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The fourth-generation fighters MiG-29 that Russia could send to Libya from Syria are strange, writes The Drive.
The American edition had wondered how these aircraft flew from base to base Hamim al-Dzhufra, the distance between them in a straight line is nearly 2,100 kilometers. According to The Drive, most of the MiG-29, with the exception of modifications to the MiG-29SMT and MiG-29КР do not support aerial refueling.
“So, either of these aircraft landed somewhere along the route to refuel, or they somehow managed to do this the long way without refueling, or in Libya now deployed modification, capable of aerial refueling”, — the newspaper writes.
The presence of MiG-29 in Libya in The Drive is supposed to be justified because there is a corresponding satellite images. The newspaper reminds that the appearance of such aircraft in Libya occurred almost immediately after the American spy plane U-2 photographed the MiG-29 based in Hamima, where the latter did not appear for two years. In addition, anti-submarine aircraft P-8 Poseidon took the MiG-29 directly in the air. Also the MiG-29 fixed, probably a UAV MQ-9 Reaper, or one of the US fighters.
According to The Drive, the MiG-29 in Libya can be used to fight against the Turkish drones. “The fourth generation fighters deployed major power in the country, to better maintain their power and suppress the onslaught of Turkish drones against them, will be the main purpose for the drone forces,” — says the publication.
In may, The Drive wrote that spotted on satellite images in Libya, the fighters of the fourth generation MiG-29 and Mi-24 helicopters of the Russian production could be purchased UAE Belarus.
In the same month, the Ukrainian consulting Agency Defense Express, said that the Turkish attack drones Bayraktar TB2 staged a “real genocide” “advertised” anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes (zrpk) “Shell-S1” Russian production.
Then the Turkish Anadolu news Agency reported the destruction of Libya in nine developing Russian production.
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