VIDEO | Russia delivers MiG 29 SMT jet fighters to Syria.
According to Syrian reporter from inside The Russian Humaimem airbase in Lattakia, at least 2 MiG-29 SMT were spotted while taking off in a combat task.
The first flight of the MiG-29SMT prototype was concluded in April 1998. Serial production of the fighter aircraft began in 2004.
MiG-29 SMT is an improved version of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter aircraft, designed and produced by Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG), which is a part of JSC United Aircraft Corporation. The modernised aircraft is equipped with high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons to deliver high combat efficiency against aerial, ground, and sea-based targets.
It incorporates enhanced cockpit and avionics, additional fuel tanks, upgraded engine, and increased weapons carriage capacity. The first flight of the MiG-29SMT prototype was concluded in April 1998. Serial production of the fighter aircraft began in 2004. To improve aerial combat capabilities, the Russian Air Force intends to upgrade up to 150 MiG-29 fighters to MiG-29 SMT standard.