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13 August 2015 | Flight Global

Croatia receives overhauled MiG-21s after long delays

Croatia's air force has received all its long-delayed refurbished Mikoyan MiG-21bis-D fighters and UMD-model trainers from the Ukrainian Ukrspecexport organisation.

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7 July 2014 | Flight Global

Mozambique receives upgraded MiG-21s

​Romania’s Aerostar is close to completing a programme which will equip the Mozambique air force with eight refurbished Mikoyan MiG-21s.

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28 May 2014 | IHS Jane's

Indian Air Force loses another MiG-21 fighter

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 'Fishbed' combat aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie on 27 May, killing the pilot. The single-seat fighter came down in a sparsely populated area of the country's South Kashmir region. The pilot failed to eject and was killed. The cause of the...

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15 May 2014 | IHS Jane's

Tanzania parades new Chinese kit

A Tanzanian military parade on 26 April to mark the 50th anniversary of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar shed light on the Tanzania People's Defence Force's (TPDF's) recent procurement. [...] A flyover by the TPDF Air Wing, which has recently been restructured into the Tanzania Air Force Command (TAFC), showed the new CAC F-7G fighters in action.

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18 March 2014 | Flight Global

Croatia nears receipt of delayed MiG-21s from Ukraine

Croatia's defence ministry says the current turmoil in Ukraine “has nothing to do” with a roughly five-month delay in returning its Mikoyan MiG-21bisD fighters and UMD-model trainers that are being overhauled in Odessa, instead citing “technical problems”.

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11 December 2013 | Flight Global

India retires last MiG-21FL fighters

​The Indian air force has retired the last of its MiG-21FL fighters from operational service. Four of the type, belonging to its Kalaikunda-based operational conversion unit in West Bengal, made a final box formation flypast at the site on 11 December.

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6 November 2013 | IHS Jane's

Mozambican MiG-21 aircraft to return to the sky

Mozambique has decided to re-establish a jet fighter capability by contracting the Romanian company Aerostar to refurbish MiG-21 aircraft for its air force (Força Aérea de Moçambique - FAM).

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11 June 2013 | Flight Global

Croatia to refurbish MiGs, delaying new combat type

The Croatian government has formally decided to refurbish part of its current Mikoyan MiG-21-based fleet, and to add more examples of the type to have one...

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21 June 2012 | AviationWeek

Syrian MiG-21 Pilot Defects With Jet

The Syrian Defense Ministry said June 21 that a military pilot who defected to Jordan on Thursday with his MiG-21 fighter jet was a “traitor” and that it was in contact with Jordanian authorities to retrieve the aircraft.

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27 August 2004 | MILAVIA News

Two Romanian MiG-21s collide

On Thursday 26th of August two Romanian MiG-21 fighter collided over the town of Cristesti of the country. Both pilots ejected safely but sustained some minor injuries. One of the MiGs crashed nearby a house giving the owner injuries to his legs. The other aircraft crashed on a garage and caught fire.

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