Russian Air Force To Get 150 Aircraft, Helicopters Next Year

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  • 08:26 AM, December 1, 2014
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The Russian Air Force will get over 150 aircraft and helicopters in 2015, as part of a state defense order, the Defense Ministry announced Monday.

"In accordance with the state defense order for 2015 it is planned to deliver over 150 helicopters and airplanes to the [air] forces," a ministry spokesperson for the Russian Air Force, Col. Igor Klimov, said.

According to Klimov, the delivery will include Sukhoi Su-34 bombers, multipurpose Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainers/light fighters and transport Ilyushin Il-76MD-90 planes.

The helicopters deliveries will include Kamov Ka-52 (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) and Mil Mi-28N (NATO reporting name: Havoc) attack helicopters, Mi-8AMTSh (NATO reporting name: Hip) assault-transport helicopters, Mi-35 (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) combat helicopters and Ka-226 (NATO reporting name: Hoodlum) utility choppers, according to Sputnik News.

The Air Force will also get cutting-edge radar stations, such as Nebo-M and Sopka, the report added. Klimov added that the Russian Air Force will take part in a number of military exercises in 2015.

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