Russia donates airfield equipment to Mongolian Air Force

Russia has handed over airfield equipment to Mongolia worth 13 million U.S. dollars as part of an effort to render military-technical assistance to the Mongolian side. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has described the hand-over as a milestone event in the bilateral relations.

Russia donates airfield equipment to Mongian Air Force 001 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Mongolian counterpart
(Credit: Mongolian Defense Ministry)

"I am convinced that the airfield service equipment of general use will expand the opportunities of the Mongolian Armed Forces, including the national Air Forces," Shoigu said.

According to the Russian defense minister, the Russian side is ready to continue developing bilateral ties and strengthening a trustful dialogue between Russia and Mongolia.

Mongolian Defense Minister Nyamaagiyn Enkhbold noted, in turn, that during his official visit to Mongolia Shoigu was handing over common ground airfield service and airfield flight control equipment, which the Russian Defense Ministry was supplying to the Mongolian Armed Forces on a non-repayment basis. He expressed his gratitude to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on behalf of the Mongolian Defense Ministry and the Mongolian army.

Nyamaagiyn Enkhbold said that the Russian equipment would enable the Mongolian army to receive new types of aircraft at the Nalaykh military airfield and carry out their ground servicing. "Let me assure you, Mr. Minister, that our airmen will learn to handle this equipment appropriately and that the equipment which we have received will be long-used," Enkhbold told Shoigu.The Mongolian defense minister also said that many Mongolian servicemen were studying at the Russian Defense Ministry academies and institutions of high learning in various professions.

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