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Russia throws super modern MiG-29 fighter into battle against ISIS

Russia deploys MiG-29SMT fulcrum multirole fighter aircraft for combat operations in Syria.

Russia has deployed MiG-29SMT fulcrum multirole fighter aircraft for combat operations in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

The ministry released a photo of the MiG-29SMT taking off from the Russian Khmeimim air base in the province of Latakia.

The MiG-29SMT is a modernized version of the MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter aircraft. It has an increased weapons carriage capacity and uses high-precision air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons to deliver high combat efficiency against aerial, ground, and sea-based targets. The warplane incorporates enhanced cockpit and avionics, additional fuel tanks and upgraded engine.

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Earlier this week, unofficial photos of the MiG-29SMT in Syria appeared online. However, the deployment was officially confirmed on Wednesday.

Russia Deploys MiG-29SMT Fulcrum Multirole Fighter Aircraft For Combat Operations In Syria (Photo)
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