Allied Air Forces North visits Slovakia

A DELEGATION of the Allied Air Forces North, led by its commander, General Robert H Foglesong, visited a military airbase in Sliač in central Slovakia on April 5. The delegation is evaluating how the NATO Air Forces and the Slovak Air Force could cooperate to achieve common goals, the private news agency SITA wrote.

Foglesong was interested in the state of the airbase.

According to General Jozef Dunaj, commander of the Slovak Air Force, the Sliač airbase only meets NATO's minimum requirements and needs upgrading. This year a tactical navigation system will be installed at the airbase to enable NATO aircraft to land.

General Dunaj stated that the state of the Slovak Air Force would improve soon.

"We are preparing a contract with the Russian manufacturer of MiG-29 jets. According to the plans, 12 MiG-29 jets will be upgraded to be fully compatible with NATO standards," he said.

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