September 15 2017
The Russian air force has deployed the latest variant of the MiG-29 fighter to Syria for evaluation, reports Interfax-AVN (Russia).
Four MiG-29SMTs have arrived at the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria, said the Ministry of Defense, as reported by the Kommersant newspaper on Thursday.
The deployment is intended for pilot training and to test the jet's performance in combat operations. Plans to deploy the MiG-29SMT to Syria were announced more than a year ago, said the...
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