TRAINING PROBLEMS may delay the initial delivery of Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrums to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

Senior Malaysian officials have admitted that coordinating the training of pilots and technicians in India and Russia has proved a problem. There is also a shortage of trained personnel.

Under a bilateral agreement, India will provide maintenance and training support for the Malaysian Fulcrums.

The original schedule called for the delivery of the first four aircraft next month and all 18 by the end of the year.

Source: Flight International