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In Croatia, launched a tender for the purchase of fighters

According to the online magazine JaneOn July 20, the Croatian military department sent inquiries, initiating proposals for the supply of new fighter jets for the needs of the country's Air Force. The recipients are the embassies of five states: the United States, Israel, Greece (which can offer the available Lockheed Martin F-12), Sweden (Saab JAS-16 Gripen fighter) and South Korea (KAI FA-39 aircraft).
The choice between them can be made by the end of the year.

Substitutions subject to 12 MiG-21bis / UM fighters. Previously carried out in Ukraine, the repair of these machines, which turned into a scandal, did not allow to significantly increase their combat readiness. As of March 2017, only three MiG-21bis and one “Spark” MiG-21UM remained in flight status in the Croatian Air Force.

MiG-21bis is the most advanced fighter of the twenty-first family produced in the USSR. MiG-21bis entered service with almost all of the Warsaw Pact states, it was purchased by many developing countries, and India was released under license from 1980 to 1987. The cost of the MiG-21bis is significantly lower than the American F-16, which by the middle of the 1970-s. entered the world market, moreover, on the sale of the latter, the US government imposed significant restrictions.

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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 24 July 2017 06: 03
    The Croats are unhappy with the repair, it’s good that they managed to get at least something from Ukraine.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 24 July 2017 06: 09
      well, they’ll give them bushy cars, business then. the Croats see in a hurry, in spite of the Serbs aviation get hold of.
      1. hrych
        hrych 24 July 2017 07: 09
        Quote: newbie
        in spite of the Serbs aviation get hold of.

        And we Serbs air defense missiles laughing But, as Independent on guard of the world, again distinguished herself laughing
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 24 July 2017 09: 22
          even more. We are passing the MIGs 29 to the Serbs.
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 24 July 2017 07: 28
        beginner Today, 06:09 ↑ New
        well, they’ll give them bushy cars, business then. the Croats see in a hurry, in spite of the Serbs aviation get hold of.

        ... and no one will give them a new one ... let them finish what they will give, but most likely they will give meerikatos ... bully
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 24 July 2017 09: 25
          if seriously, I don’t understand at all (on political and social aspects) why do they even need such a crazy waste of money?
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 24 July 2017 06: 06
    Well, always like that. The ruin is repairing, and Mig is bad. They know how to spoil.
    1. pjastolov
      pjastolov 24 July 2017 06: 32
      Well, always like that. The ruin is repairing, and Mig is bad. They know how to spoil.
      Well, we’re no longer bros, bros have only the outskirts, but they can’t repair them! laughing so you have to take a bush hi
  3. anjey
    anjey 24 July 2017 06: 50
    the old man is already in the ranks of half a century - strength! it’s about to take an airplane farman 20x and the same moment in one formation in the 1970s .....
  4. pvv113
    pvv113 24 July 2017 08: 01
    MiG-21bis - the most advanced fighter from the entire family of "twenty first", produced in the USSR

    Another confirmation that the USSR is a great power! There is no alliance for a quarter century, and planes are flying all over
  5. Pivot
    Pivot 24 July 2017 08: 23
    Yes, what kind of planes are for Croatia, they don’t have money for jeeps and off-road trucks for the army, it’s like without pants but in a beautiful car
    1. UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 24 July 2017 11: 39
      And they have no options: are you a member of NATO? Then, if you please, correspond to: 2% of GDP for defense (otherwise grandfather Trump will assault you), the number of combat-ready aircraft is also normalized. So at least sell them the latest lace underwear, but ensure the number of combat-ready aircraft is not lower than the standard.
      PS I sometimes admire the Anglo-Saxons: how they can build entire countries according to the line (well, there’s also a decent deal)! Where is the USSR with the Warsaw Treaty (aware that Yugoslavia was not a member of it), not to mention the countries with a socialist orientation!
      1. Pivot
        Pivot 24 July 2017 16: 53
        F 16 earlier withdrawn from service than they will pay loans.
  6. midshipman
    midshipman 24 July 2017 10: 16
    It is nice to see your PVD tube, the antenna I invented (AP-06M). It provides reception and transmission of signals through systems: radio navigation, instrumental landing, ATC and state recognition. Their Almetyevsk factory produced more than 20 thousand pieces. I have the honor.
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 24 July 2017 10: 39
      Yes, this is not only an antenna, such a pike and adolescent flyer, you can break through)))
    2. alexhol
      alexhol 25 July 2017 19: 26
      It is nice to know that among the forum users there are engineers, design engineers, and not just political leaders.