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Russia is sending MiG-35 fighters to Syria to advertise them to potential buyers

HANOI, (BM) – An interesting article is published in its Sunday issue of DatViet magazine dedicated to the Russian fighters of the 4 ++ generation MiG-35. According to the author of the article, Moscow will soon send its newest MiG-35 fighter to its Khmeimim military base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

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The author of the article emphasizes that this is not his expert opinion, but an opinion expressed by American military experts on military-political issues in the Middle East.

They (military experts) believe that the new Russian fighter will fight the Israeli F-16 in the very near future, in an attempt to prevent such frequent attacks from Tel Aviv on positions of Hamas and the Iranian army on the territory of the Arab state.

“The MiG-35 has many advanced features, including the use of artificial intelligence,” said US experts.

BulgarianMilitary.com reminds that this is in principle a practice of the Russian military and space forces. In recent years, Syria has become a real military training ground for testing new Russian weapons. From there passed the T-90 tanks, the T-14 army, the Okhotnik drone, as well as the Russian Su-35 fighters and the newest Russian fighter of the fifth generation – Su-57.

Among the real buyers of the MiG-35 are countries, including India, Egypt, Belarus and Angola, which is an opportunity for Moscow to advertise the functionality of its fighters in real combat conditions. there is currently no more suitable place than Syria.

The MiG-35 is the successor to the legend of Russian aircraft construction and one of the flagships of the Cold War – the MiG-29. Having successfully passed state tests some time ago, he is known to be capable of conducting high-precision air raids and attacks against targets both in the air and on the ground.

In addition, the deployment of the MiG-35 at Russia’s Hmeimim air base and participation in military operations in Syria will give the pilot more experience. US experts have not ruled out the possibility of Russia delivering MiG-35 fighters to the Syrian Air Force.

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We remind you that Syria has already received a supply of Russian fighters and these were MiG-29s, but renewed according to the requirements of Bashar al-Assad’s army.

A number of experts believe that Israel would have serious problems if a Russian MiG-35 faced an Israeli F-16, as was Turkey in full force.

The Russian MiG-35 not only significantly outperforms the F-16, which is currently being served in neighboring Turkey and Israel, but could trigger a heavy F-15 fighter jet. of Israel, US experts said.

Russian experts have repeatedly argued that the current development of the MiG-35 is better, modern and efficient than that of the American F-15 or F-16, and that maintenance costs compared to the obsolete MiG-29 are at least 80% lower.

All this can really make this Russian fighter of 4 ++ generation attractive and attractive to foreign buyers, who are expected to be more than expected.

The MiG-35 is good once American experts have recommended India to buy it

On July 14 a rather controversial article was published in the American Military Watch Magazine, in which the Russian 4++ fighter of the MiG-35 generation was not only praised, but also called the only combat aircraft that India should acquire in the near future.

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In fact, the United States recognized the superiority of the Russian combat vehicle over the F-21, believing that if New Delhi really makes a deal with Russia to acquire MiG-35 fighters, then this will be the best choice in terms of quality and cost.

“After the confrontation between the Indian and Chinese military in the Galvan valley in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas in June 2020, India needs to seriously think about buying the Russian MiG-35” the article said.

“China has not yet deployed the latest fifth-generation J-20 combat vehicles at the Indian borders. Beijing limited itself to the transfer of J-16 fighters to the border, which are the modernization of the Su-30MKK, previously delivered by Russia. They surpass the MiG-29UPG and Su-30MKI in their performance characteristics and operational qualities, so the Indians were in a difficult position. Now India feels an urgent need for a new generation of aircraft, and the MiG-35 is well suited for this role. The MiG-35 is a 4++ generation fighter that will allow us to close the technological gap with China,” continues the author of the article.

The Russian MiG-35 fighter is indeed a highly efficient combat vehicle, the acquisition of which India was thinking about, however, has not yet made a final decision.

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