Russia’s western military district will receive a combat squadron of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets which will replace the existing Mikoyan MiG-29SMT fighters under the rearmament program in 2018.
The aviation unit will get fighter jets for the new squadron in the Kursk Region from the Irkut Aircraft Corporation, the District’s press office report was quoted by Tass on Thursday.
"The military unit’s engineering and technical personnel has already accepted a new batch of aircraft at the manufacturing enterprise and prepared them for their fly-over more than 5,000 km long," the press office said.
Another combat squadron armed with new-generation fighter jets is planned to be formed in the Western Military District in 2018.
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