Slovakia to agree MiG-29 service contract with Russia

Slovakia to agree MiG-29 service contract with Russia

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini will sign a contract worth 100 million euros ($112mln) with Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK MiG) for servicing the country’s MiG-29 fighters for the next four to five years, during a press conference following a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev in Moscow. The agreement will be in effect before the delivery of 14 US F-16V Block 70/72 multirole combat aircraft valued at EUR1.6 billion by the end of 2023. The Slovak Air Force currently holds 10 MiG-29A/-29UB combat aircraft. Slovakia’s contract with Russia for the maintenance of 12 MiG-29s is valid until the fall of 2019. Slovakia pays Russia 30 million euros annually for the repair of fighters.

Slovakia to agree MiG-29 service contract with Russia

Slovakia to agree MiG-29 service contract with Russia

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