A contract for delivery of MiG-35 fighters to Russian air forces will be signed after 2016. In the near term about 100 jets of the type will be manufactured, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Press and Information Office of the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Last Tuesday the MoD announced signing of contract with RAC MiG for delivery of 16 MiG-29SMT fighters and provision of MRO services; the value of this contract exceeds 17 billion rubles.
"The contract for delivery of “4++”-generation MiG-35S aircraft should be signed after 2016. In the near term about 100 MiG-35S jets will be manufactured", — said in the statement.
According to the press-service, the agreement will help optimize the fleet of heavy and light fighters operated by the Russian air forces.