Contents tagged with MiG-29

  • Slovakia to replace Russian MiG-29 aircraft with American F-16 fighters

    The government of Slovakia agreed to buy fourteen F-16 fighter jets to replace their aging Russian MiG-29 aircraft.   “We picked the best solution because they are modern machines that we can afford from a price point of vew, quality and capability point of view, and that have no competition, Defence Minister Peter Gajdos said. The country also plans to cancel its maintenance contract with Russia for its MiG-29 that would have lasted until autumn 2019.   The cost of contract with the US has not …

  • Russia transfers modernized MiG-29 fighters to airbase in Armenia

    Two MiG-29 fourth generation fighters were transferred to the Russian airbase in Erebuni, Armenia, Interfax reports.

    The Russian Southern Military District's press service stated that the deployment of the newly modernized MiG-29 aircraft will strengthen the air defense of the CIS countries as part of unified air defense system. According to Russian military, these aircraft will also be used for training flights of the Russian aircraft crews in Armenia.

    The Russian command stated that the new …

  • Slovakia pays Russia 30 million euro per year for maintenance of MiG-29 fighters

    The Ministry of Defense of Slovakia pays Russia 20 million euro annually plus another 10 million for other service work according to the Contract Agreement on service of MiG-29 fighter jets, stated Danka Capáková, the spokeswoman for the Defense Ministry on Monday, May 7.

    Her statement came after an announcement of Slovak Parliament speaker Andrej Danko who said last Sunday that Slovakia is negotiating further contracts with Russia regarding the MiG-29s.

    The local media earlier reported that …

  • Despite Ukraine’s protest Bulgaria hires Russian company to repair its MiG-29 fighters

    According to the documents provided by the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense, Bulgaria has picked Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG to overhaul 15 soviet-era MiG-29 fighters before 2020, Reuters reports.

    It’s reported that, as a member of the European Union and NATO, Bulgaria believes that only the Russian company can provide high-quality repairs. That is why Bulgarian officials did not invite any other bidders for the project.

    The Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria planned to sign a four-year …

  • Russia to give Serbia 2 million euro in addition to MiG-29 fighters

    The Serbian Minister of Defense, Aleksandar Vulin, said that Russia will provide 2 million euros in addition to MiG-29 fighters that were given to Serbia free of charge.

     “The Russian Defense Ministry has approved assistance for us which will be used to train future MiG-29 pilots,” Vulin said during his visit to Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

    In the end of 2017, it was reported that Russia will present Serbia with four combat and two combat training fighter aircrafts. At the same time, Serbia …

  • Bulgaria suspends military deal with Russia due to complaint made by Ukraine

    Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said that Sofia suspended the deal with Russia to repair MiG-29 aircraft because of a complaint by Ukrainian Ukroboronprom company, as reported on the Bulgarian Defense Ministry’s website.

    The Russian company was to re-equip 15 old MiG fighters for the Bulgarian armed forces. However, due to the complaint by Ukraine to the Commission on Protection of Competition, the authorities of the country were forced to suspend the process.

    Karakachanov …

  • Russia will compete for contract to supply Argentina with MiG-29 fighter jets

    Russia sent Argentina the necessary materials to participate in a tender for the supply of fighter jets with its MiG-29, reports to TASS, citing Anatoly Punchuk, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation and head of the official Russian delegation at the ExpoDefensa-2017 exhibition, which will take place from December 4 to 6 in Bogota, Colombia.

    “Regarding the issue of the acquisition of Russian MiG-29s by Argentina, I note that the choice of technology is …

  • Military pilots in Bulgaria refuse to fly Russian MiG-29 fighters

    Some military pilots in Bulgaria are refusing to fly Russian MiG-29 fighters during training flights, citing security issues of the obsolete airplanes, stated Atanas Zapryanov, the Deputy Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov accused the pilots who refused to fly the Russian aircraft of carrying out a politically motivated campaign. He insists that Bulgaria will restore all of its MiG-29s and about 20 Russian Su-25 bombers,” the …

  • Two MiG-29 fighter jets gifted by Russia arrive in Serbia

    Two of the six MiG29 fighters given by Moscow to Belgrade arrived in Serbia on Monday, the Serbian Defense Ministry announced.

    “The first two MiG-29 planes have been transferred to the Serbian Armed Forces. The landing of the An-124 [cargo plane] and reception of the planes at the Batajnica Air Base was attended by Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin, Chief-of-Staff Ljubiša Diković, and anti-air defense Commander Ranko Živak,” the report states.

    Vulin told those assembled that, on July 4 …

  • Ukraine and Poland continue collaboration on upgrading Polish MiG-29s

    Ukraine and Poland are continuing their collaboration in the program to upgrade the aircraft weaponry of Poland’s MiG-29 aicraft, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to Ukraine’s state-run Spetstechnoexport.

    During the international defense exhibition MSPO-2017, which took place at the start of September in Kielce (Poland), the Ukrainian company signed an agreement with Polish WB Electronics to develop further the bilateral consortium formed in 2016, as well as a new contract to produce …