Saab Gripen vs MiG-35

Saab JAS-39 Gripen vs Mikoyan MiG-35

Gripen infographicMIG-35 infographic

Gripen vs MiG-35 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - GRIPENPER HOUR - MIG-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY SAAB JAS 39 GRIPEN MIG-35 FULCRUM F
BVR Rating 81% 83%
Armament 8.0/10 7.6/10
Technology 8.0/10 8.3/10
Avionics 7.9/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 9.0/10 9.6/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 55k ft/min max. 330 m/s – 68k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.02 1.14
Service Ceiling 16 km – 50k ft 17 km – 57k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 1.06 km/l – 2.49 NM/gallon 0.44 km/l – 1.01 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 45.000.000 USD 55.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN 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 Raven ES-05 Phazotron Zhuk AE AESA
Radar overall rating very good very good
BVR Technology 80% 83%
BVR Def. Tech. 79% 80%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 0.5-2.0

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 20%
Maneuverability 9.0 9,6
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1.02 1,14
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 74% 92%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY JAS-39 GRIPEN MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Length 14.10 m – 46 ft 3 in 17.30 m – 56 ft 9 in
Wingspan 8.40 m – 27 ft 7 in 12.00 m – 39 ft 4 in
Wing area 30.1 m² (325 sq ft) 38 m² (410 sq ft)
Height 4.50 m – 14 ft 9 in 4.70 m – 15 ft 5 in
Weight 6,800 kg – 12,6k lb 11,000 kg – 24k lb
Power 1 x 80 kN – 18k lbf 2 x 88 kN – 19,8k lbf

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