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Malaysia grounds MiG-29s and rethinks future fighter

Malaysia has put on hold a $2 billion plan to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, looking instead to upgrade its aerial surveillance capabilities to confront the growing threat of militancy inspired by the Islamic State group, a source with knowledge of the matter said. Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy has for several years been weighing the competing merits of France’s Rafale jet and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by Britain’s ...

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Russia gives MiG-29s to Serbia

Russia has donated six MiG-29 fighters to Serbia, a pair of two-seaters and four single-seaters. The Balkan country received MiG-29s in the late 1980s, but as of recently had only one two-seater and two single-seaters in airworthy condition.  The six aircraft were handed over on October 20 at the Batajnica air force base north of Belgrade. Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Serbian president Alexander Vuchich attended the ceremony. Shoigu said ...

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China’s J-20 Fighter Jet Put Into Service

China’s latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service, according to Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday. The flight tests are being conducted as scheduled, Wu said at a press conference. The J-20 is China’s fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai, ...

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Russia says its MiG-41 will fly in outer space

Russia is boasting that its next-generation fighter jet will be able to fly in space. But it’s still having trouble getting its latest offering off the ground. Mikoyan Corporation has declared on Russian TV that it is working on a successor to its Cold War era MiG-31 “Foxhound” high speed, high-altitude fighter. It’s been dubbed the PAK – DP, or MiG-41. The aircraft will belong to a class of fighters ...

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MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter

Russian planemaker MiG says its MiG-35 Fulcrum-F fighters will be finished with flight testing by the end of this or early next year, and that they’ll be ready to open up for production and export. “The government trials go according to the schedule and should be completed at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018,” MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko told Aviation Week’s ShowNews. Under military procurement plans for 2018-2025, Russia ...

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​Qatar orders 36 F-15QA fighters

Qatar has signed a deal for 36 Boeing F-15QA fighter aircraft. The deal is reportedly worth $12 billion, according to media reports quoting official Qatari sources. The deal was finalised in Washington DC by Qatari defence minister Khalid Al Attiyah and US defence secretary Jim Mattis. Attiyah says the deal reflects increased Qatari and US collaboration in the fight against terrorism. The aircraft will also increase interoperability between US and ...

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Russian MiG-29 crashes into Mediterranean

A Russian fighter jet crashed into the sea shortly into a training flight off the coast of Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced. “As a result of a technical malfunction during a training flight an incident occurred to a carrier-based MiG-29,” read an official statement. “The pilot catapulted was delivered to the air carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by a rescue crew. The pilot was not hurt, and is ready for ...

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India keen to buy MiG-29 aircraft from Malaysia

India is keen to buy MiG-29 fighter jets from Malaysia and upgrade them for use by its air force, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said. Najib said the proposal was among the aspects of military cooperation agreed to by Malaysia and India during his just-concluded visit to New Delhi and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the India’s ministry of defense and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) ...

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Russia Introduces UB Version of MiG-35

First flown late last year, Russia’s MiG-35UB twin-seat light multirole fighter made its public debut on January 27 at manufacturer RAC MiG’s PK-1 (production complex No. 1) factory in Lukhovitsy, near Moscow. A day earlier, chief test pilot Mikhail Belyaev, who is RAC MiG’s head of flight testing, had reported directly to President Vladimir Putin on the successful completion of initial flight tests of the UB combat trainer version of MiG-35, ...

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Bulgaria approves 28 mln euro spendig on MiG-29s

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 23 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s government said on Wednesday it approved an additional expenditure of up to 54.6 million levs ($29.6 million/27.9 million euro) under the defence ministry budget to ensure the airworthiness of the country’s Air Force fleet of ageing Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets. The implementation of the project will create the necessary conditions for the Bulgarian Air Force to maintain and develop capabilities for air policing, ...

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MiG-29 crashes into Mediterranean

A Russian fighter jet crashed into the sea shortly into a training flight off the coast of Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced. “As a result of a technical malfunction during a training flight an incident occurred to a carrier-based MiG-29,” read an official statement. “The pilot catapulted was delivered to the air carrier Admiral Kuznetsov by a rescue crew. The pilot was not hurt, and is ready for ...

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Egyptian Mig-29’s to carry IRST, EW System

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets to be exported to Egypt will be fitted out with advanced infrared search-and-track (IRST) stations and electronic warfare (EW) pods, according to the Izvestia daily. According to representatives of the defense contractors taking part in executing the contract, Egypt’s MiG-29s will feature the latest OLS-UE IRST capable of not only detecting enemy aircraft by their infrared signature, but also acquiring surface ...

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India to enhance Su-30MKI

India is boosting negotiations with Russia on the upgrade of its Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole fighter jets, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. “Due to the postponement of the FGFA (Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft) joint program, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has apparently revealed its intention to upgrade Su-30MKI combat aircraft in order to turn the planes into the fifth-generation fighter jets. A Russian ...

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MiG-35 will receive new navigation system

Russia’s MiG-35 multirole fighter jets will soon be equipped with the latest platform-less inertial navigation system, Igor Nasenkov, deputy head of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti. The adaptation of the navigation system designed for shipborne aircraft will be completed in July, Nasenkov said, adding that work proceeded according to plan. The MiG-29K/KUB fighters are now being equipped with the LINS-100RS inertial system, while the MIG-35s will receive ...

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