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Russia Southern Military District Receives Over 10 New Aircraft in October

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Su-34 strike fighter - Sputnik International
The 4th Air Force and Air Defense Forces Command of Russia's Southern Military District has received more than 10 new aircraft and helicopters, the Defense Ministry said in a statement issued on Friday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the ministry, among the new aircraft under the command's control are Su-34 Fullback fighter bombers, Su-30SM Flanker multi-role fighters and Mi-8AMTSh Terminator assault transport helicopters.

It was mentioned in the statement that the command expects to receive a total number of 35 pieces of modern military aerial equipment by year-end.

Russia is currently implementing a $325-billion rearmament program to modernize 70 percent of its military's weaponry by 2020.

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