Russia hands over MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

Damascus, SANA_ The Syrian Arab Army on Saturday received the second group of modern and advanced MiG-29 fighter jets at a ceremony at Hmeimim base in Lattakia.

“ In the framework of military and technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, during a ceremony at Hmeimim base,” a military source said.

According to the source, the received fighters are more effective than their previous generation and took off from the Hemeimim base towards the different Syrian air bases.

“As of June 1, 2020, Syrian pilots will begin to carry out missions on those planes in Syrian airspace,” the source concluded.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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