According to Russian media reports, the Su-30SM fighter jet will be upgraded with the CM2 ‘Super-Sukhoi’ modification. It will receive an engine of increased maneuverability, as well as unique radars. In addition, its arsenal will be significantly expanded. It will include the latest guided bombs and missiles. According to experts, such modernization will significantly increase the potential of Russian combat aviation.

It is planned that the work will be completed by 2027. Not only fighters of the Aerospace Forces, but also naval aviation will fall under the upgrade.

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Croatia has agreed to buy a batch of used fighter jets from France, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday, in a deal worth one billion euros ($1.2 billion). The twelve Rafale planes will replace Croatia’s Russian-made MiGs in the country’s biggest arms purchase since its 1990s war of independence from Yugoslavia.

The EU member chose France’s package over bids from Israel, Sweden and the United States and expects to get the first six planes by 2024. Plenkovic told a cabinet session the French offer to supply the planes for 999 million euros was the best deal.

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SOURCE: Air Recognition

The Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Nebojsa Stefanovic and the Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense, Lieutenant General Dusko Zarkovic, attended on 21 May at the military airport “Colonel Pilot Milenko Pavlovic” the event “Trace in Infinity” which symbolically ended the MiG-21 life in the Serbian Air Force.

From 1962 to 1986, Serbia procured a total of 261 MiG-21s from the then Soviet Union. This supersonic aircraft of the second generation was produced in the largest numbers in the history of aviation – a total of 11,496 pieces in 32 versions. It has been used for six decades on four continents in the air forces of more than 60 countries and is still used in many of them nowadays.

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