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Sri Lanka may purchase Russian MiG-29 from availability

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The Sri Lani Air Force has not yet made a final decision on which aircraft they intend to upgrade their fleet of MiG-27M fighter-bombers and the training MiG-23UB, the blog reports bmpd with reference to the TTU newsletter.


Sri Lanka may purchase Russian MiG-29 from availability
Fighter-bomber MiG-27M (tail number SFS-5307) Air Force Sri Lanka, 09.02.2011.

According to a source in the French edition, “the options in question are not limited to the Indian fighter LCA Tejas or the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17”,

He noted that the command "does not exclude the possibility of purchasing Russian and European fighters - that is, taking into account the possibilities of the country's budget, it can be a matter of almost 100% about Russian MiG-29 or French Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from availability".

Help bmpd: “As of 2013, the 6 fighter-bombers MiG-27M Sri Lankan air force fighter-bomber were in good condition. The aircraft were received in 2000-2006 from Ukraine in the amount of 10 units. (along with one MiG-XNUMHUB worth $ 23 million). Three aircraft were lost during the fighting against the Tigers of Tamil Eelam Liberation Movement. ”
Photos used:
Frank Noort / airliners.net
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    1. Maxom75
      Maxom75 April 25 2016 12: 46
      +6
      yes this is a fact, the country is great))) At the end of the runway, the border))
      1. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog April 25 2016 12: 49
        +2
        Well, damn it, but it’s not like taking Chukhons to take a ride from NATO) it’s always better!
      2. Volzhanin2
        Volzhanin2 April 25 2016 12: 50
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        Quote: Maxom75
        yes this is a fact, the country is great))) At the end of the runway, the border))

        On the territory of the 120th country in the world, so it is not a dwarf at all. Probably the whole world provides tea ...
        It seems that before they had "graters" not weak with India, they were too tasty morsel on the territory, so their desire to buy weapons from the Indians is strange
      3. Arkhan
        Arkhan April 25 2016 20: 05
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        I don’t want to prove anything to you. Just leave it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQpIZ4SdSUY
        You decide what to do with it.
  2. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 April 25 2016 12: 44
    +3
    In an instant, it’s already customary why the topic should be changed.
    1. Leto
      Leto April 25 2016 13: 26
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      Quote: Spartanez300
      In an instant, it’s already customary why the topic should be changed.

      Second-hand MiG-29 whose resource on the glider is already on the verge? How many of their living are left (meaning flying), and how many of them with a good resource satisfy the buyer? Yes, and Sri Lanka doesn’t have much money for rubbish ...
  3. Lester7777
    Lester7777 April 25 2016 13: 10
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    Where did the IAI Kfir go?
    1. Bongo
      Bongo April 25 2016 14: 24
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      Quote: Lester7777
      Where did the IAI Kfir go?

      One remained as a monument at the entrance to the Katunayake airbase, the rest were decommissioned for resource development.

      The fact that Sri Lanka will buy from us B / Y MiG-29 I do not believe No. Most of the cars, with the possible exception of the "Algerian" ones, are to be written off in the very near future.
      1. Pirogov
        Pirogov April 25 2016 14: 39
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        Quote: Bongo
        I do not believe that Sri Lanka will buy a used MiG-29 from us no. Most of the cars, with the exception of perhaps the "Algerian" ones, are to be written off in the very near future.

        You are right, the old MiG-29 has almost got its resource out or it came out completely, and if you bring it to mind, the price will not suit Sri Lanka.
        1. Bongo
          Bongo April 25 2016 14: 47
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          Quote: Pirogov
          You are right, the old MiG-29 has almost got its resource out or it came out completely, and if you bring it to mind, the price will not suit Sri Lanka.

          Most likely, Sri Lanka will acquire Chinese fighters FC-1. This fairly simple and relatively inexpensive aircraft has proven itself in Pakistan.

          Moreover, the Chinese are ready to put them on credit, negotiations on this issue are already underway.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 25 2016 13: 16
    +2
    For what, dozens of the 29ths fit them in exchange for Ceylon tea and condiments different there, if they have no money. Also a good option. By the way, who does not know, seasonings are quite expensive.
  5. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ April 25 2016 13: 27
    +6
    Yes you are my beautiful, MIG-27! A long time ago I did not see you in the ranks. Still working? Replace soon, be sure!
  6. bad
    bad April 25 2016 13: 47
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    Quote: Alex_Rarog
    Well, damn it, but it’s not like taking Chukhons to take a ride from NATO) it’s always better!
    ..heh..im would (Chukhons) who else would give a ride .. wipe the wheels maximum .. and it's not a fact laughing wash them toilets at the bases and then after a briefing from NATO .. laughing
  7. Minsk
    Minsk April 25 2016 14: 22
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    Three planes were lost during the fighting against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
    Did they knock them off with their hoes?
  8. sounddoc
    sounddoc April 25 2016 14: 59
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    If the question is only in the fight against "Tigers", then why the Sri Lankans do not start purchasing from the Su-25?
    1. Bongo
      Bongo April 25 2016 15: 02
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      Quote: sounddoc
      If the question is only in the fight against "Tigers", then why the Sri Lankans do not start purchasing from the Su-25?

      They have already defeated the tigers; Sri Lanka needs more flexible machines - universal machines. Able to strike at ground and surface targets with all types of guided and unguided weapons and intercept air targets.
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 25 2016 15: 50
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    Nwu da Sri Lanka, in any case, needs air forces for its "aircraft carrier strike groups" .. All the same, 5 aircraft carriers are lowered into the water .. From where only so much ship wood and cotton for sails are taken so much ..)))
    1. Lester7777
      Lester7777 April 25 2016 21: 20
      +1
      And how many aircraft carriers does Finland have? Right, not a single one. Which doesn’t stop Finns from using the F / A-18 at all.
  10. KnightRider
    KnightRider April 25 2016 17: 19
    +2
    Let them take it. Though for nothing. Disposal will still cost more, and the junk of all sorts of different things is still rubble
    1. Bongo
      Bongo April 26 2016 01: 32
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      Quote: KnightRider
      Let them take it. Though for nothing. Disposal will still cost more, and the junk of all sorts of different things is still rubble

      This statement would be true 20-25 years ago, now alas and ah ... Do you even know what happened to our fighter-bomber aircraft and in what condition is most of the MiG-29?