Ukroboronprom, Ukraine´s state enterprise, has announced it is modernizing its military aircraft to improve performance, the enterprise said.
Ukroboronprom said it transferred approximately 50 planes and helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to review aviation park and reinforce it with modernized aircraft.
During last year, Ukrainian pilots received Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack planes, Su-24 fighter-bombers and scout aircraft, An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39 training planes, and Mi-24, Mi-14 and Mi-8 helicopters.
In 2018, the State Enterprise Lviv State Aviation Repair Plant, in cooperation with other enterprises of Ukroboronprom, carried out serial modernization of MiG-29 fighters to the MiG-29MU1 level. These planes have received a powerful radar emitter, which enables to increase the detection range of air targets, as well as a satellite navigation system integrated into the airborne radio-navigation system.