October 29 2009
The Malaysian Ministry of Defense has decided to withdraw air force MiG-29Ns from service next year, reports Bernama, Malaysia's national news agency.
The move is expected to save around US$77 million annually. The funds will be used to maintain other aircraft and systems, according to Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The MiG-29Ns are being phased out due to the cost and difficulty of maintaining some old components and systems, said the minister.
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