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Polish Air Force may completely abandon the operation of the MiG-29

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The Polish Air Force is likely to completely abandon the operation of the Soviet MiG-29, which will ultimately lead to a shortage of combat aircraft for all missions. This publication writes Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.


Polish Air Force may completely abandon the operation of the MiG-29


The Polish Air Force may completely cease operation of the MIG-29, the flights of which have already been banned since 4 this March after an accident of this type of aircraft. At the same time, the causes of the crash have not yet been officially announced, which means that no one permits the flights of other fighters. Each month of downtime reduces the number of pilots who are allowed to pilot a particular type of aircraft, which increases the time required to restore the combat readiness of the Air Force. This spring, the MiG-29 did not conduct live firing.

The scenario becomes real in which the MiG-29 combat aircraft that have been flying for five months will not return to service in the Polish Army. The possibility of a complete rejection of the MiG-29 is estimated at 90%

- say Polish military experts.

According to official figures, in the Polish Air Force, in addition to 30 Soviet MiG-29 fighters, there are also 48 American F-16 and 32 Soviet Su-22. However, according to the publication, with American aircraft, too, not everything is rosy. According to the publication, only 20% of US fighters are in a combat ready state, and in a state of full combat readiness, i.e. ready to take off immediately, only two F-16.


Only 10 of the 48 American F-16 fighter jets that we have are on alert

- cites the publication of the words of the representative of the country's air force.

The abandonment of the Soviet MiG-29 will lead to a complete loss of combat readiness of the Polish Air Force. Even if the United States agrees to sell F-35 fighters to Poland, their delivery will take several years, and later it will take another time to achieve combat readiness, the publication concludes.

Recall that the maintenance and maintenance of technical readiness of the Polish MiG-29 are engaged in Poland independently. Last year's plane crash, which led to the death of the pilot, occurred due to the failure of the ejection seat, the design of which was made independent changes.
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 6 August 2019 16: 18
    +4
    We are enemies of Poland. Therefore, there is no one to repair their Migi. Although ... Let them give Ukraine, as Croatia did! There they will surely be finished wassat laughing
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 6 August 2019 16: 45
      0
      what Then it will not be "the number of pilots who have a permit for piloting a specific type of aircraft," but pilots in general. Zhovtoblakitnye neighbors have already repaired their devices for the "thrifty" owners. At the same time, they reminded them that the miser pays twice. hi
    2. Private IITR
      Private IITR 6 August 2019 21: 40
      0
      Why does Poland need aviation at all?
    3. g1v2
      g1v2 6 August 2019 23: 36
      +1
      They are actually repairing the moment 29. And others too. It’s another matter that the aircraft’s resource is depleted, it will still be necessary to change the PM. Again, the NATO country should feed the NATO VPK. So they add another f16 on a horse's price tag. And instant29 will emerge in Ukraine.
  2. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 6 August 2019 16: 26
    -2
    That's good. It is high time for the Pshek to get rid of the most maneuverable NATO fighter - the MiG-29. Now, instead of 30 MiGs, they will buy 3 "non-flyers-35" and will be proud that they did not miss the owner's side, which must be licked.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 6 August 2019 19: 37
      0
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      didn’t miss the side of the host, which must be licked.

      And where not licking - at least from the back-front, at least from the top-from the bottom - everywhere is right. The main thing is not to stop.
  3. Prisoner
    Prisoner 6 August 2019 16: 47
    +4
    And why do slaves generally have aviation? Cavalry is the maximum.
  4. spech
    spech 6 August 2019 16: 57
    0
    Will Kochinsky be dug up again?
  5. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 6 August 2019 17: 03
    -3
    Well, what if you buy 6 F-35 pieces - the rest can be written off. Budget mastered, staff reduced, responsibility on abstract Americans.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 6 August 2019 18: 11
      -1
      And the maintenance of these 6 F-35s will cost as the maintenance of the entire current Polish Air Force fleet, if not more.
      1. Sancho_SP
        Sancho_SP 6 August 2019 18: 58
        0
        Well, that's right. Kickbacks mean the same.
  6. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 6 August 2019 17: 28
    +3
    It is bad that Poland remains a country with Russophobic politicians and the people who choose them.

    Could MiGi-29 at an affordable price be modernized in Russia and buy spare parts and would be with combat-ready aircraft, and not two F-16s throughout Poland.

