Poland’s Armament Inspectorate announced that it has begun a procedure to acquire Ukrainian radar guided R-27R1 missiles, used as the main armament of the Polish MiG-29 fighters. The procedure concerns procurement of 40 R-27R1 missiles. This type of weaponry is the basic armament of the MiG-29 fighters used by the Polish Air Force. The missile is a semi-active radar-guided weapon used against airborne targets at close and medium ranges, in any weather conditions, by day and night, in any direction. This type of missiles requires the launch aircraft to continuously track the target with its radar.