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25 October 2017 | Flight Global

Serbia receives six MiG-29s donated by Russia

Serbia has received six former Russian air force RAC MiG-29 fighters, donated free of charge by Moscow.

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28 June 2017 | IHS Jane's

Serbia upgrades MiG-29s

At least EUR185 million (USD208 million) will be invested throughout the coming years in the general overhaul, lifecycle extension, and modernisation of 10 Serbian Air Force MiG-29 fighters, assisted by Russia. The aircraft involved are four existing Serbian examples (three MiG-29B single-seat fighters and a single MiG-29UB twin-seat trainer) and six examples donated by Russia [...]

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10 April 2017 | Flight Global

First MiG-35 nears delivery for Egypt

Egypt appears to be close to receiving the first of its RAC MiG-35 fighters, with a lead example having been photographed during flight testing near Moscow late last month. Images show a twin-seat trainer bearing the registration 811 being flown in Egyptian air force livery from Ramenskoye airport on 31 March.

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30 December 2016 | RUaviation

Test Flights of Russia's MiG-35 to Begin in January 2017

Flight tests of Russia's fourth-generation MiG-35 jets will get underway next month, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday. The Russian Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) jet fighter is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB. The first batch of the test version was initially expected to be handed to the Russian Defense Ministry by year-end.

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1 September 2016 | RUaviation

MiG-29K/KUB fighters, Ka-52K helicopters start operating off Admiral Kuznetsov carrier

Mikoyan MiG-29K/KUB (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-D) carrier-borne multirole fighters and Kamov Ka-52K (Hokum-B) attack helicopters have launched training sorties off the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

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15 August 2016 | RUaviation

MiG-29KR fighter first landing on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov"

A MiG-29K (9-41R) fighter jet from the Northern Fleet’s 100th Separate Shipborne Fighter Air Regiment has landed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov’s deck for the first time, a source in Russia’s defense and industrial sector said.

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11 May 2016 | IHS Jane's

Indian Navy retires Sea Harriers, inducts Russian MiG-29K/KUBs

After 33 years of service the Indian Navy's (IN's) vintage fleet of 11 BAE Systems Sea Harriers was formally retired in an elaborate ceremony on 11 May at INS Hansa, the navy's shore-based facility at Dabolim in the southwestern state of Goa. At the same time, the IN announced in a statement that the Russian-built MiG-29K/KUBs would succeed the vertical/short take-off and landing (V/STOL) single-seat Sea Harrier FRS Mk 51 and T. Mk 4 (I) two-seat trainers in the 'White Tigers' Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 300.

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17 March 2016 | IHS Jane's

MiG-35 pre-production batch to start flight tests soon

The first pre-production batch of Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) multipurpose fighter aircraft will start undergoing flight tests this year, Sergei Korotkov, the CEO of the MiG Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation (RSK MiG), said on 17 March. The RSK MiG CEO did not specify how many MiG-35 fighter jets

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1 September 2015 |

Poland To Modernize 6 Bulgarian MiG 29s

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev and his Polish counterpart Tomasz Siemoniak signed a letter of intent to modernize and service six of Bulgaria’s Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets during the latter’s visit to Sofia.

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1 April 2015 | RUaviation

The first MiG-29UPG upgraded in India started performing flights

According to RAC MiG CEO Sergey Korotkov, the first MiG-29UPG fighter upgraded by India performed its maiden flight in February 2015.

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17 March 2015 | Flight Global

​LIMA: Malaysian firm proposes MiG-29 upgrade

A unit of Malaysian maintenance, repair and overhaul firm Airod has proposed an upgrade programme for Malaysia’s fleet of 10 RAC MiG-29 aircraft.

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28 January 2015 | Flight Global

Bulgaria turns to Poland for MiG-29 maintenance

Bulgaria is in negotiations to shift the maintenance of its RAC MiG-29 fighters from Russia to Poland's Military Aviation Works No. 2 (WZL-2) in Bydgoszcz, defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has announced.

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8 January 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Four Polish MiG-29s Deploy to Lithuania

On January 8 four MiG-29 fighters of the Polish Air Force will land at the Lithuanian Air Force Base at Šiauliai to join the Baltic Air Policing Mission. The Polish contribution will reinforce the mission carried out an Italian air contingent. The new Poland’s contingent will arrive from their pe...

