Ukraine may receive improved MiG-29 fighters
Ukraine can get MiG-29 fighters modified and adapted to NATO standards from partners. This is reported by Defense Express.
It is reported that 15 Polish MiG-29 aircraft (10 of which were received by Warsaw from the USSR and five from the Czech Republic) during 2011-2014 underwent modernization at the facilities of Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze No. 2, with which Israel assisted.
«These aircraft received, in particular, an improved positioning system, an on-board computer for preoperative and postoperative planning, while the most noticeable change in the cockpit equipment was installation of a HUD-display and a multifunctional indicator 5×4», – the material notes.
At the same time, the other 13 MiG-29s of Poland are «hodgepodge» ; from «boards» received in the 1990s from the Czech Republic and Germany, and did not undergo significant modernization. Their on-board equipment was adapted to NATO standards by «rescaling indicators in radio navigation equipment and communication systems».
Currently, it is not known which version of the aircraft Ukraine will receive.
- Polish President Duda said that Poland will transfer the first 4 MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine in the coming days.
- Slovakia will transfer 13 MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.