Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NEWS |Germany seizes Russian engines destined for Algeria, India

altGerman customs officials have confiscated two shipments of military aircraft engines, seizing MiG-29 engines destined for Algeria and Tu-142 engines for India.

According to Spiegel, the four Tu-142 engines and a shipment of MiG-29 engines were seized because they lacked the necessary permits, in violation of Germany’s strict arms control laws.
Officials intercepted the Tu-142 engines at Hahn airport in Rhineland-Palatinate state. According to Spiegel, they are worth US$3.3 million. The Indian Navy has eight Tu-142 maritime patrol aircraft in service. It is expected that they will be replaced by Boeing P-8I Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.


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