Aerostar Finishes Mozambique MiG-21 Fighters Overhaul and Upgrade

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  • 01:06 PM, July 8, 2014
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Aerostar announced the completion of an overhaul and upgrade program for eight MiG-21 fighters for the Mozambique Air Force, Aviationpros website reported.

The contract also included the overhaul of an L-39 jet trainer and a full training program for ground staff and pilots.

The program commenced over a year ago and has involved six single-seat and two double-seat trainer variant. Each overhaul took up to 120 days to accomplish and in effect the aircraft have been revived and rehabilitated.

Each of the MiG-21s has also been upgraded with the installation of a GPS system and a modern digital flight data recorder. Six MiG-21s are now back in Mozambique with the final two aircraft shipped from Romania in early July.

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