Russia intends to sign a contract with Malaysia in the framework of MAKS-2017 regarding the modernization of MiG-29 fighter jets which are in service with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), said Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Armed Forces Service of Russia.

"We also plan to finalize such a serious process as the modernization of the MiG-29 for the Royal Malaysian Air Force," said Shugaev at the MAKS-2017 air show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.

According to him, the head of RMAF is present at the air show and the Russian side hopes to successfully conclude the talks.