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    To a Tee: Russia to Fulfill MiG-29 Delivery Contract to Egypt on Schedule

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    Moscow will deliver MiG-29 fighters to Egypt on schedule, a Russian military cooperation official said.

    ABU DHABI (Sputnik) — Russia's contract on the delivery of MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Egypt is on pace with its schedule, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Deputy Director Alexei Frolkin said Monday.

    "The delivery will be carried out within the period set out in the contract," Frolkin told reporters at the IDEX 2017 exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.

    The contract, reportedly initiated after Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with Egyptian leadership in February 2014, would be the largest order for the MiG-29 jets in the post-Soviet period.

    The contract on the delivery of some 50 MiG-29 Fulcrum multirole fighters reportedly sets the 2020 completion deadline.


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    • landauroj
      Egypt receives billions of military aid from the USA after signing a peace accord with Israel. A MIG-29 soon will go to the reverse engineering laboratory to find out the weak points of the MIG. This happen, for example when the USA army capture a Japanese Mitsubishi Zero and found out the weak points of this good airplane to obtain an edge advantage. Equally when a North Korea deserter escape to South Korea with a Russia fighter, and the USA was able to construct a better fighter to stop the advance of the North Korean
    • Bodoin reply tolandauroj(Show commentHide comment)
      They got one in the early 90's from the German airforce. The MiG-29 is a fourth generation jet. First flight was in the 70's. What the Americans find out is not longer interesting. Russia starts to replace all its MiG-29 with the MiG-35 within the next years.
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