Russia to Finalize MiG-29 Deliveries to Serbia by Year-End

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Russia plans to finalize MiG-29 "Fulcrum" fighter jet deliveries to Serbia by the end of 2017, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Director Dmitry Shugaev said Wednesday.

ZHUKOVSKIY (Sputnik) — Moscow plans the delivery of six MiG-29, 30 T-72s tanks and 30 BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles to Belgrade as part of a military aid package.

"The completion of MiG-29 aircraft deliveries to the Republic of Serbia is planned by the end of 2017," Shugaev told reporters at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon.

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Why Buying MiG-29 Fighter Jets From Russia is Exactly What Serbia Needs
Russia was set to deliver six MiG-29 to Serbia this May.

In November 2016, media reported that Moscow had made a decision to supply Belgrade with six fighter jets. In December, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Deputy Director Anatoly Punchuk said that the aircraft could be delivered in spring 2017 as part of a military and technical cooperation assistance program between the two states.

The MiG-29 fighter jets, developed in the Soviet Union in 1980s, are currently used in 29 countries across the world.

 

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