02 Juni 2015

RMAF to Retain MiG-29N Fighter Aircraft and will be Upgraded

02 Juni 2015

RMAF MiG-29N (photo : Peter Gronemann)

KUANTAN: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) fleet of MiG-29N fighter aircraft will remain an important asset to the country's air defence. 

RMAF chief General Datuk Seri Roslan Saad said there has been no decision to replace the MIG-29N which had been in service since 1990 and the aircraft will still remain in service. 

He said RMAF will scrutinise the capabilities of the existing MIG-29N fleet to ensure it remains competitive and relevant in safeguarding the country's air space. 

"Initially, there were plans to phase out the aircraft and replace them with another multi-role combat aircraft. 

"However, we have decided to upgrade the aircraft to ensure it has similar capabilities with fighter jets owned by other countries," he told reporters after opening RMAF's 57th anniversary here today.

(NewStraitsTimes)

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