Russia to Supply MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Syria

26.05.2014 Syria
Russia to Supply MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Syria

Russia to Supply MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Syria

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Russia will supply at least ten MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria under the old contract, a source in the Russian defense complex told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“This contract was concluded long ago,” he said in his comments on recent reports in the media.

Russia does not plan to sign new deals; this concerns only the renewal of old agreements.

Some news agencies reported with reference to MiG Corporation Director General Sergei Korotkov, who said Russia could supply at least MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria.

At the moment the talks on the contract’s details are underway in Moscow, he said.

The MiG-29 is one of the world's most maneuverable and toughest fighter jets and has often been compared to its closest Western counterpart, the F-16.

Innovations unique to the aircraft allow MiG pilots to perform remarkable moves like the Tailslide and Cobra maneuvers.

Exported to nearly 20 Air Forces, the MiG-29 continues to be a formidable world presence in the struggle for air-superiority.


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