Could Russia's MiG-35 Be A True Challenger For America's F-35 and F-22?
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Mark Episkopos

Security, World

We'll find out soon.

Key Point: The MiG is capable but unlikely to revolutionize Russia's air force.

For years, its manufacturer has marketed the MiG-35 as a “4++” fighter: “I would say that this is a new plane that surpasses our foreign competitors. In other words, this is a 4++ level plane,” stated Mikoyan General Director Ilya Tarasenko in a recent interview.

Russian President Vladimir Putin echoed this sentiment at a Kremlin conference: “I note that the new...


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