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MiG-29s are now capable of mapping the terrain: Serbia is upgrading donated fighters

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The last batch of two MiG-29 fighters arrived on May 17 from Belarus to Serbia. Thanks to this and earlier deliveries, which were free of charge within the framework of military assistance from Moscow and Minsk, the Serbian military acquired a MiG-29 squadron of 14 vehicles (6 of the old buildings were transferred to the Russian Federation, 4 by Belarus, 4 remained from Soviet times).


So far, 10 donated units have been mainly overhauled (one car - mainly in the Russian Federation, the rest - in Belarus), which made it possible to extend their service life. At the same time, due to the replacement of some equipment, a number of improvements were made, in connection with which the aircraft received the designation MiG-29SD.

However, now the Serbian military has more serious work to do. As expected, 11 single-seat aircraft will undergo the second stage modernization and will be brought to the level of the MiG-29SM; 3 two-seaters, given the more modest equipment and combat capabilities, are likely to undergo more modest improvements.

MiG-29s are already being converted to the SM version, turning into multi-role fighters. According to the Serbian edition of Tango Six, on May 18, the Ministry of Defense reported for the first time that in this iteration the aircraft, thanks to the radar, are able to map the terrain [for work on ground targets], and therefore new air-to-surface weapons have already been purchased. Also, modern means of active electronic countermeasures are installed.

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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 May 2021 17: 01
    +7
    Meanwhile, Czech President Zeman publicly apologized for the NATO bombing in 1998 to the President of Serbia. Vucic is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic. This is not a signal, but a signal. This is what deliveries of Russian weapons to friends are doing!
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 May 2021 17: 22
      +5
      Sorry of course 1999.
    2. xorek
      xorek 18 May 2021 17: 23
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Meanwhile, Czech President Zeman publicly apologized for the NATO bombing in 1998 to the President of Serbia. Vucic is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic. This is not a signal, but a signal. This is what deliveries of Russian weapons to friends are doing!

      I did not know thanks for the info! It means that something else will be in Serbia's supplies ..
      That would be even more joint exercises "small" with the Serbs, so to speak, military coordination in the air .. There, in general, all the polite would become diarrhea ..))
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 18 May 2021 17: 35
      +3
      Tralflot, maybe our grandchildren will live when the Czechs apologize to Russia for their mean behavior, in order to curry favor with the Yankees! am
  2. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 18 May 2021 17: 20
    +5
    The MiG-29 is a good platform, and no matter what the Poles have, almost equal parts of the MiG-29 and the F-16, the MiGs fly, and the F-16s stand idle. Faster would have brought to serial production of the MiG-35, and they would have earned money for themselves in the troops and on export.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 19 May 2021 00: 59
      +1
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      The MiG-29 is a good platform, and no matter what the Poles have, almost equal parts of the MiG-29 and the F-16, the MiGs fly, and the F-16s stand idle.

      Or maybe the "chest opens easier"? ... Poles cherish the F-16 for the purpose of longer operation; and the MiGs "exhaust the motor resource" in order to bring the "moment" of their removal from service more quickly?
  3. Barberry25
    Barberry25 18 May 2021 17: 23
    0
    The main thing is that the purchased equipment does not appear as a connection in the 99th ...
  4. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 18 May 2021 17: 37
    +5
    They would have normal air defense.
  5. isv000
    isv000 18 May 2021 19: 24
    +3
    A kind word and the cat is pleased. And there is no need to dispose of and the Serbs are good, they still fly, maybe when this squadron will serve us well. Although, as they say in Russia, if only there was no war ...
  6. Wolf
    Wolf 18 May 2021 19: 35
    0
    So that Orly would fly over the Serbian sky and that the sky would not fall on his head!
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 18 May 2021 19: 40
      +1
      Let's give these "outdated" Migs and with ROAFAR radar and training for pilots, and Serbia will be able to later, and as it should and in full! wink
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 18 May 2021 20: 10
        0
        Forgot and BELARUSIANS Nautilus included! wink
        1. Wolf
          Wolf 18 May 2021 20: 17
          0
          When Lesa Dar (Alexandar) asked his soldiers: What are you afraid of? They answered: THAT THE SKY WOULD NOT BELOW ON THE HEAD AND ANYTHING MORE !!! " smile
  7. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 May 2021 20: 19
    +1
    Quote: tralflot1832
    Meanwhile, Czech President Zeman publicly apologized for the NATO bombing in 1998 to the President of Serbia. Vucic is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic. This is not a signal, but a signal. This is what deliveries of Russian weapons to friends are doing!

    Yes, the signaling is super, maybe it will even allocate compensation, Vucic? laughing
  8. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 May 2021 20: 52
    0
    Quote: Thrifty
    Tralflot, maybe our grandchildren will live when the Czechs apologize to Russia for their mean behavior, in order to curry favor with the Yankees! am

    You are tired of waiting, they have not yet apologized for the "exploits" of their legionnaires.
  9. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 May 2021 21: 07
    0
    The funny retired "president", being invested with real power by the prime minister, got cold feet, but this is how it should be: , laughing
  10. paco.soto
    paco.soto 18 May 2021 22: 10
    -2
    MiG-29s are now capable of mapping the terrain: Serbia is upgrading donated fighters
    Today, 16: 53
    15 ©
    Title of the article.
    Combing his beard: why?!?
    There are Yandex maps, Gugel Maps, GPS! ... How can you map even more from the donated MiG 29?
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 18 May 2021 23: 07
      +3
      Quote: paco.soto
      Combing his beard: why?!?
      There are Yandex maps, Gugel Maps, GPS! ... How can you map even more from the donated MiG 29?

      He flew over the enemy's position (at a distance that the locator allows), mapped trenches, dugouts, caponiers, finding equipment on the ground, etc. ... And then either he bombed the most important targets, or the artillery worked according to the coordinates obtained, or a missile strike. In general, obtaining intelligence from the operational work on them.
      1. paco.soto
        paco.soto 19 May 2021 21: 04
        +1
        He flew over the enemy's position (at a distance that the locator allows), mapped trenches, dugouts, caponiers, finding equipment on the ground, etc. ... And then ©
        But this is not called kartorgafing !!!
        This is aerial reconnaissance with video filming and transmission of coordinate data, using GPS or Russian satellite in real time.
        I don't understand the logic of the minus experts!
        Regards to you.
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 19 May 2021 01: 04
      +1
      Quote: paco.soto
      Combing his beard: why?!?

      Have you heard about the TERCOM correlation system? Mapping is done digitally, not as pictures in a smartphone ...
      1. paco.soto
        paco.soto 19 May 2021 21: 16
        0
        Have you heard about the TERCOM correlation system? Mapping is done digitally, not as pictures in a smartphone ...
        Reply ©
        Comrade General, may I contact you ?!
        Mapping - is this: drawing up paper maps, which then from the General Staff itself, along all further steps with added tasks, reach the officer's tablets of all branches of the military? Or is ya very old and missed something?
        In my smartphone, I can view all "my garrisons" or the places where they used to be in the form of digital information from the satellite.
        Regards to you.
  11. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 19 May 2021 05: 29
    0
    Thank God that we did not participate in this shame (in the bombing of Belgrade). Although, they could not help.
  12. Glenni
    Glenni 19 May 2021 07: 27
    -1
    We will see which country to land in, along the way in Myanmar.