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Malaysia to retire MiG-29s?

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 29, 2009

MiG-29 RMAFMalaysia will retire its MiG-29s next year due to rising maintenance and operational costs, according to a report in local media.

The report says Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the aircraft will be drawn down over the next 12 months and will be phased out by December 31 next year.

Malaysia operates a wide variety of small numbers of combat aircraft including Su-30MKMs, F/A-18Ds, the MiG-29s, F-5E/F and Hawk 200s, although the operational status of these varies.

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