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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) fleet of MiG-29N fighter aircraft will remain an important asset to the country’s air defence.

RMAF chief General Datuk Seri Roslan Saad said there has been no decision to replace the MIG-29N which had been in service since 1990 and the aircraft will still remain in service. He said RMAF will scrutinise the capabilities of the existing MIG-29N fleet to ensure it remains competitive and relevant in safeguarding the country’s air space.

“Initially, there were plans to phase out the aircraft and replace them with another multi-role combat aircraft.


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“However, we have decided to upgrade the aircraft to ensure it has similar capabilities with fighter jets owned by other countries,” he told reporters after opening RMAF’s 57th anniversary here today.

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