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Russian military 'to get 20 new planes' a year

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Russia's state-run United Aircraft corp (UAC) has said it plans to supply the country's military with more than 20 new planes a year.

Russia's state-run United Aircraft corp (UAC) has said it plans to supply the country's military with more than 20 new planes a year.

"From this year on, we will supply the Defense Ministry with more than 20 planes a year," UAC chief Mikhail Pogosyan told reporters on Tuesday.

Over half of those will be military aircraft, he added.

No further details were provided.

The announcement was made as Russia presented its new aircraft designs at the six-day MAKS-2011 air show in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.

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