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    14 fighter jets, including fourth-generation Su-27SM's and Su-30's, are scheduled to land in Crimea’s Belbek military air base, set to station Russia’s modernized air forces.

    MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) — 14 fighter jets are scheduled to land in Crimea’s Belbek military air base, Capt. 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev, a spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, told RIA Novosti.

    The fighter jets are comprised of ten upgraded Su-27SM's and four Su-30's. All of them are fourth-generation fighter jets. Four of the aircraft deployed in Crimea are newly manufactured, according to Trukhachev.

    • These Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
      These Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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      This Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighter will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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    • These Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
      These Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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    • An official welcoming ceremony for the crews of Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters, due to serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
      An official welcoming ceremony for the crews of Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters, due to serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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      This Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighter will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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    • This Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighter will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
      This Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighter will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.
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    These Sukhoi Su-27 SM Flanker fighters will serve with the 62nd Fighter Regiment of the 27th Combined Air Division of the Russian Air Force at Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.

    “Ten aircraft have clocked flight hours, are maintained in good condition and will now perform tasks in the sky above Crimea. They arrive under the program of deployment of a full-fledged formation of Russia’s Armed Forces,” said the spokesman.

    The majority of Sevastopol residents have never seen such aircraft and are likely to notice them, Trukhachev added.

    Earlier it was reported that Belbek airfield will be renovated to station Russia’s modernized air forces.

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