Russia’s aerospace forces to receive about 100 planes and helicopters in 2020


Russia’s aerospace forces will receive about 100 new and modernized aircraft in 2020, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday.


Russias aerospace forces to receive about 100 planes and helicopters in 2020 925 001 Russian-made Mi-35 (Picture source: TASS)


"In 2020, the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive about 100 new and modernized aircraft," the ministry said in a press statement.

According to the defence ministry, Russia’s Air Force received advanced Il-90MD-90A military transport planes, Su-35S, Su-30SM multirole fighter jets, Su-34 bombers, Ka-52, Mi-28N, Mi-35M combat helicopters, Mi-8AMTSh combat transport helicopters, Mi-26T transport helicopters and other types of aircraft.

In 2019, one of the main tasks to be accomplished by the Air force of the Aerospace forces was: preparation and participation of crews in Tsentr 2019 strategic exercise, conduction of the all-army and international stages of the Aviadarts 2019 contest, crews' training for the combat use firing at land and air targets, air-to-air refuelling (AAR), conduction of tactical training, command post exercises, participation in Army 2019 International Military and Technical Forum, international aircraft showrooms and exhibitions, and other events.

At the end of 2018, more than 100 pieces of aviation equipment were delivered to the Air Forces of the Aerospace Forces, including Su-35S and Su-30SM multi-role fighters, Su-34 bombers that first entered the Central Military District air regiment in Ural, Ka-52 attack helicopters, Mi-8 transport combat helicopters of various modifications, Yak-130 combat training aircraft and many other types. In 2018, a plan for the flight was fully implemented, the total flight time increased by more than 6,000 hours compared to 2017. The average flight time for each pilot is more than 100 hours.


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