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July 27, 1987
Syria has received its first shipment of Soviet-built MIG-29 fighters, but the top Soviet warplane is not seen as a threat in Israel, defense sources in Tel Aviv said. Syria, which received about 10 MIG-29s last week, is due to get 30 of the planes, a number insufficient to challenge the Israeli air force, the defense sources said. Israel's air force commander, Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot, referring to the expected shipment, said: "It will improve the Syrian air force. . . .
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July 27, 1987
Syria has received its first shipment of Soviet-built MIG-29 fighters, but the top Soviet warplane is not seen as a threat in Israel, defense sources in Tel Aviv said. Syria, which received about 10 MIG-29s last week, is due to get 30 of the planes, a number insufficient to challenge the Israeli air force, the defense sources said. Israel's air force commander, Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot, referring to the expected shipment, said: "It will improve the Syrian air force. . . .
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