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Mozambican MiG-21 aircraft to return to the sky

06 November 2013

Mozambique has decided to re-establish a jet fighter capability by contracting the Romanian company Aerostar to refurbish MiG-21 aircraft for its air force (Força Aérea de Moçambique - FAM).

Photographs published recently on a Romanian aircraft spotter website showed a MiG-21, (probably a MiG-21bis), with a FAM roundel, flying at Bacau international airport in Romania, which is used by the aeronautical company Aerostar.

Another photograph published in September showed a MiG-21UM with the same camouflage scheme undergoing an engine test at Bacau.

Aerostar confirmed to IHS Jane's that it began to refurbish MiG-21s for Mozambique earlier this year, but declined to provide further details.



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