Contents tagged with MiG-29

  • Slovakia delivers first 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Slovakia has handed over the first four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, reported Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď on Facebook.

    "Many thanks to all the teams involved for their fantastic professional work. Slovakia stands on the right side and with this gesture we will go down in history as a country that responded to the request for help in a timely manner," the Minister wrote.

    According to Naď, the transfer of the fighter jets was carried out by Ukrainian pilots in coordination with …

  • Slovak government approves delivery of 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    The Slovak government has agreed to hand over to Ukraine 13 MiG-29 fighter jets, as well as air defense systems, announced at a press conference the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger.

    "Today, the government unanimously approved an international agreement on the delivery of MiGs and parts for Kub air defense systems to Ukraine," Heger said.

    “Slovak government has just approved sending 13 MiG-29s to Ukraine! Promises must be kept. When Zelensky asked for more weapons including fighter …

  • Poland to deliver first four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in coming days

    Poland will deliver 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days, said Polish President Andrzej Duda at a press conference.

    "In the coming days, we will hand over to Ukraine four aircraft in full working condition. The remaining aircraft are serviced and prepared," Duda said, without specifying the exact number of MiG-29 aircraft that Poland will eventually provide to Ukraine.

    He noted that the decision to deliver the aircraft was made by the Polish government itself.

    "It is safe to …

  • Poland, Slovakia and several other countries to deliver MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Ukraine will soon receive MiG-29 fighter jets from several countries, said the Polish government spokesman, Piotr Muller, at a press conference.

    According to him, the details will be provided at an appropriate time and decisions are made jointly by several countries. Muller did not disclose the list of countries, referring to the agreements. He said that Poland is also among them: "We are ready to make a decision in the group of several countries that have decided on such a step."

    Prime …

  • Poland on transfer of MiG-29s to Ukraine: this topic is not closed yet

    The Chief of the Chancellery of Poland, Michał Dworczyk, said he believes that the topic of transferring MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine has not yet been closed.

    According to Dworczyk, the Polish government did not change its position on the transfer of these fighter jets.

    "We are ready to transfer all our MiG-29 aircraft, but, firstly, together with our NATO allies, primarily the Americans, as part of a joint allied decision, plus with a guarantee that we will be able to fill this gap with other …

  • Poland: decision to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine should be made by NATO

    The decision to provide Ukraine with MiG-29 fighters should be unanimously adopted by NATO, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, reports Polskie Radio.

    He stressed that Poland supplies Ukraine with "exclusively defense weapons."

    "We did not agree to supply the aircraft ourselves, as this should be the decision made by NATO. This is a very important decision. We, as responsible politicians, are fighting on all possible fronts, and avoiding additional provocations, moves that could …

  • Israel to modernize Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jets

    Israel will assist Ukraine in modernizing MiG-29 fighter jets, said Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk, reports the news website Military Review. According to Myroniuk, the modernization is scheduled for 2021. It is expected that after modernization the Ukrainian Air Force will be able to use these aircraft until 2035.

    According to Myroniuk, after modernization, the aircraft "will have additional capabilities to defeat ground targets." Accorfing to him, the fighters …

  • Russia confirms delivery of a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian army received from Russia a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets as part of military-technical cooperation, announced the Russian Embassy in Syria on Twitter.

    "The Syrians have already begun to carry out missions on those planes," the statement reads.

    At the end of May, the Syrian news agency SANA reported, citing a military source, that a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets had been delivered from Russia. According to SANA, the transfer of the fighters took place at the Russian …

  • Russia sends second shipment of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian Air Force has received a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army.

    "As part of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria during a ceremony at the Khmeimim air base," the source said.

    According to him, the modernized fighters are more effective than the old ones. As early as June 1, …

  • Six MiG-29 fighter jets transferred from Russian Khmeimim air base to Haftar's Army in Libya

    At least six MiG-29 and Su-24 fighter jets have been deployed from Syria to Libya, said the head of the Interior Ministry of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha, reports Interfax.

    The planes were delivered to the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which is headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

    According to Bashagha, these planes were previously located at the Khmeimim airbase belonging to the Russian Armed Forces. According to the agency, it is unclear …