21:39 GMT +323 April 2019
Listen Live
    Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-C and Su-35S Super-Flanker fighters fly by during rehearsal for parade

    Russian Aerospace Forces Equipment Renewed by Over 50% - Deputy Commander

    © Sputnik / Vladimir Sergeev
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 95

    According to Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin, the Russian Aerospace Forcesare rearming with modern multi-purpose aircraft.

    ARMAVIR (Russia), (Sputnik) — Equipment of the Russian Aerospace Forces has been renewed by more than a half, the forces deputy commander, Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin, said Tuesday.

    "We are rearming with modern multi-purpose aircraft, in particular here in the south of Russia, with Su-30SM, Su-35S, new helicopters. In general, the aviation fleet has been seriously renewed and can successfully perform any tasks," Yudin told reporters at the Armavir aviation school in southwestern Russia.

    He added that the share of modern equipment at the Russian Aerospace Forces amounted to 52 percent and the forces were expecting to obtain several hundreds of new equipment units by the end of 2016.

    In 2015, the Russian Aerospace Forces obtained 10 modernized strategic bombers, over 240 aircraft, 90 anti-aircraft missile systems and complexes, as well as more than 200 radar systems.

    Related:

    Combat Ready: Russian Aerospace Forces to Conduct 500 Drills in 2016
    Three Months of Russian Aerospace Forces Operation in Syria in Details
    Russian Aerospace Firm to Offer Systems for Helicopter Project With China
    Defense Ministry: Russian Aerospace Forces Hit Only Terrorists in Syria
    Operation of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria
    Syrian Army, Russian Aerospace Forces Push Militants Back in Latakia
    Tags:
    modern arms, aircraft, Su-35S, Su-30SM, Russian Aerospace Forces, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik