Contents tagged with MiG-29

  • Six MiG-29 fighter jets transferred from Russian Khmeimim air base to Haftar's Army in Libya

    At least six MiG-29 and Su-24 fighter jets have been deployed from Syria to Libya, said the head of the Interior Ministry of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha, reports Interfax.

    The planes were delivered to the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which is headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

    According to Bashagha, these planes were previously located at the Khmeimim airbase belonging to the Russian Armed Forces. According to the agency, it is unclear …

  • Russia hands over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    Moscow has handed over to Damascus six MiG-29 fighter jets in order to strengthen the air force of Bashar al-Assad's army and improve its effectiveness against the Israeli Air Force, reports the ITV’s channel 12.

    Russians will assist the Syrian army in the maintenance and upgrading of these aircraft.

    The delivery of MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria was previously reported by the Russian Telegram channel “Notes of the Huntsman”

    "Today the Tu-154 85042 route from Privolzhskiy Air Base to Syria was …

  • Russian-produced MiG-29 carrier-based aircraft crashes in India

    The Indian Air Force is continuing to suffer non-combat losses to its aircraft, reducing the size of its already small fleet of carrier-based aircraft.

    A MiG-29K carrier-based fighter recently crashed in India. Fortunately, the pilot was able to eject safely. The incident took place in Goa, where INS Hansa, India’s main naval air station, is situated.

    In 2004 and 2010, India’s Air Force ordered 45 MiG-26K and MiG-29KUB aircraft from Russia (the agreements were fulfilled by 2018). According to …

  • Bulgarian media: Russia is wearing out our MiG-29 fighters

    The Bulgarian military is frequently placed on alert in connection with Russian combat aircraft flying past. Bulgaria believes that the greater intensity of flights is deliberate provocation by Moscow, designed to wear out Bulgaria’s fleet of fighters.

    The Bulgarian news agency Mediapool writes that since the start of the year, the country’s air force has been forced to scramble fighters on 19 occasions to inspect aircraft with deactivated transponders. Almost all of these aircraft are …

  • Poland could finally get rid of Soviet-era MiG-29 fighters

    Poland could finally retire its obsolete Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Polish newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

    The Polish Air Force has not used MiG-29s since the start of March, when one of the aircraft crashed. The pilot was able to eject himself, but usage of the planes has been suspended since then.

    This is not the first time that the Polish military has suspended the use of MiG-29s in connection with a crash.

    Poland is already in possession of post-Soviet Su-22s and …

  • Poland plans to abandon post-Soviet military aircraft

    President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, stated that Poland wants to abandon the post-Soviet era military aircraft and buy the latest, fifth-generation military equipment, in particular, American F-35 aircraft, reports Ukrinform.

    “We would like Polish aviation to completely abandon the post-Soviet aircraft, and to be able to fly the best aircraft in the world,” said Duda. He expressed hope that Poland would be able to buy American F-35 aircraft.

    “This is a very ambitious and expensive program. We …

  • Russia to sell Egypt Su-35 fighter jets for $2 billion

    Russia has agreed to sell Cairo several dozen Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets for a price of $2 billion, Kommersant reports, citing two senior managers in the Russian defense industry.

    Egypt will also be buying MiG-29M and 29M2 fighters. At present, the Egyptian Air Force is using US-produced F-16s, French Mirage 2000s, Soviet-era MiG-21s and Chinese J-7s.

    According to an agreement signed at the end of 2018, Russia will also supply aircraft weaponry. The delivery is scheduled for 2020-2021. …

  • Russian-made MiG-29m fighter jet crashes in Egypt

    A Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in Egypt during a training exercise , reports RIA Novosti, citing the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft was received by the Egyptian Air Force in 2018.

    "We have operative information about the accident with the MiG-29m of the Egyptian Air Force. Our technicians will go to Egypt soon to help with the investigation of the incident, " the corporation reported.

    Earlier, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported about the crash. …

  • Serbia and Russia to conduct joint military exercises amid Kosovo conflict

    From October 1 to 5, Russian and Serbian military pilots will conduct exercises in Serbia as joint crews on MiG-29 fighters and Mi-8 helicopters, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “The Russian Aerospace Forces pilots and the Serbian Air Force and Air Defense will conduct joint tactical aviation exercises BARS-2018 in the Republic of Serbia,” announced the ministry.

    "In total, up to 10 units of the Russian Air Force and Serbian Air Defense Forces will be involved (in …

  • 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 …