Contents tagged with MiG-29

  • Poland on transfer of MiG-29s to Ukraine: this topic is not closed yet

    The Chief of the Chancellery of Poland, Michał Dworczyk, said he believes that the topic of transferring MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine has not yet been closed.

    According to Dworczyk, the Polish government did not change its position on the transfer of these fighter jets.

    "We are ready to transfer all our MiG-29 aircraft, but, firstly, together with our NATO allies, primarily the Americans, as part of a joint allied decision, plus with a guarantee that we will be able to fill this gap with other …

  • Poland: decision to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine should be made by NATO

    The decision to provide Ukraine with MiG-29 fighters should be unanimously adopted by NATO, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, reports Polskie Radio.

    He stressed that Poland supplies Ukraine with "exclusively defense weapons."

    "We did not agree to supply the aircraft ourselves, as this should be the decision made by NATO. This is a very important decision. We, as responsible politicians, are fighting on all possible fronts, and avoiding additional provocations, moves that could …

  • Israel to modernize Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jets

    Israel will assist Ukraine in modernizing MiG-29 fighter jets, said Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk, reports the news website Military Review. According to Myroniuk, the modernization is scheduled for 2021. It is expected that after modernization the Ukrainian Air Force will be able to use these aircraft until 2035.

    According to Myroniuk, after modernization, the aircraft "will have additional capabilities to defeat ground targets." Accorfing to him, the fighters …

  • Russia confirms delivery of a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian army received from Russia a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets as part of military-technical cooperation, announced the Russian Embassy in Syria on Twitter.

    "The Syrians have already begun to carry out missions on those planes," the statement reads.

    At the end of May, the Syrian news agency SANA reported, citing a military source, that a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets had been delivered from Russia. According to SANA, the transfer of the fighters took place at the Russian …

  • Russia sends second shipment of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian Air Force has received a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army.

    "As part of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria during a ceremony at the Khmeimim air base," the source said.

    According to him, the modernized fighters are more effective than the old ones. As early as June 1, …

  • 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 …