Warplanes: July 28, 2001


India has been offered Russian-built Myasishchev-55 (Mystic-B) high altitude recon planes under its recent defense deal with Russia. Development of this aircraft has been stalled by the post-Cold War collapse of the Russian military budget, and the Russians feel that if they can sell a few to India, they will be able to field the aircraft for their own forces.--Stephen V Cole




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