Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said that Russia and Egypt have signed an agreement to supply 50 MiG-29. Contract implementation has already begun.
«Given the number of aircraft, and about five dozen cars, the supply will last for several years. All will also depend on the capabilities of the factories that these machines are very busy. It is sure that we will fulfill its contractual obligations in due time», — said the Agency TASS.
Earlier it was reported that the contract includes the delivery of aircraft until 2020. The transaction amount was not reported. It is also unclear who is funding the supply of aircraft.
Tactical fighter MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet army in 1983. In total produced over 1,600 aircraft, standing on the arms of the States of the former Soviet bloc, the Arab countries, Iran, India, Eritrea. They are involved in the Syrian conflict.
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