– IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
29 May 2014
Chad is in the process of procuring advanced MiG-29 multirole fighters from Ukraine, it was revealed when the first photograph of one of the aircraft was posted on the airliners.net spotters website in late May.
In April 2009, the Chadian website Tchadactuel quoted President Idriss Déby as saying: “No African country except Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa has the weapons that Chad has today. In addition to what I have today, I am trying to acquire others. As I speak, my little brother Umar Déby, accompanied by the chief-of-staff of the air force,is in Ukraine, negotiating the acquisition of three MiG-29s, pilots, mechanics, and ammunition ”