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21 May 2014 | RUaviation

RAC MiG to showcase prototype of the two-seat MiG-35 at KADEX-2014

RAC MiG will showcase the family of multi-role fighters, including MiG-29K/KUB, MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35. Prototype of the two-seat MiG-35 will be performing demonstration flights at the show;

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8 May 2014 | IHS Jane's

Indian Navy chief: Vikramaditya deployed with MiG-29s embarked

India's new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya , has begun operational deployment along with its MiG-29K ('Fulcrum D') fighter group on board, newly appointed Indian Navy (IN) Chief of Staff Admiral R K Dhowan said on 7 May. "The navy has inducted INS Vikramaditya . It is now operationally

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25 April 2014 | RUaviation

MiG-29K/KUB planned deliveries 2014

The Russian Navy will take delivery of 10 deck-based MiG-29K/KUB fighters in 2014. RAC MiG will also deliver six jets of the type to Indian navy this year.

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22 April 2014 | RUaviation

Russian Ministry of Defense orders 16 more MiG-29SMT aircraft

16 multi-role MiG-29SMT fighters will be delivered to Russian air forces by the end of 2016. The corresponding state contract has been signed by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Yuri Borisov, and CEO of RAC MiG (part of United Aircraft Corporation), Sergey Korotkov, the corporation’s press-service reports.

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26 January 2014 |

Russia To Order MiG-29SMT Fighter Jets

Russia's Ministry of Defense is aiming to order 16 Mikoyan MiG-29SMT jet fighters for the Russian Air Force, said Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

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11 December 2013 | Flight Global

Russia considers funding MiG-29 successor

​Russia is to build a new lightweight fighter, deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin told parliamentary deputies on 11 December.

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26 November 2013 | RUaviation

First batch of MiG-29K fighters delivered to Russian navy

Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” delivered the MIG-29K/KUB fighters of the State Defense Order for 2013 on time – the first batch of carrier-based fighters (2 single-seat MiG-29Ks and 2 two-seat MiG-29KUBs) has now been delivered to the Russian navy, the press-service of RAC MiG reports. The contract for delivery of 24 deck-based MiG-29K/KUB fighters...

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23 October 2013 | RUaviation

MiG-29K/KUB for Russian Navy start flight tests

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) started the flight test program for the Russian Navy's MiG-29K fighters, with the first production MiG-29KUB two-seater for the Russian Navy. The Russian Ministry of Defense ordered 24 MiG-29K/KUB ship-based fighters in February 2012. Deliveries of MiG-29K/KUB fighters to the Indian navy were started in 2009, sea trials involving the Indian navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya were completed in November 2012.

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29 August 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

India to Get 6 More MiG-29s by Year-End

ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow Region --- Russia’s MiG fighter jet maker has signed two additional contracts with India worth a total $55 million, the corporation said Wednesday. They are part of a general contract with India’s air force. Under the first, $43 million contract, a servicing center will be estab...

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21 August 2013 | Flight Global

Russia delays air force MiG-35 deliveries to 2016 over industry snags

Programme delays have postponed the delivery of 37 RAC MiG-35 advanced multirole fighter aircraft ordered by the Russian air force until 2016, instead of...

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6 August 2013 | Flight Global

Polish air force receives first upgraded MiG-29

Poland's WZL-2 Military Aviation Works has delivered its first upgraded RAC MiG-29 to the nation's air force ...

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21 May 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia to Upgrade Peruvian MiG-29s

LIMA, Peru --- Russia and Peru will sign a contract to upgrade Lima's fleet of Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters by the end of May, Konstantin Biryulin, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service, said on Monday. Belarus sold around twenty of the fighter jets to Peru in ...

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30 April 2013 | Flight Global

Serbia nears new order for MiG-29s

Serbia is close to finalising a deal with Russia for six new RAC MiG-29M/M2 multirole fighters ...

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11 December 2012 | Flight Global

Russia delivers India's first upgraded MiG-29s

Russia's RAC MiG has handed over the first three of 69 upgraded MiG-29UPG fighters to the Indian air force ...

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11 December 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia Delivers Upgraded MiG-29UPGs to India

JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) began to supply upgraded MiG-29 fighters to the Indian Air Force. The first three aircraft are delivered to India by An-124 transport aircraft. Modernization significantly extends the range of tasks performed by MiG-29...

