2 March 2016, 11:14 GMT
SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) – Russia will replace all of its Su-24 Fencer bomber jets operating in the Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula with Su-30SM Flanker multirole fighters by 2020, the head of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Naval Aviation said Thursday.
“The complete replacement of the Su-24 attack fighters with Su-30SMs capable of hitting both ground and marine targets will take place,” Col. Gennady Zagonov told RIA Novosti.
© Sputnik / Dmitriy VinogradovRussian Su-24 front-line bomber jet
Russian Su-24 front-line bomber jet
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