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Egypt converted the MiG-29M / M2 received from Russia into tankers

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Egypt converted the MiG-29M / M2 received from Russia into tankers

Egyptian Air Force MiG-29 with a released fuel rod


MiG-29M / M2 fighters purchased by Egypt in Russia can be used as tankers since they were delivered together with the corresponding equipment. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.

Egypt, along with MiG-29M / M2 fighters, received PAZ-MK refueling suspension units, which enables fighters to fulfill the functions of tanker aircraft

- the agency leads the words of the source.

According to the publication, at a recent exercise by the Egyptian Air Force, MiG-29 fighters acted as tankers, refueling Dassault Rafale fighters. During the maneuvers, refueling of two Egyptian French Air Force fighters was worked out. The number of delivered PAZ-MK sets is not reported.

According to the data provided by Jane's, the Egyptian Air Force did not previously have any air tankers, so the radius of the Egyptian aviation outside the country was severely limited. The use of the MiG-29 as a tanker will significantly expand the radius of the country's air force.

Recall that the contract for the supply to Egypt of a total of 52 MiG-29M / M2 fighters was signed by Rosoboronexport in May 2015. Deliveries began in 2018.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of Egypt
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  1. Yrec
    Yrec 15 January 2020 17: 13
    +6
    Preparing to strike the Ethiopian dam under construction.
    1. knn54
      knn54 15 January 2020 17: 25
      +5
      Yuri, most likely by the forces of the PNS in Libya .. The plane has been in service for 40 years, which is worthy of respect.
      1. Lesorub
        Lesorub 15 January 2020 22: 46
        +2
        Quote: knn54
        Recall that the contract for the supply to Egypt of a total of 52 MiG-29M / M2 fighters was signed by Rosoboronexport in May 2015. Deliveries began in 2018.

        As far as I understand, MiGs deliver them new ones, I hope from the assembly line.
        Recall that the contract for the supply to Egypt of a total of 52 MiG-29M / M2 fighters was signed by Rosoboronexport in May 2015. Deliveries began in 2018.
  2. Losharik
    Losharik 15 January 2020 17: 14
    +2
    Recall that the contract for the supply of a total of 52 MiG-29M / M2 fighters to Egypt was signed by Rosoboronexport in May 2015.

    I hope Russia was paid, or again they pay vows of friendship?
    1. kjhg
      kjhg 15 January 2020 17: 33
      +3
      Quote: Losharik
      I hope Russia paid or again paid vows of friendship

      This contract was paid by Saudi Arabia. Policy.
      1. Losharik
        Losharik 15 January 2020 19: 19
        0
        Quote: kjhg
        Quote: Losharik
        I hope Russia paid or again paid vows of friendship

        This contract was paid by Saudi Arabia. Policy.

        It’s clear that nothing is clear .. laughing
        Well, let them fly bye ..
      2. pavelty
        pavelty 16 January 2020 09: 54
        +1
        Do not carry nonsense, an export contract through Rosoboronexport, paid in foreign currency by the country's Ministry of Finance
  3. maxim1987
    maxim1987 15 January 2020 17: 19
    +1
    Interestingly, new ones are riveted or upgraded from storage? Maybe our NAZ "Sokol"
    1. Hermann
      Hermann 15 January 2020 18: 19
      +5
      This is MIG-29M2, they are new, there the glider there is in my opinion the same as on the MIG-35.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 15 January 2020 17: 29
    +1
    It is possible and so ... there is a specific goal, there is a solution to the problem.
  5. Monar
    Monar 15 January 2020 17: 31
    0
    And what is the conversion? Hang container and tanks?
    1. bober1982
      bober1982 15 January 2020 17: 43
      +1
      Quote: Monar
      Hang container and tanks?

      Yes, if you do not suspend - then this is not a tanker.
      1. Monar
        Monar 15 January 2020 17: 54
        0
        This is clear. But the plane itself remained the same as it was.
        1. bober1982
          bober1982 15 January 2020 18: 49
          0
          Quote: Monar
          But the plane itself remained the same as it was

          Yes, of course the same.
  6. Orkraider
    Orkraider 15 January 2020 18: 21
    +6
    Judging by the photo, at least 13 cars were delivered. More than 15 are written on the wiki.
    PAZ-MK only in two MiGs. It’s logical that you only had two sides to refuel wink


    1. Orkraider
      Orkraider 15 January 2020 18: 25
      +9
      Beautiful photos from reporters turned out:

  7. donavi49
    donavi49 15 January 2020 19: 16
    +2
    acted as tankers, refueling Dassault Rafale fighters


    Like Rafali flooded each other.


    Although, in theory, the systems are compatible and MiG can fill Rafal, and Rafal MiG.
  8. Tuzik
    Tuzik 15 January 2020 20: 16
    +2
    Not enough money for the IL-78? )
    1. Nikolay Balashov
      Nikolay Balashov 16 January 2020 18: 21
      +1
      And the MiG-29, if anything can quickly be scuttled, in the sense of fading, but the IL-78 is not ....
  9. Kaw
    Kaw 15 January 2020 20: 26
    +5
    MiG-29M2 - is this, as I understand it, the same MiG-35?
  10. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 15 January 2020 22: 39
    -1
    Do they need it?