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Iraqi MiG-29 Pilot Explains how he was able to Shoot Down a RAF Tornado during Operation Desert Storm
“I manoeuvred the aircraft to be behind and above them, I selected R-60MK heat-seeking missile and a HUD symbology appeared (ER) which means target acquired and I fired,” Capt. Jameel Sayhood, IrAF MiG-29 Pilot. The MiG-29, known as the Fulcrum in the west, became both one of the Soviet Air Force’s main fighter types...
RBAF F-16Vs will be the first Vipers to be produced in newly established F-16 production line in Greenville
The F-16Vs – Bulgaria's biggest military procurement since the fall of Communism – will be used to replace its ageing fleet of MiG-29s, which were delivered in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Bulgaria's government has approved the $1.25 billion acquisition of eight Lockheed Martin F-16Vs. On Jul. 10, 2019 the council...
Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
Since the F-16 Vipers are intended to replace Bulgarian Air Force's MiG-29s, they could be assigned to 3.IAB, based at Graf Ignatievo. Back in January 2019 Bulgaria’s parliament approved the government’s plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 Vipers, to replace its aging Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve...
Bulgarian Air Force may switch to Typhoon or Gripen because of F-16V’s high price
“They must offer prices similar to that offered to other countries, for example, Slovakia,” Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgarian Defense minister. In December 2018, the National Assembly gave the Bulgarian government a mandate to negotiate with Washington (USA) about the purchase of eight new Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70s to replace the ageing MiG-29s of...
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crashes, injuring pilot
The general command of the Polish Armed Forces' press office has reported that the MiG-29 pilot has been found and taken to a hospital. On Mar. 4, 2019 a Polish Air Force fighter MiG-29 fighter jet from 23rd Tactical Air Base has crashed in the woods in Mazovian Voivodeship (Mazovia Province)....
MiG-29 Fulcrum crashes near Moscow. Pilots ejected safely
The MiG-29 was performing a training flight after taking off from Zhukovsky Airport when it experienced a problem with the "control system" and crashed On Oct. 5, 2018 a Russian MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jet crashed near Moscow, Daily Star reports. The pilots ejected safely from the aircraft, but their condition is unknown. The Fulcrum came down into woodland in...
I want a MiG-29!: the saga of Israel's Fulcrums
Unlike the other frontline fighters of the past, the Israelis seemed unable to obtain a MiG-29 through clandestine measures. But, with the end of the Cold War, a means of evaluating the jet became possible - simply rent one. This they did. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was keen to get a first-hand look at the systems and performance of...
Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet crashes, killing pilot
Polish Air Force authorities have ordered all of the Soviet-made MiG-29 jets grounded pending an investigation According The New York Times a MiG-29 military jet crashed during a night flight in the country's north and the Polish Air Force pilot was killed despite ejecting before the crash, Poland's defense officials said Friday. The Defense Ministry said the jet crashed at 1:57...
Meet Poland’s First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot
“The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, we are all pilots,” Lt Katarzyna Tomiak-Siemieniewic, Polish Air Force First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot Lt Katarzyna Tomiak-Siemieniewic is the first female MiG-29 fighter pilot in the Polish Air Force. “The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man...
Russian Swifts aerobatic team to transition to MiG-35
The transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed Russian aerobatic team Swifts will trade-in their MiG-29s for the MiG-35, Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin of the Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) said. According RT, the transition will only occur after testing on the MiG-35 has been completed. As we have already explained, the Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-Foxtrot)...

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