Media: Russia tests its newest fighter jets in Syria
The Russian Ministry of Defense has transferred four modern MiG-29 SMT fighter jets to the airbase in Khmeimim (Latakia, Syria). The fighters were delivered to the department by the MiG Corporation in December 2015.
According to Kommersant, the fighter jets were sent to the region in order to provide practice for as many pilots as possible, as well as to test the aircraft in combat conditions.
Kommersant reports that the first confirmations of the presence of MiG-29 SMTs in Syria appeared. A photograph of such a fighter featured in the Russian Defense Ministry’s photo report, which was published on the official site …read more