KUBINKA (Sputnik) — The commander added that the Aerospace Forces had achieved excellent results in combat training as the annual flight time of each pilot amounted to no less than 120 hours and that figure would increase.
"We will never fall behind anyone. We have no doubts that planes and helicopters will be unmanned. This will be qualitatively new aviation equipment, because the technologies are developing and all this is being actively implemented in the Aerospace Forces," Bondarev told reporters.
The United Aircraft Corporation’s CEO, Yuri Slyusarev, earlier said that the initial batch of 12 such planes will be supplied to the Aerospace Forces in 2019.