Polish media: The new MiG light fighter project has little chance of success


In the Russian news there was information about the start of a project to create a new light fighter of the Mikoyan Design Bureau of the LFMS (light multifunctional front-line aircraft), writes the Polish military resource Radar.rp.pl. The project is a continuation of the Soviet development of the MiG 1.44. The new aircraft should replace the MiG-29 and MiG-35, and provide support for the Su-57 in battle.


The fighter will be similar in size and performance to the MiG-35. According to the project, the LFMS has a length of 15,5 meters and a maximum take-off weight of 24 kg. It should reach speeds of up to 500 km / h, and the flight range should be 2500 km. All weapons weighing 4000 kg will be in the internal compartments.

However, according to the Polish media, the chances that the Russian Ministry of Defense will order new MiGs are very small - if they didn’t do it when the state had more financial resources, then they’re unlikely to go for it now. It is likely that only small batches of this aircraft will be purchased for demonstration purposes and to support export programs. And then, subject to the location of a foreign company that would agree to co-finance the project.

Now the Russian Air Force has decent fighters - from the Su-30SM to the more advanced Su-35 and Su-57. It is unlikely that the leadership will show great interest in the design of the new fighter.

The Russian Defense Ministry is counting on India, where the LFMS can be proposed as a project to replace the outdated fleet of light combat aircraft. However, not everything is so simple, since India announced a tender for 2018 multi-role fighters in 114, and fierce competition can not be avoided.
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  1. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) April 20 2020 18: 36
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    The Poles, as always, needed more than anything else, they began to gag. Not otherwise, the competition was scared ...
    1. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) April 20 2020 21: 52
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      Quote: boriz
      The Poles, as always, needed more than anything else, they began to gag. Not otherwise, the competition was scared ...

      What kind of competition? Did the Poles build fighters?
      1. boriz Offline
        boriz (boriz) April 20 2020 21: 54
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        It was a joke. Fighters they have in the distant past.
      2. Dear sofa expert. April 22 2020 02: 30
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        Why do they need fighters? They have what is not the government, then kamikaze. If anything, they will sit down again in TU-154, and attack Smolensk.
  2. beeper Offline
    beeper April 20 2020 18: 45
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    You shouldn’t pay much attention to all this quasi "caring" spiteful Polish "shnyag", because what would the "panism" still amuse ...! smile

    Such a beautiful blasting model of the new MiG! In this perspective, with its "goose nose", the outline of SR-71 elusively reminded me, there is something the same impetuous, swiftly cocky ....
    The cockpit, by sight, with a good visual overview of the entire upper hemisphere and rudders (altitude-direction) is V-shaped, will not completely “shade” and lose functionality even at large angles of attack of the carrier wing integrated with the fuselage ... I’m already in absentia already I like it, although I did not notice (but I guess where they are marked) the designations of the engine air intake openings (engines?)!
    Good luck, new MiG !!! good
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  4. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 21 2020 07: 46
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    Do the Poles have something to offer? Well, except for long languages.
  5. Alexander Morgunov (Alexander Morgunov) April 21 2020 12: 45
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    Why set fire to the brain with Polish mriy? Such a feed is relevant in the ukroinfosadom. They are dying with that.