA Novosti.

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