Russia confirms signing of a contract for 50 MiG-29 fighter jets with Egypt and has also begun the deliveries, TASS reports.
"Yes, the contract has been signed and the deliveries have started, some fighter jets have been already sent to Egypt. Given the number of aircraft - that’s around five dozens of vehicles - the supplies are expected for several years," Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Earlier media reports said citing sources that Russia and Egypt had signed a contract on the supplies of nearly 50 MiG-29 fighter jets by 2020.
The MiG-29 fighter jet is designed to destroy aerial targets both in the daytime and at night in all weather conditions. The fighter jet can accomplish patrolling activities, provide close air support for ground forces and paratroops, interdict combat areas, conduct aerial reconnaissance, intercept aerial targets, escort strike and military transport planes and deliver strikes against ground and sea targets.