Contents tagged with MiG-29

  • 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 …

  • 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 …