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1 November 2012 | Flight Global

MiG-29K carrier trials for India completed

RAC MiG has completed sea trials of its MiG-29K/KUB combat aircraft involving the Indian navy's future aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, with deliveries...

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25 July 2012 | RUaviation

MiG-29ĐšUB performed the first deck touchdown on Vikramaditya aircraft carrier

MiG-29КUB piloted by the Hero of Russia, honored test pilot of RF, Colonel Nikolay Diorditsa (along with his colleague – the Hero of Russia, Mikhail Belyaev), performed several approaches at different altitudes and then performed the deck touchdown for the first time.

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27 April 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Polish MiG-29s Take Over Baltic Air Police Mission

April 26, formal rotation of contingent ceremony was held at the Lithuanian Air Force’s Šiauliai Air Base hosting the Baltic Air Policing mission. After four months on service German Air Contingent were replaced by a Polish air unit with four Mig-29 fighter jets. “NATO Air Policing mission in the...

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29 February 2012 | RUaviation

Russian Ministry of Defense and RAC MiG have signed the contract on delivery of MiG-29K fighters

RAC MiG will deliver 20 MiG-29K and 4 MiG-29KUB fighters to Russian navy during the period from 2013 to 2015.

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2 June 2011 | Flight Global

India receives five more MiG-29K/KUBs

India has taken delivery of five RSK MiG-29K/KUB naval fighters, with the nation's second aircraft carrier possibly to enter service in 18 months. Four...

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1 June 2011 | Key.Aero

India gets more MiGs

The Indian Navy has received another five MiG-29K fighters from Russia.

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16 May 2011 | Flight Global

Engine incident grounds Poland's MiG-29 fleet

The in-flight shutdown of an RD-33 engine has led the Polish air force to temporarily ground its MiG-29 fighters ...

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10 August 2010 | Key.Aero

MiG out of Indian fighter contest?

Russia's MiG-35 may have failed to make the short-list in the Indian Air Force's MMRCA competition.

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28 April 2010 | Key.Aero

Poles take on NATO policing mission

Four Polish Mig-29 fighters have arrived in Lithuania.

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15 March 2010 | Key.Aero

India signs for more MiGs

India signed major defence deals with Russia last week.

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20 March 2008 | MILAVIA News

Polish air force deploys MiG-29s on Baltic mission

The Polish air force has deployed four RSK MiG-29 fighters and around 100 personnel from its 41st Tactical Air Squadron at Malbork to perform air policing duties over the Baltic states from Lithuania's Zokniai-Siaulai air base.

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24 April 2006 | MILAVIA News

First Four Upgraded MiG-29s Delivered to Slovakian AF

Recently, MiG corporation handed over the first batch of four upgraded MiG-29s to the Slovakian Air Force. The aircraft are upgraded to meet NATO and ICAO standards, in cooperation with BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins.

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6 April 2006 | MILAVIA News

Myanmar Interested in More MiG-29s From Russia

In a report published on April 4th, Russian daily Kommersant revealed that the high-level delegation from Myanmar has visited Russia in order to discuss purchase of a wide variety of Russian arms and other military equipment. According Kommersant, listed on Myanmar wish-list among others were MiG-29 fighters as well as short range Tor-M1 and medium-range Buk-1M mobile air defense systems.

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5 April 2006 | MILAVIA News

MiG-29UB detained in Hong-Kong was heading for US

On April 4th customs officials at Kwai Chung container terminal in Hong Kong revealed that they have foiled an attempt to smuggle an armament and engines-less MiG-29UB (Fulcrum-B) two-seat fighter through the territory.

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4 March 2006 | MILAVIA News

Bulgaria Signs Upgrade Contract for MiG-29 Fleet

Bulgaria finally signed a contract with Russia's RSK-MiG for the modernization of 16 of its MiG-29 fighters on last Wednesday, March 1.

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23 February 2006 | MILAVIA News

Serbia-Montenegro to Modernize MiG-29s

On February 9th, The Chief of The General Staff of Serbian and Montenegrin Armed Forces, General Ljubisha Jokich, announced that the his country will definitely overhaul and modernize its five MiG-29 fighters (four single-seat MiG-29 Fulcrum-A and one two-seat MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B) in Russia.

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23 August 2005 | MILAVIA News

RAC MiG Offers MiG-35 to India

Russia plans to offer the MiG-35 fighter in India's tender for the acquisition of about 125 new multi-role fighter aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force MiG-21 fleet.

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