Argentina looks to buy Russian MiG-29 fighter jets

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The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina – FAA) will seek to purchase more than 15 MiG-29 Fulcrum multirole fighter aircraft from Russia.

That was reported by kommersant.ru.

Argentina sent to Russia a commercial offers for the purchase of more than 15 MiG-29 fighters. The Argentine government will analysing offers received for combat airplanes for the Argentine Air Force.

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: “Fulcrum”) is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1982.

 


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