Serb Air Force buys 6 new Mig 29 M/M2

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  1. p2prada

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    MINA Breaking News - Serb Air Force buys 6 new Mig 29 M/M2

    Serb Air Force buys 6 new Mig 29 M/M2

    The Serb airforce will add 6 new Mig 29 M/M2 fighter jets and two radar systems recently purchased from Russia.
    Serb Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucik will iron out the details during his visit to Moscow in May.

    The Mig 29 M/M2 were presented for the Serb air force back in June of last year. The Serbian Air Force applauded the purchase since the last time new fighter jets were acquired was 20 years ago.
     
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    Wasn't super duper Jf thunder taking part in the competition as well?:laugh:
     
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    Yeah, but I don't know if the Serbs chose the Mig-29 outside of the competition or if Mig-29 won the competition.

    Mig-29M/M2 is a less advanced version of the Mig-35.

    The Russians may have provided soft loans.
     
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    Could be a seperate order since the other tender had not mig 29 in the list
     
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    So much for Thunder Blunder sale. :lol:
     
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    I am not sure if Serbia can afford two fighter deals at once. There may be a follow on order for more Mig-29s eventually.

    Anyway, Mig-29M was in the invitation to the RFP. F-16, SH, Mig-29M/M2, Su-30, EF, Rafale, Gripen, J-10 and JF-17.

    Out of all these, J-10, Gripen and SH did not enter.
     
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    They really can't afford it. 6 new MiG-29 eats that budget.
     
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    This most probably is a seperate order..since the tender didnt had mig 29 name at all

    or else they dropped the older tender and just opted for mig 29 because of soft loan

     
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    Suprised how they even thought of managing a squadron of rafale with that limited budget.

    No wonder MiG-29 are best bet, not to expensive and able match both air and ground attack requirements.
     
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    Read your quoted post. JF-17 from China.
     
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    There is no separate order. Their budget is blown as they are in austerity like the rest of Europe.
     
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    They never had the money to buy Rafale. No one ever talked to Dassault about it much less sent them an RFI.
     
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    As Serbia and Belarus buys Russian weapons on the Russian money (loans). This is a worldwide practice. It's amazing to have that for the Russian credit, Serbs would buy a Swedish or French aircraft.
     
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    Read this as well.
    Just 1 month old.
    meanwhile Pakistan is negotiating with egypt for a much bigger order
    [​IMG]
     
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    exactly Ruskis would never allow Serbs for a direct competitor of their product in their "spear of Influence" also i doubt Egyptians will look good in JF-17s when their arch-rival Israelis zoom F-35s ......Reminds me of Syrian-Israel standoff of F-15 vs Mig-21/23 of '82........
     
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    MiG-23 for the first time took part in the fighting in 1982, the Syrian-Israeli war and well-proven. The upgraded MiG-23MLD U1 can compete for some combat characteristics with 4th generation fighters. I could show the video, but it is in Russian, and translated a long time.
     
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    farhan Thanks for putting up the Janes Interview , Any recent interview on JF-17 from PAF if you could post would be nice.

    Newer Mig-29 is a logical buy for Serbs as they use older Mig-29 version and there is logistics line training already established for it . Plus Russians must have sweeted the deal for them with Soft Credits etc
     
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    IF the Mig-23 video is translated in English can you post it up
     
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    Yeah i am not saying mig-23 is bad or something i read somewhere that czech mig-23s were successful against Nato f-16s, mirage-2000 and other aircraft but still as i remember it was the Syrian-Arab war of 1982 which really dawned the American teen series of fighters ie :- f-16, f-15, later f-18 and f-14s during the 1990 gulf war.........
    Iranian pilots didn't extracted the maximum out of f-14s and f-4 as they should have during their wars with Iraq in the 80s..........

    the related video :-
     
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    I'll do a little later will sync translation the video on the modernization of Ukraine's MiG-23MLD and will create a new thread.
     

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