Despite the Western sanctions, famed Russian jet maker MiG is here at the Paris Air Show to remind the public—and the industry—of its latest iteration of the Fulcrum family, MiG-35 fighter, and to attract attention to its other efforts.

The two MiG-35 prototypes have been in flight tests since the beginning of the year under a contract with the Russian defense ministry. “The government trials go according to the schedule and should be completed at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018,” MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko told ShowNews.

The fighter is to be ordered by the military under the new defense procurement plan for 2018-25. The contract is expected to be inked after the trials end. This aircraft is based on the MiG-29K ship-based fighter supplied for both Russian and Indian navies. Although it was previously offered to India with Phazotron-NIIR Zhuk-A AESA radar, the Russian military preferred the less-advanced Zhuk variant with slotted array. It can track up to 30 airborne targets at a range of 99 mi. (160 km), and engage up to six air- and four ground-based targets simultaneously. Another innovation is the new electro-optical station designed by Moscow-based SPP Corp. It combines an optical targeting system, an under-fuselage container for ground target detection, and missile approach and laser warning sensors.

The MiG-35 purchase is likely to mean salvation for the manufacturer, which ran out of large contracts last year. Tarasenko confirmed earlier that the Russian military received all ordered MiG-29K and MiG-29SMT fighters. The long-term contract for delivery of the ship-based fighter to the Indian Navy has also been completed. “We [are waiting] to sign a serial contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to start working with export customers,” Tarasenko said, adding that the export potential of this fighter may include more than 30 countries—operators of previous MiG-29 modifications. The priority markets are Asia and Latin America.

MiG is also attempting to diversify its product range beyond the fighters. At IDEX 2017 defense show in Abu Dhabi in February, the Russian manufacturer signed a letter of intent with UAV for joint development of the fifth-generation light fighter. Tarasenko was cited by Russia’s Kommersant daily earlier this month as saying that the partners were discussing the project schedule now. Another effort includes the development of future interceptor aircraft concurrent with the MiG-31 upgrade for the Russian Air Force. Tarasenko said that MiG designers are also working on light and medium unmanned aircraft that can combine reconnaissance, electronic warfare and ground attack missions. He promised that the prototypes will be demonstrated to potential customers soon.

The corporation’s facility in Lukhovitsy, near Moscow, has also been selected for the assembly of the modernized Ilyushin Il-114-300 passenger turboprop. Its first flight is planned for next year, with serial production planned to launch in 2021.