Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact Us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

09/16 21:18   YEVTUSHENKOV'S INDICTMENT COMPLETELY BASELESS - AFK SISTEMA
 
09/16 21:17   AFK SISTEMA TO APPEAL AGAINST YEVTUSHENKOV'S INDICTMENT
 
09/16 20:57   Russia, Zimbabwe step up cooperation - Lavrov
 
09/16 20:38   Russian expert cautiously optimistic about Donbas special status laws
 
09/16 20:34   AFK Sistema's Yevtushenkov charged with money laundering
 
09/16 20:11   Dollar hits new all-time high against ruble
 
09/16 20:05   Ukraine situation, foreign presence near Russia's border requires deployment of proper Crimean grouping - Shoigu (Part 2)
 
09/16 19:53   Baseline option for 2015-2017 macroeconomic forecast no longer envisages sales tax - Ulyukayev (Part 3)
 
09/16 19:53   Main indexes of the Russia stock market for September 16
 
09/16 19:51   Militiamen form lists for another prisoner swap with Ukraine
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Syria, Russia discussing delivery of MiG-29M/M2...


News headlines


June 03, 2013 16:58

Syria, Russia discussing delivery of MiG-29M/M2 fighters (Part 2)

MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax-AVN) - The time and size of the delivery of Mikoyan MiG-29M/M2 multi-role fighter jets to Syria will be determined at the negotiations the Syrian Defense Ministry, Rosoboronexport and the Russian MiG Corporation are holding in Moscow, a representative of arms exporting entities told Interfax-AVN on Monday.

"It would be premature to say when and how many MiG-29M/M2 fighters may be supplied to Syria. There may be six, ten or twelve jets or even 24. If the negotiations settle all technical and financial issues, the first delivery is possible already this year," the source said.

In his words, the MiG-29 contract was signed in 2007 but it was not fulfilled for a number of reasons. The contract stipulated the delivery of twelve MiG-29 fighters to Syria, with an option for another twelve.

"Most probably, the delivery will be made in two steps, six fighters at a time. Then a new contract for twelve more jets may be signed within the option framework," he said.

Every part of the jets will be made in Russia, the source said.

"Problems with the aircraft equipment were the reason why the contract was not executed. It was planned at first that MiG-29M would have a substantial degree of French-made avionics, such as inertial navigation systems. But once the French learned MiG was building the fighters for Syria they bluntly refused the delivery, which at least seriously delayed the contract if not thwarted it," he said.

Escalation of tensions in Syria added to the problem, he said. "The delivery of fighter jets would have been extremely problematic at the first stage of the conflict even if they had been ready. The current situation in Syria is more stable and predictable," the source said.

Some 50 MiG-29 and MiG-29UB fighters had been previously supplied to Syria. "They know these aircraft well and I think there won't be any problems with re-training our Syrian partners to fly a later modification, MiG-29M/M2," he said.

MiG-29M and MiG-29M2 are the latest mass-produced models of MiG. They are based on the platform of the MiG-29K/KUB seaborne fighters, mass production of which started in 2008.

Te mk

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire

September 16, 2014
 
20:57
Russia, Zimbabwe step up cooperation - Lavrov
 
20:38
Russian expert cautiously optimistic about Donbas special status laws
 
20:34
AFK Sistema's Yevtushenkov charged with money laundering
 
20:11
Dollar hits new all-time high against ruble
 
20:05
Ukraine situation, foreign presence near Russia's border requires deployment of proper Crimean grouping - Shoigu (Part 2)
 
19:53
 
19:53
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for September 16
 
19:51
Militiamen form lists for another prisoner swap with Ukraine
 
19:50
West won't tighten anti-Russian sanctions - Russian business ombudsman
 
19:46
Forecast 2014 oil price lowered back to $104 - Ulyukayev
 
19:43
16 soldiers killed, 98 injured since truce announced in east Ukraine - ministry
 
19:38
Russia could send humanitarian aid to Iraq
 
19:36
PhosAgro shareholders approve payment of 25 rubles per share for H1 (Part 2)
 
19:35
Russian stock market soars to mid-summer high on weaker ruble, new Donbass status
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
Pakistani Ambassador to Russian Zaheer Aslam Janjua has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about prospects for supplying more Pakistani food products to Russia, the quality of such products and invites Russian companies to implement infrastructural projects in Pakistan.

more
.
.
John Padilla, managing director of consultants IPD Latin America, talks to Interfax about Colombia’s investment climate.

more
.
.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signals readiness for compromise and praises Russia’s role in settling conflict in Middle East in an exclusive interview with Interfax

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2014   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100