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الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية (People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)

Revised: August 2010

In service

since 1999 up to day
Operational: no data, up to 56


  • 1999: 19 x MiG-29 (Belarus), quantity: 19
  • 1999: 7 x MiG-29 (Russia), quantity: 19+7=26
  • 2000: 5 x MiG-29 (Belarus), quantity: 26+5=31
  • 2000: 5 x MiG-29 (Ukraine), quantity: 31+5=36
  • 2000: 6 x Mig-29UB (Russia via Belarus), quantity: 36+6+42
  • 2001: 4 x MiG-29 (Belarus), quantity: 42+4=46
  • 2002: 2 x MiG-29 (Belarus), quantity: 46+2=48
  • 2002: 2 x MiG-29 (Russia), quantity: 48+2=50
  • 2003: 1 x MiG-29 (Russia), quantity: 50+1=51
  • 2004: 1 x MiG-29 (Russia), quantity: 51+1=52
  • 2005: 4 x MiG-29 (Russia), quantity: 52+4=56

In total: 56 Migs from Belarus (30), Russia (21) and Ukraine (5)


3e Escadre de Defence Aerienne:
193rd Sqn (Bou Sfer)
143rd Sqn (Ouarghla)
113rd Sqn (Tindouf)
153rd Sqn (Bechar)

Bort numbers

MiG-29: FC-45 FC-61 FC-64 FC-71
MiG-29UB: FB-80
upgraded MiG-29UB*: FB-05
MiG-=29SMT*: FC-57 FC-14 (3017 on fin) FC-12 (3029 on fin)
* not in service, returned to Russia


Between 1999 and 2004 basic version was MiG-29 (9-13), since December 2006 MiG-29SMT (version 9-19), soon returned to Russia.

MiG-29, 2007. Overall gray camouflage.
Drawing accuracy: 100%.

In 2003-2004 tests of four MiG-29 are performed in Algeria: MiG-29K, MiG-29SMT with dorsal fuel tank, MiG-29SMT without it and MiG-29M2. Tests were conducted at Mecheria, Bousfer and Laghouat air bases.

Contract for delivery of 40 x MiG-29SMT and upgraded MiG-29UB (with option for next 30) was signed 03.2006. After delivery of first aircraft in 12.2006, AAF discover that MiG not meet contract conditions - airframe is not new (althrough aircraft was new, airframe was old, from russian manufacturer store). Deliveries was stoped, and when in 05.2007 next two delivered MiGs were in the same state, Algeria refused to pay for MiGs. So Russia not started deliveries of Sukhoi Su-30MKA. Algeria canceled contract for MiG-29 (05.2007), wants to exchange it for Sukhois or MiG-29 with new airframes. 15 delivered MiG-29 (12.2006 - 05.2007) were returned to Russia, where will be inspected for possibly service in the Russian Air Force.

MiG-29SMT, 2007, Algeria. Upgraded MiGs-UB and SMT were in two-tone camouflage (grey and blue), similar to Algerian Su-30MKA.
All MiGs later are returned to Russia.
Drawing accuracy: 100%.

Since December 2007 Algeria have Su-30MKA (contract for 28 x Su-30MKA, 34 x MiG-29SMT/UB modernized and 16 x Yak-130). Sukhois are delivered since December 2007.

In 06.2008 Russia offer MiG-35 to Algeria, instead MiG-29SMT.

November 2008: Russian Ministry of Finance decided to pay for ex-algerian MiGs-29SMT/UB modernized - 15 for sure (up to all 34 MiGs). Aircrafts are in Russian Air Force since 2009-2010. Since February 2009 former Algerian MiGs are deployed to 14th GvIAP in Khalino (Kursk), refurbished, repainted and renumbered.

Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes

MiG-29 MiG-29S MiG-29UB MiG-29M MiG-29M2 MiG-29SMT MiG-35 MiG-29SD MiG-29UBT MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29K MiG-29KUB MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT

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Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours