Dassault Rafale vs MiG-35

French Dassault Rafale vs Russian MiG-35 Comparison

RAFALE INFOGRAPHICMIG-35 infographic

Rafale vs MiG-35 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - RAFALEPER HOUR - MIG-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE MIG-35 FULCRUM F
BVR Rating 90% 83%
Armament 8.6/10 7.6/10
Technology 8.5/10 8.3/10
Avionics 8.4/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 9.3/10 9.6/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 330 m/s – 68k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.13 1.14
Service Ceiling 17 km – 55k ft 17 km – 57k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.70 km/l – 1.65 NM/gallon 0.44 km/l – 1.01 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 130.000.000 USD 55.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE MIG-35 FULCRUM F
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AA-12 Adder (R77 Vympel)
AAM origin NATO Russia
Year in 2013 in 1998
Range (mile) 62 99
Range (km) 100 160
Speed (mph) 2640 2970
Speed (km/h) 4248 4779
Radar Thales RBE2-AA Phazotron Zhuk AE AESA
Radar overall rating excellent very good
BVR Technology 85% 83%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 80%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 0.5-2.0

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Cannon GIAT 30M/719B GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 30 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 2500 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 9.3 9,6
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,13 1,14
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) R.550 MAGIC II AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.3 – 15 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 76% 92%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Length 15.27 m – 50 ft 1 in 17.30 m – 56 ft 9 in
Wingspan 10.80 m – 35 ft 4 in 12.00 m – 39 ft 4 in
Wing area 45.7 m² – 492 ft² 38 m² (410 sq ft)
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 4.70 m – 15 ft 5 in
Weight 10,100 kg – 22,6k lb 11,000 kg – 24k lb
Power 2 x 75 kN – 17k lbf 2 x 88 kN – 19,8k lbf