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    Test Flights of Russia's MiG-35 to Begin in January 2017

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    Flight tests of Russia's fourth-generation MiG-35 jets will get underway next month, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) jet fighter is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB. The first batch of the test version was initially expected to be handed to the Russian Defense Ministry by year-end.

    "We plan to [perform flight tests of] the MiG-35 light targeted fighter in January 2017," Rogozin said on a visit to the Fakel machine-building design bureau near Moscow.

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