Debre Zelt, later 1980s. Starting in September 1978 Ethiopians received some 40 MiG-21MFs and MiG-21Us from Cuba and the USSR. These aircraft entered service with the 1st and 2nd FIS, one of which was equipped with ex-Cuban, and the other with ex-USSR aircraft. Both units were initially manned by Cuban personnel, although a number of EtAF pilots was soon qualified to fly the type.
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