Mongolia to buy 5 MiG-29 from Russia

Updated: 2011-07-22 17:08


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ULAN BATOR - The Mongolian Defense Ministry will buy five Mikoyan MiG-29, fourth generation fighter jets, from Russia this year, local media said Friday.

Minister of Defense L. Bold also said Mongolia has plenty of good pilots who were trained in Russia.

To date, there is no MiG-29 in Mongolian Air Force. The media said from 1977 to 1984, Mongolia bought 44 MiG-21 aircraft from Russia, but only ten are now still in use.

Mongolia also wants to buy a military transport aircraft to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment.