Russian Air Force to get 30 MIG-35 fighter jets under rearmament program

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Russian Air Force will get thirty new MIG-35 fighter jets in the framework of the state armament program slated for the period of up to 2020, Yury Borisov, a deputy minister of defense told reporters on Thursday.

At this moment, an agreement for research and development works under the MIG-35 project has been signed, he said.

“The first two sample jets will be supplied (to the Armed Forces) and when the R&D plan is over, we’ll sign an agreement for a batch of these jets,” Borisov said. “We do this in advance usually and thirty aircraft of the family have already been included in the state program.”

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