Fulcrum faces the future

Intel Report

As the historic Fulcrum edges towards obsolescence, Alan Warnes reviews NATO’s existing MiG-29 fleets. Lockheed Martin and Saab also talk frankly about Slovakia’s controversial decision to replace its Russian fighters with the F-16V, not the Gripen.

Digital MiG: Upgraded Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic MiG-29AS serial 0921 gets airborne from Sliač. Igor Bozinovski

Most of the former Warsaw Pact air forces operated the MiG-29 back in the 1990s, the time when Eastern Europe was dismantling its communist regimes.

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