On December 12, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video [original in Russian] revealing capabilities of its most advanced lightweight MiG-35 fighter jets. The MiG-35 is currently undergoing flight tests. The fighter jet is expected to enter into service by 2020 and replace previous generation jets in the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The fighter jet can climb up to 17,500 meters. Its operational ceiling is 16,000 meters. At high altitude, the MiG-35 can fly at speeds of over 2,100km/h. The MiG-35’s strike radius is 1,000 km. The warplane is capable of detecting and tracking up to 30 airborne targets at a distance of up to 160km and can hit 6 airborne and 4 ground targets at once.