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The New MiG-35 Russian's Fighter Jet Could Sport Laser Guns

According to the report from National interest, it is of no doubt that the new MiG-35 could be armed with laser weaponry. In a conference call that the Russian president Vladmir Putin attended,  Yuri Slusar, director of United Aircraft Corporation, extolled the MiG-35's virtues and stated the new fighter jet could support this weapons technology.

The MiG-35 is an improvement and upgrade of the 1980s-era MiG-29 "Fulcrum" multi-role fighter. Slusar stated that the MiG-35 was designed for "high-intensity conflict and dense air defence conditions." Slusar says the fighter has an all-new defense system, and its radar signature has been reduced several times over. It now has eight hardpoints for weapons, sensors, and fuel tanks, and its overall range has been doubled. Its radar can track up to 30 targets at once.
The MiG-35 is described as a "4++ generation fighter and not a 5th generation fighter like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Russia plans to procure 170 of the new jets, starting in 2018.
Laser is an acronym that stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." In the case of war, lasers can be used to blind optical sensors—including the human eye—or to destroy objects by heating them up to burning (or exploding) temperatures.

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