Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of United Aircraft Corporation) will take part in Kazakhstan Defense Expo 2014 (KADEX-2014) to be held in Astana (Kazakhstan) on May 22nd – 25th 2014, press-service of RAC MiG reports.
"The exhibition will be held for the third time; it is gaining the reputation of the major defense forum of Central Asia. RAC MiG will showcase the family of multi-role fighters, including MiG-29K/KUB, MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35. Prototype of the two-seat MiG-35 will be performing demonstration flights at the show; the jet will be piloted by test-pilot Stanislav Gorbunov and navigator Nikolay Murmilov", - the company noted.
MiG-35 is the «4++»-generation fighter derived from MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2. The fighters of this family outmatch MiG-29 fighters (delivered to Russian air forces and foreign customers since 2009) in terms of combat capabilities and operating performance. The State Arms Program for 2011–2020 includes deliveries of MiG-35 aircraft to Russian air forces.
"Great aircraft performance, state-of-the-art avionics, wide range of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons and low operating costs make MiG-35 one of the world’s best fighters in its class. Another advantage is its commonality with the existing infrastructure created for operating MiG aircraft in Central Asia", - the press-service added.
RAC MiG will also showcase a 3D-visualization system, which is part of Special-Purpose Combat Trainer (STBP-29). The system creates a 3D-image of air environment and underlying terrain using a computer-controlled projection devices and special goggles. Stereo effect allows simulating such flight modes as aerial refueling, landing, formation flights.