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Topic: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Devilfish
Posted 2010-05-14 11:10:43 and read 9738 times.

The first public announcement that Russia is supplying Syria with MiG-29s just came to the fore.....

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...ALeqM5hKYoEcT7HFtKUQx5tTZ_M0AJzaqQ

Quote:
"MOSCOW — Russia is supplying Syria with warplanes, armoured vehicles and air defence systems under existing contracts, ITAR-Tass news agency quoted the head of the country's state military agency as saying.

Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said Russia was selling Syria MiG-29 fighter jets, Pantsir short-range air defence systems and armoured vehicles."


Which variant?

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The Syrians must make sure that the MiG-29s are not the ones rejected by Algeria.    BTW, what happened to their rumoured MiG-31 order?.....

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Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: kanban
Posted 2010-05-14 11:52:37 and read 9698 times.

Quoting Devilfish (Thread starter):
The Syrians must make sure that the MiG-29s are not the ones rejected by Algeria

missed that story, can you give a synopsis?

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Devilfish
Posted 2010-05-14 12:43:12 and read 9646 times.

Better if I give you the links to the stories instead.....

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIQjjBwMOMkpS4PVZvI1T2OqPfHQ

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3903304&c=EUR&s=AIR

Here's the old thread.....

Algeria To Return Russian MiGs Over Quality Issues (by Lumberton Feb 18 2008 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Acheron
Posted 2010-05-14 13:14:49 and read 9590 times.

Quoting Devilfish (Thread starter):
The Syrians must make sure that the MiG-29s are not the ones rejected by Algeria

They went into service with the RuAF.

http://pilot.strizhi.info/photos/d/24563-1/IMG_2879_ku.jpg

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: DEVILFISH
Posted 2010-05-17 21:06:39 and read 8181 times.

DID said the fighters would be MiG-29SMTs.....

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/...35s-for-1-billion-03391/#more-3391

Quote:
"The most likely variant involved would be the MiG-29SMT, which is serving in Russia’s air force via an upgrade program."

Also, that the MiG-31E deal did not progress.....

Quote:
"Russia’s Kommersant newspaper quotes UAC head Alexei Fyodorov, as saying that a $400-500 million 2007 contract to sell MiG-31E interceptor fighters to Syria has not entered into force"

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: sovietjet
Posted 2010-05-17 23:22:39 and read 8122 times.

The rejected Algerian Mig-29s are now operated by the Russian air force and a bunch of them even took part in the recent parade.

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Airxliban
Posted 2010-05-18 00:39:24 and read 8075 times.

I'm not an expert on fighter jets, but the photo in the thread starter's link looks like an Su-27/31 not a MIG-29...am I wrong?

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Ozair
Posted 2010-05-18 04:51:25 and read 7977 times.

Quoting Airxliban (Reply 6):
I'm not an expert on fighter jets, but the photo in the thread starter's link looks like an Su-27/31 not a MIG-29...am I wrong?

Definitely a MiG-29, no wing-tip rails or stinger visible (both Flanker specific) on the top two aircraft. The lower aircraft is a MiG-31, the twin seat cockpit gives it away.

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: SLCPilot
Posted 2010-05-18 07:56:52 and read 7861 times.

Quoting Ozair (Reply 7):
Quoting Airxliban (Reply 6):
I'm not an expert on fighter jets, but the photo in the thread starter's link looks like an Su-27/31 not a MIG-29...am I wrong?

Definitely a MiG-29, no wing-tip rails or stinger visible (both Flanker specific) on the top two aircraft. The lower aircraft is a MiG-31, the twin seat cockpit gives it away.

I think Ozair is correct! The reference is to the link, not the photos posted in the thread. The link includes a photo of "Mig-29s" that have a stinger, and wing-tip rails.....my vote, Su-27 variant..

Cheers!

SLCPilot

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Airxliban
Posted 2010-05-18 08:34:40 and read 7839 times.

Thanks guys...so just to be clear...the photos in the link are Su-27s?? Does anyone know what fleet the ones in the picture belong to?

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: Ozair
Posted 2010-05-18 15:39:57 and read 7678 times.

Quoting Airxliban (Reply 9):
Thanks guys...so just to be clear...the photos in the link are Su-27s?? Does anyone know what fleet the ones in the picture belong to?

Correct, linked shot are Su-27s, likely three Su-27UB two seat trainers and one Su-27 single seat.

It looks like the Russian Knights display team.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russi...d=2199adff1d0acf4c4f11c2f35bd6c642

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: DEVILFISH
Posted 2010-10-28 14:20:55 and read 5913 times.

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 4):
Quote:
"Russia’s Kommersant newspaper quotes UAC head Alexei Fyodorov, as saying that a $400-500 million 2007 contract to sell MiG-31E interceptor fighters to Syria has not entered into force"

Further to the above, Defense-Aerospace again reports that Russia is denying the MiG-31 sale to Syria.....

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...ract-to-sell-mig_31s-to-syria.html

Sorry, subscribers only. Whoever has access to the full report can please provide the missing details.

Topic: RE: MiG-29s From Russia (with Love)
Username: DEVILFISH
Posted 2010-10-29 19:35:29 and read 5530 times.

Found a short excerpt.....

http://www.airforcesmonthly.com/view_news.asp?ID=2663

Quote:
Syria won't get the MiG-31, says Russia.

"October 28: Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that the state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport has confirmed there is no contract to supply MiG-31 Foxhound fighter jets to Syria.

'The existence of a contract on the delivery of MiG-31 interceptors to Syria is a journalistic hoax,' said Rosoboronexport General Director Anatoly Isaykin at the Euronaval 2010 exhibition in Paris."



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