UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The MiG-29 fighter, originally conceived as an “air superiority aircraft”, as well as the Soviet response to the American F-16, became a real “monster.” About this writes the American edition of National Interest .
The material notes that the MiG-29 was modified many times, as a result of which it turned into a multi-purpose aircraft with air-to-surface weapons.
In addition, as stated in the article, in the video of the latest military exercises, the fighter fully demonstrated its power and ability to “break through the armor” of the enemy.
It is also noted that it is such old, but modified aircraft that are very highly valued in the market.
“They make up the bulk of Russian arms export contracts with Asian and Middle Eastern buyers, who, as a rule, give preference to performance indicators rather than the latest technological gadgets, ” the article adds.
Earlier, Life wrote that India will purchase 21 MiG-29 fighters with a total value of almost a billion dollars.
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