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MiG offers upgrade for Royal Malaysian Air Force

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Russia's RAC MiG taking part in LIMA-2017 air show, has presented the upgrade solutions for MiG-29 fighters and its latest MiG-35 multi-role fighter.

Modernization of MiG-29 fighters will allow the Malaysian Air Force to prolong the life cycle of these aircrafts and make them more effective.”
— Viktor Chernov, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Sales of RAC MiG
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, March 21, 2017 / -- RAC MiG takes part in LIMA-2017 (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition) air show, which opened today on Langkawi island (Malaysia). The show will take place from March 21st to March 25th. As part of the exhibition, the Corporation has presented the upgrade solutions for MiG-29 fighters on duty in Royal Malaysian Air Force and its latest MiG-35 multi-role fighter displayed at PJSC “UAC” booth.

Additionally, RAC MiG will demonstrate the newest training simulator for MiG-29SM and a holographic booth showcasing the operating parameters of this fighter in Malaysia. The simulator will be available for the show visitors at the booth of Aerospace Technology Systems, Malaysian-Russian Joint Venture.

As part of the proposed modernization, the aircrafts can be upgraded with new weapon management control system and new radar system. Additionally, the fighters can be converted into multi-role combat aircrafts adding air-to-ground weapon capabilities.

“Modernization of MiG-29 fighters will allow the Malaysian Air Force to prolong the life cycle of these aircrafts and make them more effective. We propose this plan to Malaysia with consideration of the fact that MiG-29 fighters have been on duty in this country for 20 years” Viktor Chernov, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Sales of RAC MiG was quoted as saying.

As part of the show, MiG Corporation also plans to demonstrate its newest multi-role fighter MiG-35. The combat capabilities and potential geography of usage of this aircraft in addition to the price-to-quality ratio and lower operational expenditures significantly surpass any of its potential competitors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of the MiG-35 test flights while the world premiere of the new aircraft to potential buyers from over 30 countries took place in January 2017.

During LIMA-2017, MiG representatives will conduct number of meetings and talks with aviation companies from the Asian-Pacific Region and discuss the purchase of the new fighters as well as upgrade of the current fleets.

MiG-29 fighters were engineered to establish the air supremacy and domination over any enemy. These fighters have been playing a pivotal role in guarding the Malaysian air space. MiG-29 fighters have demonstrated its supreme capabilities during multiple military exercises involving world’s best fighters while their pilots have proven to become true aces of air combat.

The exhibition flights of “Smokey Bandits” fighting squadron famous in South-East Asia have become the trademark of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Joint efforts of Russian and Malaysian experts allowed to expand the capabilities of these fighters. Installation of the in-flight refueling system has become one of the examples of successful cooperation between RAC MiG and Aerospace Technology Systems Corp. Sdn Bhd, Malaysian-Russian Joint Venture.

The Joint-Stock Company "Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG" (part of PJSC “UAC”) - is a complete production cycle enterprise specializing in design, production, marketing, servicing, repair and modernization of up-to-date aircrafts as well as training of flight personnel, technicians and engineers. The RAC "MiG" product line consists of up-to-date fighters- interceptors, multi-role combat aircrafts, including newly developed fighters of the unified family of MiG-29K/KUB, MiG- 29М/М2, highly upgraded intercepting fighters MiG-31BM and training equipment as well advanced multi-role MiG-35 fighter. The RAC "MiG" designers are intensively working on creation of new generation of aircrafts, both manned and unmanned. Ilya Sergeyevich Tarasenko is the Director General of JSC «RAC «MiG».

Sergey Kuznetsov
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