Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:7PM
A new multi-role Russian MiG-35 fighter is displayed during its international presentation at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy outside Moscow, Russia, on January 27, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
A new multi-role Russian MiG-35 fighter is displayed during its international presentation at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy outside Moscow, Russia, on January 27, 2017. (Photos by Reuters)
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Russia’s military plans to mass-produce a new generation of MiG-35 multi-role fighter jets in 2019, a year after the Russian Aerospace Forces will be equipped with the advanced aircraft, officials say.

Boris Slyusar, head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), made the remarks about the mass production of the MiG-35 during its unveiling ceremony in the town of Lukhovitsi near Moscow on Friday, adding that “until then, there will be flight tests which will be completed by that time.”

Meanwhile, MiG Director General Ilya Tarasenko announced that the aircraft would be employed by the Russian Aerospace Forces next year.