: Ukraine to supply missiles for Polish MiG fighter jets

14:08 Jul. 3, 2016

Ukraine to supply missiles for Polish MiG fighter jets

A MIG 29 from the Polish Air Force demonstrates at the 2015 Culdrose Air Day at RNAS Culdrose near Helston on July 30, 2015 in Cornwall, England (Getty Images)

Ukrainian company will ship R-27ER radar guided medium-range air-to-air missiles

The consortium formed by Polish WB Electronics and Ukrainian Spetstehnoeksport won the tender for the supply of 40 missiles for Polish fighter aircraft.

It is reported by Radio Poland.

"Except for Russia, Ukraine is now the only manufacturer of missiles that can be used for Polish MiG-29M jets. The (Polish) aircraft are adapted to NATO standards, but they are still equipped with Russian-standard weapons. In this case, Ukrainians will supply R-27ER radar guided medium-range air-to-air missiles. These are not too advanced facilities, however they are completely adapted to the aircraft and radar standards. 

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Consequently, Poland should decide either to order missiles from Russia, which seems unlikely for many reasons, or look for another manufacturer. And now the only manufacturer, except for Russia, can be found in Ukraine", Juliusz Sabak, Polish specialist in the Air Force and journalist of news outlet Defence24pl

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Missiles for Polish fighter jets to be delivered by the end of November this year.

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