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Russia offering Argentina MIG-29 aircraft, reveals Moscow top official

Thursday, December 7th 2017 - 08:04 UTC
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Russia has sent Argentina all the necessary materials for taking part in a tender for fighter jets with its Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk told TASS news agency. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    Where will the money come from ?

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Johnny Colman

    Will be piloted by the RAF ..we haven't money for the fuel, anyway we like the English neighbors, therefore no problem with you !!!

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • OptiqueMarquis

    is it designed to destroy pirates as well?

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Marti Llazo

    Perhaps the argies could pay for the MiGs by marketing some of their soy beans and home-grown submarines to other third-world countries. I hear that their subs have made quite a splash.

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Aaaaw Marti, unkind!

    Even if Argieland does get some new planes they will soon be unserviceable due to incompetence and lack of maintenance cash.

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Clyde15

    O.M.

    It may be BUT the “pirates” are better trained and equipped. Remember “La muerte negra”
    The Typhoon is superior to the Mig 29

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Enrique Massot

    @ Clyde 15

    “Where the money will come from?”

    Why, this the very last of Macri's concerns. He's been borrowing massively just to keep the lights on, so what would be a few more billion to buy aircraft the country does not need?

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Mig 29 first flown in 1977, Christ must it be that old?

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marti Llazo

    @ golfie ” ....Mig 29 first flown in 1977.....?

    They're going to refurbish them in their submarine shipyard. I hear they have some real experts at welding old things back together.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    Airfix will be most disappointed...

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    @OptiqueMarquis

    “is it designed to destroy pirates as well?”

    You won't need jet fighters to destroy CFK-your courts are probably going to do that. And possibly Timmerman too.

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    @Marti
    Are they going to fit nuclear propulsion units in them? My understanding is that they WERE good at aerial combat but use conventional weapons for ground attack ( unguided )

    Dec 08th, 2017 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    Head of the argie navy has removed two rear-admirals of their duties over the lost submarine matter: Luis López Mazzeo and Gabriel González. Four more top argie navy officials offered to resign in solidarity with Mazzeo's being removed.

    And it looks as though the argie navy is going to put an end to those daily news conferences that have been given by their spokesperson, Balbi.

    Meanwhile, their boat is still missing, and all those underwater “contacts” have been investigated and have come to naught.

    The argie navy is now looking at whether or not they can continue to successfully supply their bases in British Antarctica for the coming season. A few days ago at the airport here in Río Gallegos we saw that the argie C-130 was in trouble again (!!) and unable to complete its intended supply mission to Antarctica. This particular C-130 also had been the subject of a life-extension “upgrade” but the work was done in the US.

    Maybe it's just the reverse-Midas-touch of the argies.

    Posted 4 days ago - Link - Report abuse +1

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