Mig to develop medium weight stealth fighter based on Mig 35

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    RAC MiG is contemplating building a
    fifth-generation fighter which would
    use its current MiG-35 platform as a
    “foundation” for the introduction of
    new technologies.
    Sergey Korotkov, general director of
    the Russian firm, says concepts for a
    new aircraft have already been worked
    on by company engineers.
    “I know this is one of the ideas, one of
    the directions, that is in the pockets of
    the design bureau,” he says, speaking
    through an interpreter. “I do hope that
    we shall stick to this direction more
    seriously very soon.”
     
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    Although he does not detail how
    advanced its studies are, Korotkov
    believes it is “very likely” that the new
    combat type will be developed.
    However, he says “the most important
    thing is that it should be ordered”.
    Such a “time-consuming” project,
    which requires “quite a big amount of
    money”, would need to have a defined
    end user before it commenced, he
    says.
    Korotkov plays down suggestions that
    any work on a fifth-generation fighter
    would bring MiG into conflict with its
    sister airframer Sukhoi, which is
    developing its own stealthy type, the
    T-50/PAK-FA.
    The two aircraft are “are quite
    different projects and each would be
    targeted to resolve their own mission”,
    he says.
    The maximum take-off weight of the
    current MiG-35 is around 5t lighter
    than that of the larger T-50, and
    Korotkov suggests it will provide
    greater efficiency for the majority of
    projected missions.
    “We consider that the MiG-35 is that
    very platform which might, in the
    future, form the foundation of a fifth-
    generation fighter,” he says.
     

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