RUSSIANS ASKED TO MODERNIZE SYRIAN MIG-21S.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 229
The commander of the Syrian Air Force has requested that Russia modernize Syria’s Russian-built MiG-21 jet fighters, according to Lt. Gen. Yuri Klishin, deputy commander of the Russian Air Force. Klishin met the Syrian officer last Friday at a weapons exposition in India. Syria is believed to have 180 MiG-21s. Klishin said Russia had also volunteered to update Syria’s 90 Su-22 fighter-bombers. (Interfax, December 7)
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