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 been disclosed but it is known that Slovakia will provide about 1.3 billion dollars to modernize its fighter jets this year.

  Slovakia, MiG-29, Lithuania

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