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.