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    Russian naval aviation to receive some 100 new aircraft before 2020, the naval aviation chief said Monday.

    Flight deck of Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier
    © Photo : Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kozhin added that in 2017-2020 Russian naval aviation would receive MiG 29-K and MiG-29KUB fighter aircraft.

    "In accordance with the existing program of modernization and renewal of the naval aviation aircraft fleet, about 100 new aircraft will enter service before 2020," Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin told journalists.

    According to Kozhin, it is also planned to update the fleet of attack helicopters, replacing Ka-29 helicopters with Ka-52K Katran helicopters.


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