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.
  • Ministry of Defense of Egypt
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  1. +6
    January 15 2020
    Preparing to strike the Ethiopian dam under construction.
    1. +5
      January 15 2020
      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. +2
        January 15 2020
        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. +2
    January 15 2020
    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. +3
      January 15 2020
      Quote: Losharik
      I hope Russia paid or again paid vows of friendship

      This contract was paid by Saudi Arabia. Policy.
      1. 0
        January 15 2020
        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. +1
        January 16 2020
        Do not carry nonsense, an export contract through Rosoboronexport, paid in foreign currency by the country's Ministry of Finance
  3. +1
    January 15 2020
    Interestingly, new ones are riveted or upgraded from storage? Maybe our NAZ "Sokol"
    1. +5
      January 15 2020
      This is MIG-29M2, they are new, there the glider there is in my opinion the same as on the MIG-35.
  4. +1
    January 15 2020
    It is possible and so ... there is a specific goal, there is a solution to the problem.
  5. 0
    January 15 2020
    And what is the conversion? Hang container and tanks?
    1. +1
      January 15 2020
      Quote: Monar
      Hang container and tanks?

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

          Yes, of course the same.
  6. +6
    January 15 2020
    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. +9
      January 15 2020
      Beautiful photos from reporters turned out:

  7. +2
    January 15 2020
    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. +2
    January 15 2020
    Not enough money for the IL-78? )
    1. +1
      January 16 2020
      And the MiG-29, if anything can quickly be scuttled, in the sense of fading, but the IL-78 is not ....
  9. Kaw
    +5
    January 15 2020
    MiG-29M2 - is this, as I understand it, the same MiG-35?
  10. -1
    January 15 2020
    Do they need it?

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