December 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
HMEIMIM, Syria – Chief Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov said on Thursday that following the Mikoyan MiG-29SMT fighter jets success in defeating terrorists in Syria, it will test new aircraft weapons.
“The program of developing MiG-29SMT planes will be continued, including for the purpose of checking effective destruction by new and promising armament systems,” he said.
“The experience gained in Syria will be taken into account during the operation of these aircraft, and will also be introduced as part of the work to develop new MiG aviation platforms, including the MiG-35,” the chief designer said.
“The participation of new aviation complexes in sorties makes it possible to confirm their reliability and efficiency and assess the operation of onboard radio-electronic equipment and armament,” the chief designer said.
“The MiG-29SMT has shown mobility and simplicity in operation while demonstrating high combat efficiency. The check of combat capabilities of the modernized MiG-29SMT frontline fighter has confirmed the workability of the regimes of using aircraft bombs, smart bombs and air-to-surface missiles with the accuracies complying with the technical specifications for the aviation complex and also surpassing them,” the chief designer said.