Russian MiG-35s have their first interested foreign buyer

Malaysia plans to purchase a large batch of Russian MiG-35 fighters.

The Malaysian authorities intend to purchase a large consignment of Russian MiG-35 fighters, which will have to ensure the strengthening of the country's air force. We are talking about 18 fighters. At the moment, it is known that the Indonesian side only announced a tender, in which, in addition to the acquisition of Russian combat aircraft, the purchase of light fighters from other countries is also considered.

In fact, Malaysia may become the first foreign buyer of Russian light MiG-35 fighters, although India, Egypt and other countries also showed interest in these combat aircraft.

"The Russian fighter MiG-35 will take part in the tender of the Malaysian Air Force for the purchase of 18 light combat aircraft to replace a number of platforms in service," the authoritative Malaysian Internet resource The Edge Malaysia reports. documentation for the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainer produced by the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), a HÜRJET jet trainer produced by the Turkish defense company TUSAŞ (TAI), light combat (combat training) aircraft L -15 produced by the Chinese aircraft industry group Hongdu Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), the Aermacchi M-346 trainer aircraft manufactured by the Italian company Leonardo and the LCA Tejas light multipurpose fighter aircraft manufactured by the Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ", - informs "Telegram" -channel "Dambiev". Interest in Russian combat aircraft is mainly due to their low cost and rather high flight and combat characteristics.

To date, MiG-35 fighters are in service only with the Russian Aerospace Forces. After the end of the war in Karabakh, Azerbaijan also showed interest in Russian fighters, as previously reported by the Avia.pro news agency.

This is not the first contract, but the third. Apart from the state.