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Russia sells 12 fighter jets to Sudan

November 15, 2008

Russia has sold 12 MiG-29 fighter jets to Sudan, Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein said during a visit to Moscow on Friday, Russian news agencies reported.

“Yes, it’s all done. The planes have been bought,” the defence minister was quoted as saying to reporters at a briefing in Moscow, in response to a question about a contract for the purchase of the 12 planes.

“We are very satisfied with our military relations with Russia,” he said.

Hussein also said he hoped Russia would take a more active role in Sudan’s oil industry, adding that this would be at the heart of discussions during an upcoming visit to Moscow by Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir.

He did not say when the visit could take place.

“Based on our successful experience of economic development cooperation with China, we want Russia to be another pillar in the economic development of Sudan,” Hussein said.

A MIG-29 warplane is pictured at the International Aerospace ... 
A MIG-29 warplane is pictured at the International Aerospace Exhibition at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport in May 2008. Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein has confirmed the purchase of 12 MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia.(AFP/DDP/File/Axel Schmidt)

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India awards Russia billion dollar MiG-29 upgrade

March 10, 2008

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India has awarded Russia a 965-million-dollar contract to upgrade its multi-role MiG-29 warplanes, officials said on Monday.

An Indian Air Force MIG-29 fighter. India has awarded Russia ...
An Indian Air Force MIG-29 fighter. India has awarded Russia a 965-million-dollar contract to upgrade its multi-role MiG-29 warplanes, officials said on Monday.(AFP/PIB/File)

The two post-Cold War allies Saturday signed the deal to extend the life of India’s fleet of 70 MiG-29 jets another 15 years from their current 25 years, an air force official said.

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Algeria plans to return 15 fighter jets to Russia: report

February 18, 2008

MOSCOW (AFP) – Algeria wants to return 15 fighter jets it bought from Russia because of their poor quality, the Kommersant daily reported on Monday, citing an official from Russia’s state United Aerospace Corporation.

The official said Russia was proposing to take back the MiG-29 jets, which were delivered to Algeria in 2006 and 2007, but only if Algeria bought more modern and expensive planes such as the MiG-29M2 or the MiG-35.

A Russian-made MiG-35. Algeria wants to return 15 fighter jets it bought from Russia because of their poor quality.
(AFP/File/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Vladimir Putin rearms his Cold War military

August 19, 2007

By By Gethin Chamberlain, Tim Shipman and Nick Holdsworth in Moscow
The Sunday Telegraph (UK)
August 19, 2007

In a hangar at an airfield 24 miles south east of Moscow, technicians were yesterday checking over the latest additions to the burgeoning military arsenal which a resurgent Russia hopes can restore its status as a major world power.

The MiG-35 and MiG-29 fighters which Russia plans to showcase at this week’s -Moscow international air show are just a small part of a £100 billion plan to return the Russian military to the heights of its Cold War might.

On Friday President Vladimir Putin caused consternation by announcing the resumption of regular, long-range nuclear bomber …

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