Russia is to send more MAPO MiG-29 fighter aircraft to its military base in Armenia, reinforcing the deployment of S-300 surface-to-air missiles and five MiG-29s earlier this year. The eight-aircraft deployment was announced on 14 April by Russian air force chief Col Gen Anatoly Kornukov, who also invited Azerbaijan to join the recently established joint Russian-Armenian air defence system. Neighbouring Georgia and Ukraine's defence ministers signed an agreement at Tbilisi, Georgia on 17 April on co-operation between the nations' air forces.

Source: Flight International