    And we would earn money.

    If Poland doesn’t have money to maintain and repair F-16s in time, then how are they going to maintain and operate F-35s ?!
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 6 August 2019 17: 51
      +1
      Now it’s more or less clear how the Polish Mig-29s were maintained in combat readiness, but you can already see nowhere to take the engines from. The same goes for the Su-22.

      For 25 years, Poland received / purchased 46 Mig-29 fighters, 15 of which are used as donors of spare parts for 31 interceptors in service with the Polish Air Force:
      In 1989-1990, Poland received 12 fighters from the USSR.
      Another 22 MiG-29 were donated by Germany. As an aid to a NATO ally
      Another 12 fighter jets were received from the Czech Republic as payment for Polish W-3 Sokół helicopters. MIGs had a miserable raid due to the loss of the only combat training MiG-29UB of the Czech Republic in 1994. All aircraft were received along with at least one additional set of engines and repair kits for them.


      Also in 2011-2012, Poland bought in Romania 40 RD-33 engines, taken out of the disengaged Romanian Mig-2003 Air Force in 29. All aircraft were almost new and did not have a significant raid.


      Poland also bought repair kits for the repair of its MIGs in Russia until the 2010s. That is: the Polish MiG-29 never remained without the support of the producing country.


      https://medium.com/@hu_diletant/poland-mig-29-a9f33f5bb5fb
      1. KOJIXO3HuK
        KOJIXO3HuK 25 November 2019 15: 44
        0
        If Poland bought so many planes and spare parts, could it be preparing for provocations?
  7. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 6 August 2019 17: 31
    +3
    According to official figures, in the Polish Air Force, in addition to 30 Soviet MiG-29 fighters, there are 48 more American F-16s and 32 Soviet Su-22s. However, according to the publication, with American planes, too, not everything is rosy. According to the publication, only 20% of US fighters are in a ready state,

    And who all these years supported 30 Mig-29s and especially 32 Su-22s in operational condition? Poles even bought P-27s from Ukraine for their Mig-29s. And how can only 10 F-16s out of 45 be in combat readiness? for what reason? Something is suspiciously bad for them. But are they not consciously hanging our noodles on our ears, lulling vigilance so to speak?
    1. Sancho_SP
      Sancho_SP 6 August 2019 17: 50
      +2
      Everything is very complicated there with the definition of “combat readiness”. In fact, three-quarters can fly on a mission, but not all of them have a risk level acceptable for peacetime.
    2. Orkraider
      Orkraider 6 August 2019 21: 29
      0
      And how can only 10 F-16s out of 45 be in a ready state? For what reason? Something they all are suspiciously bad. And are they consciously hanging our noodles on our ears

      I agree with you. I do not believe, especially about the F-16.
      And if you take into account information about:
      The US State Department approved a possible deal on the sale of missiles to Poland, launched outside the air defense zone, as well as on the modernization of the F-16 fighters of the Polish Air Force and 70 AGM-158B JASSM-ER air-to-surface missiles with an increased flight range. as well as improving the aircraft of the Polish Air Force F-16C / D... "


      Most likely part of the upgrade to C / D
  8. Graz
    Graz 6 August 2019 17: 53
    0
    let the Poles give Ukraine their letaki for repair to Ukraine
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 6 August 2019 18: 08
      -1
      What's the point of this?
      1. Graz
        Graz 6 August 2019 18: 45
        0
        in Croatian drinks
  9. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 6 August 2019 19: 31
    0
    Moreover, the causes of the disaster have not yet been officially announced ...

    Last year's plane crash, which led to the death of the pilot, occurred due to the failure of the ejection seat, the design of which was made independent changes.

    Oh how! Their own crazy hands are to blame, why are they silent?
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 6 August 2019 20: 33
    0
    to the lack of combat aircraft to complete all missions.
    I belittle you, what missions to fly to the pot? feel
    maintenance and maintenance of technical readiness of the Polish MiG-29 are engaged in Poland independently. Last year's plane crash, which led to the death of the pilot, occurred due to the failure of the ejection seat, the design of which was made independent changes.
    A born plumber should serve the toilet, not the catapult the creator worked on.
  11. Candidate of Military Sciences
    Candidate of Military Sciences 6 August 2019 22: 15
    -1
    That's right, not a hat for Senka now. Failure is inevitable.