Serbia’s new MiGs

Vladimir Trendafilovski covers the off cial handover of six former Russian MiG-29s to the Serbian Air Force

SIX MiG-29 aircraft donated to the Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protivvazduhoplovna Odbrana (RV i PVO or Serbian Air Force and Air Defence) by the Russian Federation in December 2016, finally arrived in early October. The aircraft were originally scheduled to be delivered by April; the delay resulted from the political situation in Serbia. After elections held on April 2, the former Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was elected as Serbia’s new president and a new government had to be formed, a process that lasted until June 29.

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